Meat Lover’s Pizza

This Meat Lover’s Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni…and it’s guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!

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This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!Did you guys hear the news about the taco cannon that will be making regular appearances at the University of Nebraska’s new sports arena this fall?  Yup, you read that right.  A taco cannon.  I mean, I’ve seen t-shirt cannons.  (I think I even caught a t-shirt out of one of them back when I was in high school.)  But taco cannon?  Now that’s straight genius!  This cannon is no joke, either.  It’s powered by an air compressor to launch glorious tacos hundreds of feet into the crowd.  Now that is very definition of dude food!

This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!I’m just imagining what I would do if I had a day to spend with the taco cannon.  I’m thinking it would be an entirely new form of backyard entertainment.  Goodbye, handheld mosquito zapper.  Hello, taco heaven.  I wonder if I could launch a taco across the street and have it land right in my neighbor’s lap as he gets out of his car after work?  I think it’s worth a shot!  Of course, I guess the downside is I could end up raining guacamole, salsa and pico de gallo all over his new car.  Ok, so maybe I shouldn’t be allowed to play with the taco cannon…

This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!Meat Lover’s Pizza

I think I should stick to making pizzas instead.  Speaking of pizzas, my wife and I made this Meat Lover’s Pizza the other night…and it was seriously delicious!  This pizza is pretty much a meat lover’s dream.  I’m talking the ultimate type of dude food right here.  In fact, this pizza was so good that we ended up making it again the very next night when we had two of our friends over for dinner.  (You know it’s good when you are willing can’t wait to eat a meal two nights in a row!)

This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!Our friends just got engaged about two months ago, and we spent part of the evening talking about their upcoming wedding plans.  My wife and I have been married for almost 5 years now, and I still remember those wedding planning days.  It’s crazy how much time and thought you put into it, and then the day just flies by.  I seriously remember looking down at my watch at some point during the reception and thinking, “Woah…there’s only 20 minutes left!”

Wedding1One of the things that we talked about on Saturday night was beards.  We’ve only ever known our friend with a beard.  (We actually met him curling this past season as he was the captain–aka skip–of the first team we ever played on.)  But somehow he mentioned that he was thinking about shaving his beard for the wedding.  I was actually in the exact same position before our wedding…but I was debating on whether to grow the beard.  I ended up growing a very short beard for our wedding, and it totally worked.  But, man, did my family give me a hard time about that beard!

This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!So I’ve kept that short beard ever since our wedding 4+ years ago.  I initially decided to keep it because I didn’t want to shave.  But here’s the thing about a beard.  It doesn’t look good unless you shave.  You gotta keep that bad boy trimmed up, or you end up looking like some sort of wildebeest that wandered in from the woods.  No one wants to look like a wildebeest.  For me, that’s where Schick Hydro® comes in.  The Hydro® hydrates and protects my skin leaving me free to worry about more important things…like creating this delicious Meat Lover’s Pizza.

If my buddy does decide to shave his beard for his wedding, then you can absolutely count on me throwing him an epic beard retirement party!  (Hey, it’s a totally legit excuse to get together and eat awesome dude food, right??)

What are your favorite pizza toppings?  More importantly, would you eat a taco that had been shot out of a cannon?

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This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!

Meat Lover's Pizza

This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 343kcal



  • Preheat oven to 460°F.
  • Using two large skillets, cook both the sausage and bacon over medium-high heat until just cooked. Crumble the cooked bacon into medium-sized pieces; place sausage and bacon on a paper towel-lined plate to dry. (Tip: The meat will continue to cook in the oven, so you should cook it until it's fully done--but not crispy--at this stage.)
  • Shape pizza dough into a 16” round circle. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper.
  • In a small dish, combine the olive oil with the Italian seasonings and coarse salt. Brush this mixture evenly around the outer 1" crust of the pizza.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the interior portion of the dough.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the sauce.
  • Spread the pepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked bacon, and green onions around the top of the pizza.
  • Bake at 460°F for 13-14 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

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This Meat Lover's Pizza is loaded with cheese, sausage, bacon and pepperoni...and it's guaranteed to satisfy that pizza craving!

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  1. Haha – a beard retirement party would be an awesome theme to a bachelor party! Haha – I’ve heard of the whole no-shave November dealio – but this is my first time hearing of a beard retirement party! Too Funny David!
    Even though I like bacon, chicken, pineapple, olives and onions on my pizza; sausage, pepperoni and bacon – on one pizza sounds pretty rad – I think this could very easily be girlie food too – just ask your wife! Btw, that’s one nice picture of you and Mrs. Spiced!

    1. Every year, I think about doing no-shave November. I mean it’s a totally awesome way to support cancer research. But I’ve never actually done it. (Reference the line where I mention Laura appreciating that I don’t look like a wildebeast. Haha.) And this was totally girlie food, too, Shashi! Mrs. Spiced definitely enjoyed this pizza just as much as the rest of us. 🙂

  2. David, this pizza looks amazing!!!!!! MEAT LOVERS = something my husband would go nuts for .. and that taco cannon sounds awesome!!! how fun would that be to get a taco shot out to you!!! I love it!

    1. I’m all about getting shot by a taco cannon…just as long as I was standing on the other side of the street! I don’t need guacamole permanently embedded in my eyebrows! 🙂

  3. Two kinds of cheese, sausages, pepperoni, bacon…Did you guys put all the stuff you found the deli department?! Just kidding though. Or jealous? Anyways, that combo is the perfection! Love your reminiscences of the wedding and your beard issue too. As for my favorite toppings, they are sweet peppers, mushrooms, blue cheese, olives, and pepperoni (and 57 other things haha), but I can’t mention the particular combo – it’s just a lot of fun to mix all the thinks you love, right?

    1. Yes! I’m all about mixing in everything I love on a pizza, too, Ben! I could have just called this one the Deli Deluxe Pizza instead…haha. I’m digging your pizza topping list there, and I can most definitely say that I’ve never had a pizza with all of the crazy toppings on it…but I think I need a slice ASAP! 🙂

  4. Hi David! I read about the taco cannon a while back – sounds like backyard entertainment to me! Right up there with the giant slingshot that shoots water balloons! As hot as it’s been here I think I would have to make grilled pizza and, for us, everything goes when topping pizza. I’ve never seen my husband without a beard, although it has gone from black to silver in recent years. Why is it that only men get that pretty silver hair and women get grey? No fair at all!

    1. I always wanted one of those giant water balloon slingshots when I was a kid! I think my mom denied my request because she foresaw me using it on my little sister. And she was probably right. Haha! I’ve never thought about the silver vs grey thing…but you are totally right. Guys totally become silver foxes. Oh well, now I want to go and grill a pizza. Forget grey/silver hair…it’s all about the pizza instead!

    1. Thank you so much, Medha! I love looking back at our wedding photos…it’s crazy how fast time flies, isn’t it? And the herbs on the crust make all of the difference with homemade pizza, too!

  5. Dude, I so want that taco cannon. It’s like the ultimate backyard entertainment device.
    But what about a pizza thrower? You know, something similar to a frisbee thrower but with pizzas. How awesome that would be?
    Just imagine all the toppings flying into the stratosphere. HA!

    1. Wait. I think you are onto something here, Mike! They have those automatic pitching machines for baseballs, and I know they have those automatic frisbee machines, too. So why not an automatic pizza thrower? Go long, Alpha…pizza incoming!!

  6. So it was you who have started this new hipster trend of having a beard! Being half Chinese, it takes me 2 years to grow a moustache so I won’t have that issue ha. 5 years, wow- That’s amazing mate- Here’s to 5 + 5 + 100 more. Now this pizza IS the kind you’d make two nights in a row and my only caveat is you didn’t make two. One to have for breakfast cold.

    1. Ah, you are totally right, Arman! Why didn’t I make two of these pizzas?? I actually used to really enjoy eating cold pizza for breakfast. But man that’s been a while now. I might need to start that trend again! And yes, I take full and total credit for the hipster beard trend. It was all me. I just didn’t know I was so fashionable when I started it! 🙂

    1. Hey, I might have called this pizza dude food, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be girlie food, too! My wife can attest to that one! 🙂 And I think I need to make it a mission to eat a taco from a taco cannon. Or better yet, I need to just find a way to acquire an actual taco cannon. How fun would that be??

  7. A taco cannon? That is something I would love to see. I would also love to see you shooting them at your neighbor! I happen to think raining guacamole would be a terrific thing! That pizza looks amazing even if I’m not a dude. I love the wedding pic too!

    1. Thanks, Rachelle! So we’ve all heard of ‘raining cats and dogs,’ but I wonder if we can start the ‘raining guacamole’ saying? And by ‘raining guacamole,’ I don’t mean raining hard. I actually mean raining guacamole! haha! 🙂

    1. Haha! That taco cannon would totally revolutionize a boring taco night! (But then again, when it taco night ever boring?? Haha!)

    1. Thank you so much, Savita! I stumbled onto the moz + parm combination a while back, and now it’s my standard cheese base for homemade pizzas! 🙂

  8. I’m definitely more of a thin crust, simple and few toppings type of pizza eater. Love different varieties of toppings, but not all at once! Never been a lover of the deep dish, either. Friends took us to “the best” place when we visited Chicago once… it was like a oiled sponge with pepperoni on top, horrible.
    Nice job on this one and throw some pancetta on it too for good measure!

    1. Yeah, I totally agree with you about deep dish pizza, Kevin! I’ve made it occasionally here at home in a cast iron skillet, but I always go back to the traditional style of pizza. I’ve also been to that famous Chicago pizza place, and I also didn’t quite understand the fascination. We had to wait like 2 hours for a table, too! And how did I forget the pancetta?? I guess I just need to make this pizza again this weekend. Haha!

  9. Taco cannon? I’ve heard it all now. LOL! And the answer, is “no.” I would not eat a taco shot from a cannon. I would love to see videos in the Fall so please share them if you come across them during football season. 🙂

    Back to this pizza. It looks so good!! I know the dough has to be homemade and that has to make the pizza taste 100x better. I wish I had the energy and patience to make my own pizza dough.

    And my favorite pizza toppings are mushrooms and pepperoni!

    1. You are right! I’ll totally need to keep an eye out for videos of this taco cannon come football season. I mean, we all know football in the south is just better…but the taco cannon would be one reason I would consider going to a game somewhere else! Mushrooms and pepperoni are such a delicious pizza combination, Tamara. Oh darn it, now you have me craving a mushroom + pepperoni pizza…and it’s only 9:15am. Thanks a lot!

  10. Happy anniversary – what a beautiful wedding picture.
    Hahaha, a taco canon? You know I want one of those. I wouldn’t want to waste any tacos though.

    1. Oh, there would be no taco wasting with the taco cannon, Dannii! We’d have to perfect the technique first before we loaded it with live tacos! Maybe we could use fake taco “stand-ins” while we practice our taco-launching skills. Haha!

    1. Hahaha…meatasaurus! I love that term. I am totally stealing that one. Ok, I’ll give you credit for it…but I am totally using it. Thanks, Ninj! 🙂

  11. Meat lovers rejoice, because this looks AWESOME. Love all the toppings- the pairings of meat, cheeses and veggies is perfect! Gimme! Cheers to almost a decade of marriage and perfectly trimmed beards. And pizza jam packed with meaty love. 🙂

    1. Hahaha! Cheers to pizzas jam packed with meaty love right back at ya, Cheyanne! And trimmed beards, too. My wife hates when I look like a wildebeest. 😉

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