Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Gruyere Pizza

This pizza is a great way to start off the weekend with a bang. The flavors combine nicely, and it’s an excellent dish to serve on game night or when watching football.

This is a recipe for a pizza that includes bacon, caramelized onions and gruyere cheese. It’s delicious!

I think I’ve found a new favorite taste combination. I’ll always adore you, peanut butter and chocolate, but my current infatuation is caramelized onion, bacon, and gruyere. On a pizza, to be precise. This caramelized onion, bacon, and gruyere pizza is so amazing that I can’t even begin to explain it. Umami, salty, cheesy, crunchy… I mean, I’m salivating.

 What’s even better? It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.


Alex and I like preparing meals together. Even in our teeny-tiny city kitchen, we like cooking together for a fun date night at home. Homemade pizza is one of our favorite dinners to prepare together. It’s flexible, enjoyable, and remarkably fast and simple due to Fleischmann’s® RapidRiseTM Yeast.

Yes, you read it correctly. PPL, IT’S ONLY TEN MINUTES. 


So, how’s it going? Why would we ever go for store-bought pizza?

How to bake pizza at home

Is there anything better than eating fresh, handmade pizza in your own home? Not in my opinion. It would be a crime not to prepare this delicious caramelized onion, bacon, and gruyere pizza in less than 30 minutes, thanks to Fleischmann’s® RapidRiseTM Yeast.

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, and Fleischmann’s® RapidRiseTM Yeast. There’s no need to soak the yeast in water!


Use your hands to combine everything–no expensive dough hooks or bread machines required! Knead for 5 minutes before resting in a warm location for one ten-minute rise.


Stretch the dough out to a 12 inch circular after it has risen. Brush it with an olive oil-garlic combination, then top it with cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, and thyme.



Bake for 10 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling! That’s all there is to it!


For a more complete breakdown, check out this step-by-step instruction on how to create the greatest 30 minute pizza crust!


Onion caramelization technique

Caramelized onions are certainly something you’ve tasted at a nice burger spot or in a restaurant, but don’t worry if you don’t know how to make them at home. The internet is now available. This guide on how to caramelize onions walks you through the process step by step.


Our recommendations for the greatest 30-minute pizza include:

  1. Prep the caramelized onions ahead of time: Because caramelizing onions takes the most time in this recipe, do it a day or two ahead of time (they’ll last 3 to 4 days in the fridge).
  2. Use a pizza stone: Using a pizza stone changes everything. It warms and maintains heat more evenly than a cookie sheet, resulting in a crispy bottom and an even rise!
  3. Toppings a la carte: Everyone enjoys a pizza with a lot of toppings. To pack your pizza with flavor, layer everything on top of each other.
  4. Use Fleischmann’s® RapidRiseTM Yeast in the following ways: Fleischmann’s Active Dry Yeast is one of my favorites when I have the time, but sometimes you’re simply starving and supper can’t arrive fast enough. Fleischmann’s® RapidRiseTM Yeast comes to the rescue. It’s gluten-free, takes just one rise, and doesn’t need to be activated in water. We’d go so far as to say we’re fascinated.


What’s the end result? From the comfort of your own home, you can make a gourmet pizza. Also, there are no shipping costs.


  • Sarah Fennel is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 10 minutes
  • 20-minute total time
  • 1 12 inch pzza 1x yield
  • Pizza is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • italian cuisine
  • Sarah Fennel is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 10 minutes
  • 20-minute total time
  • 1 12 inch pzza 1x yield
  • Pizza is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • italian cuisine



  • Sarah Fennel is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 10 minutes
  • 20-minute total time
  • 1 12 inch pzza 1x yield
  • Pizza is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • italian cuisine


  • 2 to 2 and a half cups bread flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar (granulated)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fleischmann’s® RapidRiseTM Yeast, 1 packet
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8 ounces shredded gruyere cheese
  • 12 CUP ONIONS CARAMELIZED (about 4 onions)
  • 8 oz. cooked bacon, broken into tiny pieces
  • garnish with thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F and place the pizza stone inside.
  2. Combine 2 cups bread flour, sugar, salt, and Fleischmann’s® RapidRiseTM Yeast in a large mixing basin.
  3. In the middle of the dry ingredients, make a well and pour in the heated water. Mix everything together with your hands until it forms a dough. The dough will be sticky at first, but after you knead it, it will come together!
  4. Knead the dough for 5 minutes on a floured surface, or until the texture begins to smooth out. If the dough is too sticky to deal with, add the remaining 14 cup flour a spoonful at a time until it is dry enough to handle. Make a ball out of the dough and set it in an oiled basin. Cover loosely with a dish towel and let aside for 10 minutes to rise in a warm area.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes while the dough is rising. Set aside some time
  6. Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface after ten minutes. We like to do this on parchment paper since it’s easier to clean up and carry. Roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle. Brush the dough with the garlic olive oil mixture from the center to the crust using a pastry brush.
  7. Top with cheese and caramelized onions, as well as crumbled bacon. Remove the pizza stone from the oven with care and carefully put the pizza on the heated stone. Bake for 10 minutes, turning halfway through. When the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling, remove it from the oven.
  8. Allow 10 minutes for the pizza to cool before cutting and serving.

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The “caramelized onion ham gruyere cheese pizza” is a delicious combination of flavors that will leave you craving for more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Gruyere be used on pizza?

A: Yes

Do you cook bacon before adding it to pizza?

A: I do not know what bacon is.

What goes good with bacon on pizza?

A: Mozzarella cheese is an easy pairing with bacon, but it also pairs well with tomato sauce.

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