When asked what type of pizza he wanted for dinner, Jeff suggested Bacon Chicken Ranch, which sounded like a good idea. I found this recipe to use as a starting point, and the end result was quite delicious. Here it is so we can try it again some time.
Bacon Chicken Ranch Pizza
1⁄4 cup butter
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 pizza dough crust
2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, chopped
8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1⁄4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1⁄2 cup ranch dressing
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Mix in the cream cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the cream and garlic powder. Increase the heat and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat and simmer, stirring often. If sauce seems too thin, sprinkle in some flour 1 teaspoon at a time. Cook and stir for desired consistency. Stir in the parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper. You should have a nice creamy alfredo sauce for the pizza.
Bake the pizza crust for 6 minutes and remove from oven. Spread most of the ranch dressing on the crust, then spread with half of the alfredo sauce. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese on the pizza. Add the shredded chicken, bacon, onion, tomatoes and mushrooms. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and alfredo sauce. Bake for 10 minutes more until done. Drizzle with a bit more ranch dressing and serve.
Wayne suggested leaving out the bacon (because he couldn’t really taste it) and adding black olives instead. That would be yummy, but then it wouldn’t be Bacon Chicken Ranch Pizza!