Now that corn season is over, however, we have to move on to other options. Within the last couple of weeks, we've come up with:
Chicken, Bacon & Gouda with Honey BBQ Sauce
Chicken, Artichoke, Bacon & Gouda with Garlic Cream Sauce
Out of the 2, I like the latter combination best. The garlic cream sauce was just a lovely change of pace from typical red sauces (or BBQ sauce - as we often use). Here's the recipe:
Chicken, Artichoke & Bacon Pizza
Your favorite pizza dough
Garlic cream sauce:
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salted butter
2 tsp. flour
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 small jar artichoke hearts, drained
4 oz. smoked Gouda cheese, sliced thin
3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
2 chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Heat butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Add flour and mix into a paste. Slowly add half-and-half, stirring constantly so flour mixture dissolves. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens.
In a skillet, cook bacon over low heat until crisp. Add chicken thigh pieces and cook until no longer pink.
Pre-bake crust for 10-12 minutes before adding toppings. When done, spread the garlic cream sauce on the bottom, top with bacon and chicken pieces, artichoke hearts and slices of Gouda cheese. Bake another 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted.
So - I showed you mine - now you show me yours. What are your favorite pizza combinations?