Caprese Pizza with Crispy Pancetta

Caprese Pizza with Crispy Pancetta

It's Italian tonight! Bring on the easy pizza with pancetta, tomatoes, basil and mozarella.

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tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1 1/2
cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 1/2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
cup hot water
tablespoon olive oil
cup refrigerated basil pesto
medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices or 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
oz diced or sliced pancetta or sliced bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
cup fresh basil leaves, torn
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-inch round pizza pan with cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal.
  2. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, Italian seasoning, hot water and oil until soft dough forms. Place on surface lightly sprinkled with additional Bisquick mix; knead until smooth. Press dough in pizza pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  3. Spread pesto over warm crust. Arrange tomatoes and mozzarella in circle on top of pesto, overlapping tomato and cheese slices. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with pancetta and basil. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Sprinkling the pizza pan with cornmeal after spraying adds to the crispness of the crust.
Pancetta is a cured pork much like bacon with its layers of pink meat and white fat, but it is dried and not smoked. It often comes in a sausage-like roll and is purchased thinly sliced. It may also be made as a slab, which is usually chopped or diced. If you can't find pancetta, bacon makes a good substitute.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 700mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 1/2 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.