Meat Lover’s Pizza

Homemade thin crust pizza, topped off with two types of cheese, bacon, ham, pepperoni and hot sausage! A must make for meat lover’s.

Homemade thin crust meat lover's pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m just a tad excited. Why? Because tomorrow I’m going away. Eek! Heading away somewhere top secret with the Mr to celebrate our 10th anniversary, a few weeks early.

When we got engaged, he whisked me off for a surprise weekend. So I’m basically recreating that – only not entirely, because I’ll say it’s definitely not the same location we got engaged. I haven’t told him anything but what to pack and what the weather will be like. He’ll find out tomorrow. And it’s possible he knows already, but it’s possible he doesn’t too. Either way, he hasn’t said for sure.

Stay tuned…

Homemade thin crust meat lover's pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And until then, you have pizza to tide you over!

I couldn’t skip pizza Friday even if I wasn’t around to celebrate it. This is definitely not for vegetarians. This homemade thin crust pizza is loaded with four delicious varieties of meat… crispy bacon, thin sliced ham, spicy pepperoni and hot sausage! If you’re a fan of salty and spicy meat, then this loaded meat lover’s pizza is for you!

Ditch the take-out and make this tasty pizza at home!

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Homemade thin crust meat lover's pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1: 10-inch pizza

Prep Time: 20 mintes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes

Meat Lover's Pizza

Homemade thin crust pizza, topped off with two types of cheese, bacon, ham, pepperoni and hot sausage! A must make for meat lover's.


1/2C water
1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 tsp granulated sugar
1 1/4C all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil, if needed
1/3-1/2C Pizza sauce
1 1/2C mozzarella
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
3-4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2C ham, roughly chopped
1/2C hot sausage, cooked and crumbled
1/4C pepperoni slices
Ground black pepper


Prepare dough by combining warm water, heated to 115°F, with yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve and allow to proof.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add flour and salt. With mixer running on low, slowly add yeast mixture. Increase speed, adding olive oil, if needed or desired. Mix until a ball forms, pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Transfer to a greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location until doubled, roughly 1 hour.

Meanwhile, cook bacon and sausage. Chop bacon and ham. Crumble sausage.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape dough to desired size. Spoon pizza sauce over dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella. Add meat toppings. Finally sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella and ground black pepper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until desired crispness is reached. Serve warm.

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42 Responses to “Meat Lover’s Pizza”

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — August 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Oh goodness! My family would devour this!!!! Pinned!

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 10:04 am

      Thanks Meg!

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    DessertForTwo — August 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

    AWww, I hope you guys have a blast on your trip! And this pizza looks great!

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 10:04 am

      Thank you! :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 28, 2014 at 8:03 am

    That is so fun, have the best time celebrating your anniversary!!

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 10:04 am

      Thanks Lauren!

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    Jessica | Saucy Pear — August 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I could be vegetarian probably 95% of the time, but every once in a while, the inner cavewoman takes over and nothing sounds more delicious than a pile of meat (covered in cheese of course)!

    Enjoy your trip and anniversary-celebrating :)

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

      I agree… but bacon would just be too hard to give up ;) Thanks Jessica!

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    Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — August 28, 2014 at 8:33 am

    This looks amazing! We love pizza, and meat, so this is right up our ally! Happy Anniversary :)

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

      Thanks Ashley!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

    This is right up my alley!! Ahh it’s making me want pizza so badly! I know where y’all are going so I’ll just meet you guy there ok? Crash the party ;)

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 10:07 am

      hahaha sounds good

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — August 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

    What a cute idea!!! A surprise get away! This pizza looks scrumptious so meaty and cheesy!

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

      Thanks Lindsey!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — August 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

    My meat loving pizza men would LOVE this! THanks :)

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

      Thanks Aimee! :)

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Have a fun weekend away!!! This pizza looks delicious…perfect for the meat eating boys in my house!

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn!

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    Alysa @ Kitchen Fellowship — August 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I’d NEVER thought of sprinkling the whole pizza with ground black pepper. What an idea! My farmer husband will adore this recipe. Excited to try it this weekend!

    • Rachel — August 28th, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

      The pepper gives it such a nice touch! Definitely give it a try. And thank you, I hope everyone enjoys the pizza :)

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — August 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Oh how exciting! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time. Can’t wait to hear about it!

    • Rachel — August 29th, 2014 @ 4:09 am

      Thanks Liz!

  12. #
    Amanda — August 28, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I love everything about this! Making it soon!

    • Rachel — August 29th, 2014 @ 4:09 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  13. #
    Matt Robinson — August 29, 2014 at 1:18 am

    This is the perfect pizza to me, love all that meat!!

    • Rachel — August 29th, 2014 @ 4:09 am

      Thanks Matt!

  14. #
    Jessica @ Sweet Menu — August 29, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Wow super impressive. It looks better than the meatlovers from our local pizza shop. I will definitely have to try!

    • Rachel — August 29th, 2014 @ 4:09 am

      Thanks Jessica!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 29, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Ha, this would be my husband’s favorite pizza. I have a strict rule about only one meat per pizza. He is always wanting the supreme with as much meat as possible. Our key to a happy marriage – two pizzas.

    • Rachel — September 1st, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

      We do the same thing! Always two, to please both preferences :)

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    Cathy Perez — August 29, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I love pizza! This has all my favorite meats, ham, sausage, pepperoni and bacon and of course cheese, Pinned!

    • Rachel — September 1st, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

      Thanks Cathy!

  17. #
    tracy — August 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Friday is pizza night, your timing is perfect!

    • Rachel — September 1st, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

      Awesome! :)

  18. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Sounds like a great getaway! Hope you have a great time!
    This pizza needs to be added to our pizza night soon!

    • Rachel — September 1st, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

      Thanks Jessica!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — August 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I hope that you guys have a WONDERFUL trip. I managed to pull off a surprise trip for Price’s bday once. He didn’t know where we were going until we got to the gate.

    Can you please deliver pizza to me one day? pretty please!!!

    • Rachel — September 1st, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

      One of these days we should totally plan a pizza outing ;)

  20. #
    Annie @ Annie's Noms — August 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Oh Lord, I need a whole one of these in front of me right now!! Looks so delicious.

    • Rachel — September 1st, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

      Thanks Annie!

  21. #
    Kristen @ good habits and guilty pleasures — February 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I’m making this for my boyfriend.. like now

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2015 @ 8:08 am

      Enjoy! :)

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