Meat Lovers Pizza is packed full of sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and satisfies every meat lover on your list. Perfect for family movie nights, gatherings with neighbors or any time the need for pizza arises!
For the Crust
1 3/4-2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 envelope Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast OR Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2/3 cup very warm water 120° to 130°F)
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup pepperoni slices or Canadian ham
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Brown Italian sausage in a skillet for 6-8 minutes over medium-high heat, sauteeing until sausage is browned and broken up into small chunks. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Prepare the crust
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. (If using RapidRise Yeast, let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.)
Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
Assemble the pizza
Spread pizza sauce over the crust leaving 1/2 inch around the edge. Sprinkle cheese over sauce. Add sausage, bacon, and pepperoni. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the top.
Bake in preheated oven on the lowest oven rack for 12-15 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Slice into pieces and serve.