Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stuffed Crust Chicken Alfredo Pizza

We have two homemade pizza's that we love - Stuffed Crust Pizza and Chicken Alfredo Pizza.  Darryl requested I combine them so I did.  It was a perfect combination!


¼  cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
1-1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pizza crust
String cheese
10 large fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and dried
6 green onions, sliced diagonally, including tops
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
½ pound bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces, cooked until crisp
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Swiss cheese

Step 1
 Melt the butter in a small sauce pan.  Add the whipping cream and bring to a boil, stirring continuously for 5 minutes (and yes, set your timer and really do this step or it won't turn out!)  Than, add the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.  Remove from heat; stir until the cheese is melted.
The crust
 Allowing the sauce to cool (it will help it thicken slightly), make your crust.  I use a Pillsbury pizza crust but you could make your own.  Stretch it out on your pan, lay string cheese along the edges.  Than roll the dough over the cheese tucking it securely so the cheese won't leak out while it cooks.  (This is the hardest step!) 
The Sauce
Spread the sauce evenly on the crust.  As a side note, I usually put some crushed garlic on my crust too but that is a matter of taste.
The Spinach
 Than, lay the spinach leaves on top of the sauce.  If you really hate spinach, you could leave this step out but this is how I justify that the pizza is "healthy" LOL
The Toppings
 Add the bacon (cooked previously) and the shredded chicken (cooked previously), green onions and both the Swiss and mozzarella cheese.  This is one of the rare times that I actually measure my cheeses - it is a rich pizza without any extra cheese!
The finished Product
Cook the pizza at 450 degrees for 15 minutes until brown and bubbly.  Isn't it pretty??? 

You could do the stuffed crust with regular pizza sauce, your choice of toppings and mozzarella cheese or leave off the "stuffed" part and just make a chicken Alfredo pizza! 

Enjoy :-)

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