Thin-Crust Pizza with Roasted Mushrooms and Smoked Bacon


A mouthwatering, savory pizza loaded with roasted mushrooms and vegetables, melty Fontina cheese, Gorgonzola, and bacon crumbles.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 12-inch pizza


  • 4 medium Roma tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 3 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 ounces oyster mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 ounces portobello mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed

  • 2 large sweet onions

  • 2 slices thick-cut, applewood-smoked bacon

  • 1 (12 inch) thin pre-baked pizza crust

  • 2 tablespoons Alfredo sauce, or more to taste

  • 4 ounces Fontina cheese, grated

  • 2 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a nonstick baking sheet with foil.

  2. Place tomatoes and mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet; drizzle with 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature, about 25 minutes. Leave oven on.

  4. Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, reduce heat to medium, and caramelize until golden brown and soft, turning occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar; set aside to cool.

  5. Cook bacon on a paper towel-lined, microwave-safe plate on high heat at 1 to 2 minutes intervals until almost crisp. Coarsely chop.

  6. Brush sides of the pizza crust with a thin layer of olive oil and place on a pizza pan. Spread Alfredo sauce evenly in a thin layer around the crust, leaving about 1/2 inch crust showing around the edge. Sprinkle with Fontina cheese. Spoon tomato-mushroom mixture over top, then caramelized onions. Sprinkle bacon and Gorgonzola crumbles over the vegetables.

  7. Return to the oven and bake until the top is bubbly and starting to turn golden and the edges are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use any combination of mushrooms.

Time saver option: omit roasting and caramelizing the vegetables. Instead, slice the tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices and then quarter each slice. Rough-chop the mushrooms and dice 1/2 a small red or sweet onion. Arrange tomatoes on top of Alfredo sauce and Fontina cheese, sprinkle the mushrooms and onions evenly over tomatoes and top with cooked bacon and Gorgonzola cheese. Bake as indicated. This is a perfect alternative for when those tomatoes are at peak ripeness!

Also, omit the bacon and make this dish for a "Meatless Monday" dinner or for vegetarians.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

636 Calories
30g Fat
64g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 636
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1116mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 259mg 20%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 505mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love