Bacon Fig Pizza

Bacon Fig Pizza

The Nueske Bacon Fig Pizza is a delicious blend of savory Nueske bacon, sweet figs, creamy goat cheese, and tangy caramelized onions atop a golden crust. With fresh arugula adding a vibrant touch, each bite bursts with flavor, making it a standout choice for any pizza lover seeking a gourmet experience.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 - 6 people

From this Recipe

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    Applewood Smoked Bacon


  • 10 Slices Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • 1/2 lb Pizza dough (room temperature and rolled into a 12-14” circle)
  • Cornmeal (for dusting)
  • 1/2 Cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp Fresh chopped thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6-8 Fresh figs, each sliced into three pieces or quarters
  • 4 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Large shallots, peeled, sliced and sautéed in a dash of olive oil until soft.
  • Olive oil for drizzling on to crust
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction for drizzling over finished pizza
  • Micro greens or arugula


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly dust a pizza pan, baking stone or sheet pan with corn meal. Transfer rolled pizza dough onto prepared pan.
  2. Cook Nueske’s bacon until almost done but not crispy and drain and sauté sliced shallots until soft.
  3. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. Spread mixture evenly over dough, leaving a 1-inch border of dough. Arrange bacon strips (can cut in half), shallots, figs and Gorgonzola cheese over ricotta spread.
  4. Drizzle or brush the edge of dough with olive oil and bake 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven, allow pizza to rest for a few minutes, and finish by drizzling a balsamic vinegar reduction and topping with micro greens.
  6. Slice and serve. Makes 1 pizza.


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