Pizza Carbonara

Pizza Carbonara | Sarcastic Cooking

A few weeks ago Mike and I decided to be risky parents. We decided to live it up in the middle of the week. Yes, we dragged our four month old child out for a late dinner right before his bed time ON A SCHOOL NIGHT! I know what you are thinking, “Man, Stef, you live dangerously!”

I know. I am a real wild child.

Sometimes you just need to kind of say, pardon my French, “Eff it!” We knew the whole sleep feeding schedule would be thrown off but a night out with dear friends was so worth it. As a mom, there is nothing more nerve-wracking than straying from the schedule. I get that it has been four months and I should let up a little bit, but you don’t have to deal with a screaming baby when you get home, do you?

Sorry. I got a little hostile there for a second.

Pizza Carbonara | Sarcastic Cooking

Phew. All better. (Insert wine emoji here).

We met our friends at one of the best pizza places in the city. I have actually written about it before. Going into the night already expecting it to be a test of our parenting patience and prowess actually made for a more enjoyable evening; we planned for the worst and it ended up not being as bad as we thought.

Andy only had one crazy moment. I went to the wrong unisex bathroom, the one without the changing station, and had to change Andy’s diaper on the floor. (Don’t remind him of this when he gets older, please!) There were other families there, which put my mind at ease. Glasses of wine and laughs were shared and this beautiful pizza carbonara was devoured by little old me.

Pizzza Carbonara with Pea Pesto | Sarcastic Cooking

Pizza Carbonara

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1, 14 Inch Pizza

Ingredients

  • Premade Pizza Dough
  • 4 Strips of Partly Cooked Bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, grated
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 Eggs
  • Pesto:
  • ½ Cup Fresh Peas
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Mint Leaf, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Place a pizza stone or pan in the oven to heat up while the oven warms.
  2. Add bacon to a skillet and cook until almost crispy. You want it to finish crisping in the oven. Roughly chop the bacon. Set off to the side.
  3. Mix the olive oil and garlic together in a small bowl.
  4. On a lightly floured surface roll the pizza dough out to about a 14 inch circle. Brush the dough with the garlic oil. Pull the pan out of the oven. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on the hot pan to prevent it from sticking. Transfer the dough to the pan. Sprinkle the cheese and bacon all over the pizza leaving about an inch from the edge for the crust. Add the eggs right on top of the cheese.
  5. Bake pizza for 12-15 minutes until eggs are cooked through and crust is golden and crispy.
  6. While the pizza bakes, add all of the pesto ingredients to a food processor. Puree until smooth. You might want to add a little more olive oil if you like a thinner pesto.
  7. Once the pizza is cooked, remove from oven, and break a few yolks if you desire. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Top with little streaks of pesto and some crushed red pepper flakes, slice and then serve.

Notes

This is my go to pizza dough recipe. It never lets me down and makes two 12-14" pizzas.

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Comments

  1. I NEED THIS PIZZA.

  2. LOL I LOVE getting rebellious and partying it up on a school night. I always, always regret it the next day…and the rest of the week…but it’s worth it from time to time!

    I want to shove that whole pizza in my face. Just sayin.

  3. Yay for a successful night out! I’m a creature of habit and I don’t even have kids yet…so I feel you! Now you’ve got me craving an eggy pizza!

  4. This looks so delicious! I’m probably going to go the pre-made route, but I was wondering if you’ve ever tried making homemade pizza dough. If so, any tips?

    • I love to make my own dough! In the note section I included my favorite dough recipe. Sometimes premade dough can be tricky and not turn out to be as thin or crunchy as I want so I usually just make my own.

  5. You wild, crazy and I totally need this pizza! All of my favorite things in one!

  6. Way to life it up :)

    This looks wonderful.. what a cool way to make to winning things come together !

  7. This pizza looks awesome! So crunchy but soft as well!

    And good for you that you went out. Sometimes you have to be crazy right… :)

  8. awww I’m glad you got to enjoy a night-and Andy too! :P

    This pizza is seriously gorgeous-maybe you should open your own pizza shop ;)

  9. This pizza is drool-inducing! Ever since I got back from Thailand, I have been craving pizza like crazy! I’m going to have to get my fix this weekend – perhaps with this masterpiece! Good for you for livin’ it up!

  10. Glad your night out with Andy went well! This pizza looks delicious! Love the idea of peas in pesto!

  11. Totally yummy pizza. Just have fun. We took (and still do) small one everywhere from the start. She’s totally fun.

  12. What a fantastic pizza idea! I can’t wait to try it!

  13. I’ve been really messing with my 2 year old’s nap schedule recently and he has made me pay! But like you said, sometimes you just have to do it. You just need some spontaneity and fun in your life every once in a while!

    This pizza looks awesome! I’ve been craving pizza for days now!

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