Monday, August 19, 2013

hatch chile & bacon pizza


You know I had to get another hatch chile recipe in here before they disappear! I absolutely love the things, and try to use them as much as possible during our short season. Luckily, I've roasted and frozen some of these guys already, so don't be surprised if you keep seeing a hatch recipe here and there all year round...

It's very well-established on this site that I adore homemade pizza. Whenever I'm at a loss of what to cook for dinner, pizza usually happens. I used my no-knead whole wheat dough recipe for this one, and it was perfect for this pizza, which is deliciously smoky from the chiles, bacon, and smoked mozzarella. Use a plain, sweet tomato puree like Pomi for a little sweetness to cut the smoke.

How's this for dinner tonight?

Hatch Chile & Bacon Pizza

you'll need:
whole wheat pizza dough
1/2 cup tomato puree, such as Pomi
1/2 cup hatch chiles, chopped (If you can't find Hatch chiles, I would substitute poblano for this recipe.)
3 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup whole-milk mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup smoked mozzarella, shredded
olive oil, for brushing
2 tablespoons chopped chives
freshly ground black pepper

Place a pizza stone in your oven, and preheat it to its highest temperature (mine is 550 degrees F). Allow to preheat for at least 30 minutes.

On a pieces of lightly floured parchment paper, press out the pizza dough to desired thickness. Spoon the tomato puree over, then top with chiles, bacon, and cheeses. Brush the crust lightly with olives oil.

Carefully remove the preheated pizza stone from the oven and slide the pizza on parchment paper onto it. Return to the oven and bake for 7-12 minutes, until the cheese is browned and bubbly.

Remove pizza from oven and sprinkle with chives and freshly ground black pepper. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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34 comments:

  1. I'm terrible at making pizza dough.. true story.. but this pizza, I got to get down with..like asap

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    1. Girl you need to try this one! It's a total dump, stir, and wait situation. A cinch!

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  2. This pizza needs to get in my kitchen asap!

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  3. I love the chiles with the smoked mozzarella- I bet they go perfectly together! Loving this and still looking forward to more hatch chile recipes to come :)

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    1. Yes, love the chile/cheese combo! Thanks, Ruthy!

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  4. I love homemade pizza too and love all your recipes for it :)

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  5. Smokey mozzarella bacon and chili's- get in my belly!! This is amazing! What a great recipe!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sophia! Can't go wrong with these ingredients!

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  6. I'd be happy to have this for dinner tonight, for sure!

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  7. I need to come over for dinner :)

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  8. Why have I never had hatch chilies?! need to fix this!

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    1. They are my favorite! Hope you can find some!!

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  9. Oh yum...! I am so, so glad that you're a pizza fiend, cos that means that we get to share lots of your yummy pizza recipes! Love this one. I don't think we can get hatch chillies here in Australia but I'll look up a worthy substitute to try your recipe (bacon + chilli + cheese = winner!). The whole wheat pizza dough sounds divine. Thanks hon!

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    1. I wish I could send you some! Poblanos would work beautifully here. Thanks so much!

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  10. Ooooh, that looks yummy! I love bacon in my pizzas. Delicious! :)

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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    1. Can't go wrong when there's bacon! Thanks Anne!

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  11. I'm embarrassed to say that I'd never heard of a hatch chili until I saw your post! Then I promptly saw them at Whole Foods yesterday. I should have bought them to make this gorgeous pizza. Looks so delicious!

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    1. You should definitely give them a try if they're still there! I love them! Thanks!

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  12. This is right up my alley!! More pizza posts, please!!

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    1. Oh don't worry about that - the pizzas will always keep coming!

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  13. omg... I want pizza now!!!
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  14. This sounds so good. I wonder if I can find hatch chiles where I am.

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Hope you can find them!

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  15. Okay so obviously your pizza is gorgeous and I could eat the whole thing by myself, no problem. But I also need to know about the pizza stone situation in your photo. Mine is busted and yours is beautiful!!! Where did you get it?

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    1. It's from Williams Sonoma! I love it and use it ALL the time! Definitely pick one up!!

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  16. I'm with you on the pizza love! Ever since we got back from Italy we have been working on recreating some of the pizzas we ate there. I can't wait to share the recipes as soon as we have them tweaked! :)

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    1. I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with!!

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