Bacon, Leek & Pear Skillet Pizza

If you are questioning whether pears belong on this skillet pizza, trust us. The sugars in the fruit caramelize in the heat, and the sweetness complements the rich, salty bacon and savory leeks.

Bacon, Leek & Pear Skillet Pizza
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 ounces bacon, chopped

  • 1 medium leek, white and light green parts only, rinsed well and patted dry, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature

  • 1 medium pear, thinly sliced

  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450°F.

  2. Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until crispy and browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Add leek to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to the plate with the bacon. Let the pan cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Brush the pan with 1 tablespoon oil. Stretch dough into a circle slightly larger than the pan, then carefully place it in, stretching to the edges. Brush the dough with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Top with the bacon, leek, pear and cheese.

  4. Bake the pizza on the bottom rack until the crust is golden brown, about 12 minutes. Carefully transfer to the top rack and turn broiler to high. Broil until the cheese is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
17g Fat
47g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Vitamin A 439IU 9%
Sodium 633mg 28%
Potassium 134mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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