Grilled Bacon Pizza

overhead closeup of grilled bacon pizza with arugula
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/3 cup bacon jam

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/3 cup cooked, chopped bacon

  • 1/4 cup arugula, torn

  • 2 tablespoons pesto

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled ricotta salata


  1. Preheat a gas grill with all burners on High for 10 to 15 minutes. Shape pizza dough and brush with olive oil.

  2. Reduce the flame on half of the grill burners to Low, to create areas of direct and indirect heat.

  3. Carefully place dough, olive oil side facing down, onto the grill over direct heat. Close the cover. Let dough grill until the bottom is just barely cooked and shows char marks, 1 to 3 minutes.

  4. Flip dough over and cook 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove dough to a baking sheet.

  5. Spread bacon jam over pizza dough; sprinkle mozzarella cheese over dough. Place small dollops of ricotta cheese onto pizza. Scatter cooked bacon pieces over the pizza. 

  6. Return pizza to grill and cook until cheese has melted, 3 to 4 more minutes.

  7. Scatter small pieces of arugula onto pizza. Add pesto; drizzle with balsamic glaze. Scatter ricotta salata crumbles over pizza. Cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
10g Fat
30g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 17%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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