The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.
Have you heard the news? All of the Heinen’s brand bacon and ham products are now CARE Certified and sourced from Leidy’s in Pennsylvania! This includes their Canadian bacon that adds so much flavor to this simple vegetable pizza. Similar to ham in texture, Canadian bacon is smoky, tender and not marbled like traditional bacon. It’s fully cooked, so there’s no need to cook it before using it as a pizza topping.
Simply cut it into small pieces and add it with the vegetables before baking. These pizzas come together quickly using Heinen’s frozen cauliflower pizza crusts (which don’t taste anything like cauliflower) and bake up in about 15 minutes.
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- 1 box Heinen’s frozen cauliflower pizza crusts (2 crusts)
- 1 cup Heinen’s pizza sauce
- 1 ½ cups Heinen’s whole milk shredded mozzarella cheese
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- Mini bell peppers, sliced
- Mushrooms, sliced
- 4 oz. Heinen’s CARE Certified sliced Canadian bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
- ¼ cup Heinen’s grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 450˚F. Remove the crusts from plastic film and bake directly on the oven rack for 5 minutes.
- Remove the crusts from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 425˚F.
- Top each crust with ⅓-½ cup of pizza sauce, then sprinkle on the mozzarella. Top with the vegetables and bacon. Sprinkle with parmesan.
- Transfer the pizzas back to the oven (directly on the oven rack) and continue to bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown around the edges.
- Allow to cool 5 minutes before cutting.