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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

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
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 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 1/4 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.
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I was hired to create a recipe using Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. I love this! I totally use those canned pizza doughs when I am in a pinch. And hello! Your daughter is such a cutie pie, I’m pretty sure my almost 3 year old and her would have a great time together! :)

  2. We love bacon pizza! Bacon makes everything better. :-) And your pizza looks great. I love that your daughter is helping make the pizza. Pizza is the perfect cooking with kids dinner.

  3. I LOVE Monicals Pizza! Never tried their bacon pizza though…must change that! Maybe tomorrow!

    We’re just a couple hours west of Bourbonnais. Small world!

  4. Ooh this may well be the best pizza topping ever!

  5. Oh wow! I haven’t had bacon bits in years, this pizza looks delicious!!! I need to make this :)

  6. Wow, when you said “loaded” bacon bits pizza, you really meant it!!! This looks delicious!!!

  7. Always fun to see “Little Miss Suzie Homemaker” at work. I loved your description of birthed servants. Like mother, like daughter. Pizza sounds good, too! It looks delicious.

  8. I love your birthed servant, such a sweetie!! And that artisan whole grain pizza crust – I’ll have to look for that. What a great quick weekday meal!

  9. A) I use the PB artisan crust all the time! Eez great.

    B) I want to spread Leah on a pizza and eat her.

    C) The end.

  10. All you had to say was pizza and bacon bits and you stole my heart. This sounds beyond and the perfect combination of the two greatest things in the entire world: pizza and bacon. YUM YUM.

  11. Reading this brought back memories of when I was pregnant earlier this year and craved pizza with bacon on it. Since I had morning sickness we always went to get it – and about 2/3rds of the time they actually did not put bacon on the pizza! I would have loved this pizza during that time (not that I wouldn’t now!) Looks delicious.

  12. I so want to make this and never share with anybody. Ever.

  13. Nancy Allen says:

    Do they get soft in the oven? I wouldn’t want to eat hard little bacon bits, sounds like it would hurt. But, I love pizza, too, and am intrigued with that crust! May just have to try one of those, I always make a homemade crust.

  14. This is a great idea for a quick pizza!

  15. I want to eat Leah’s cheeks for dessert.

  16. Your little chef is a doll. And this pizza is incredible!!

  17. Awesome pizza and I think getting the kids involved is important, great job :)

  18. I cannot get over your daughter’s cheeks!!! OMGGGGG SO CUTE. If she were my niece I would pinch them all the time. Probably a good thing that none of my siblings have children yet, so I still have time to learn to reign myself in. Ahem.

    That being said, the pizza looks delicious! I love making big rectangle pizzas on trays, so much more leftovers that way :)

  19. Holy yum…my kids would love this!!

  20. look at the concentration on her face–so precious.
    that photo, drew me right in
    it’s been AGES since I’ve had pizza, ages!!


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