Caramelized Onion and Peppered Bacon Flatbread

Jazzed-up bacon, caramelized onion, fire-roasted tomatoes and cheese? Sounds like delicious toppers to create a cheesy flatbread appetizer.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8
teaspoon cayenne pepper
8
slices thick-sliced bacon
4
cups thinly sliced sweet onion (about 1 lb)
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
tablespoons butter
1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, drained
2
cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10-inch pan with sides with aluminum foil. Place cooling rack in pan.
  • 2 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, combine brown sugar, black pepper and cayenne; shake to combine. Separate bacon slices and place in bag; shake to coat. Place bacon on rack in pan.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes, turning once halfway through baking, or until bacon is browned and thoroughly cooked. Cool completely. Chop bacon; set aside.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook onions and garlic in butter over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onions are golden brown. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 5 Spray15x10-inch pan with sides with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough in pan; press dough to edges of pan. Bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • 6 Spread onion mixture over partially baked crust; top with drained tomatoes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; top with bacon.
  • 7 Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheeses are melted.
  • 8 Remove from oven; sprinkle with basil.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    300mg
    300%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    11g
    11%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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