Friday Night Pizza {Recipe: Loaded Bacon Bits Pizza}

Loaded Bacon Bits Pizza Recipe

I love pizza. If I could alternate Chipotle Chicken Burritos and Pizza, every other day, I’d be an extremely fat and happy camper. Happy being the keyword there… because happy is what matters most, right?

Little Girl Rolling Pizza DoughYou know what I love even better than pizza? Putting my kids to work making dinner. Nothing better than sitting back, eating bon bon’s, watching the servants I birthed slaving away making dinner. It’s pretty wonderful.

Little Girl Spreading Pizza Sauce on Pizza DoughDoesn’t she look so happy being the family lackey for the evening? It’s even better when they think working is fun. At 3, she’s still not jaded to the harsh realities of a working lifestyle, so I’m taking advantage of her happy attitude for as long as I can.

Little girl eating pizza

But seriously, can we talk about this pizza Leah made using Pillsbury’s new Artisan Whole Grain pizza crust? Can we chat about how this pizza creation was inspired by one of my favorite pizza places in Bourbonnais, IL? Monical’s Pizza Restaurant has what they call Bacon Bit Pizza. My brother Mike and his family live in Bourbonnais and long ago convinced us to give this pizza a try. It sounded kind of strange, but I figured they knew what they were talking about. Let’s just say, as much as I love my brother and his family, the Bacon Bit pizza from Monical’s is a really nice bonus when we visit. We’d visit if it weren’t for the Bacon Bit pizza, but having it there is a nice plus, for sure.

Bacon Bits pizza is simple…and although it doesn’t taste exactly like Monical’s, this recipe is pretty darn close. If you like bacon, and you love pizza, and you enjoy a recipe so easy your kids can make it, you’re set… this is the recipe for you.


Loaded Bacon Bits Pizza Like Monical's

Recipe: Loaded Bacon Bits Pizza
A quick and delicious pizza recipe, loaded with bits of crumbled bacon and topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection on a Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust.
  • 1 tube Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust rolled out to desired thickness
  • 1½ cups prepared pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1½ cups bacon crumbles
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and spray 15x10-inch cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Roll out pizza dough to desired thickness and spread sauce to within ¼ inch of the outer edge
  3. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and then bacon crumbles
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is a light, golden brown.
  5. Slice and serve warm.

I was hired to create a recipe using Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust. All opinions expressed are my own.

Stay Connected

Subscribe to receive news, updates, and exclusive content from Dine & Dish.

Facebook      Twitter      Pinterest       RSS


  1. says

    I know a recipe looks amazing when swear words start coming out of my mouth when I see it. It’s probably good I don’t have any little servants running around because they would have some sailor mouths on them after hearing me when I saw this pizza!

  2. Denise Woodward says

    Leah is growing up so fast! I remember her in the stroller at pizza in SF that one night… along time ago! You have won my heart, not only with her adorable smile but also with loading this pizza with bacon! YES! Did not realize pillsbury made a pizza dough, must hunt it down.

  3. Kristen Wogan Doyle says

    I used the bacon crumble bits, not the hard bacon bits. However, Monical’s has that bacon bit flavor… artificial bacon, maybe? It’s so good. I make my own crust a lot of the time, but I’ll be honest… this crust was better than my whole grain crust recipe. It was so easy and good!

  4. Kristen Wogan Doyle says

    Thanks! It was so great seeing you today. Love my Houlihan girls! I think the best quote of the day though had to be “We first went to Weight Watchers and then to Krispy Kreme”. Cracked me up!

  5. Kristen Wogan Doyle says

    Thanks! It was so great seeing you today. Love my Houlihan girls! I think the best quote of the day though had to be “We first went to Weight Watchers and then to Krispy Kreme”. Cracked me up!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>