Meat Lovers Ciabatta Pizzas with Mozz Bombs

These Meat Lovers Ciabatta Pizzas are loaded with all kinds of deliciousness. Slices of ciabatta bread is topped with a robust fire-roasted tomato sauce, shredded fontina, 4 kinds of meat and mozzarella cheese bombs! 

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If you’ve been checking in the last couple of days, everything should be coming together. Yes, I made homemade ciabatta bread and a fire-roasted tomato pizza sauce  just to load it up with meats and cheeses, turning it all into a meat lovers dream pizza.

Sure it took me 3 days of blogging to pull this masterpiece together, no big deal. I managed through by listening to my newest podcast obsession, Serial. Like most things in my life, I’m late to the game, but better late than never. For the few of you who don’t know, Serial is an investigative journalism podcast. Each season (as of now there’s 3) covers a true story. I’m three-quarters of the way into season 1 so far. So as to what kind of stories, I’m not sure yet (no spoilers!). The first season narrates a criminal case, and I’m addicted. If I’m not listening on my bluetooth speaker then I have my earbuds in. Listening.

Like right now, it’s taking me forever to write this post because I keep pausing mid-sentence to  listen. Obsessed much?

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Podcast and pizza. Sounds like a the perfect night to me.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make these meat lovers ciabatta pizzas: homemade or store-bought ciabatta (no judgement here), pizza sauce, 8 ounces fontina cheese, about 1/2 cup diced ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and bacon. Fresh mozzarella ciliegine, freshly grated parmesan and red pepper flakes.

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First slice the ciabatta in half (lengthwise) and then into 4 to 6 thick pieces.

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Next, spoon the pizza sauce onto each slice and spread it evenly.

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Then sprinkle with the shredded fontina cheese and top with cooked Italian sausage, bacon, pepperoni and ham. Drop 3 to 4 mozzarella balls on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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Next slide the pan onto the middle rack of your preheated 425° oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Or until the cheese has melted and is a little golden in spots. Right about now, things should be smelling amazing!

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The mozzarella bombs will be ponds of delicious cheesiness.

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The ciabatta crust is crispy while the middle is tender and loaded up with allthemeat and cheese.

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Lastly sprinkle with red pepper flakes and parsley, if thats your thing and then get ready to fall in love. Because these pizzas are on the larger size, it may be a fork and knife situation.  So. Good.

Move over French bread pizzas theres a new ‘za in town. Gosh, that last line was so cheesy. 😉😉

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Enjoy! And if you give this Meat Lovers Ciabatta Pizzas recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Meat Lovers Ciabatta Pizzas with Mozzarella Bombs

These Meat Lovers Ciabatta Pizzas are loaded with deliciousness. Ciabatta is topped with a fire-roasted tomato sauce, fontina, 4 kinds of meat and mozzarella cheese bombs! 

Yield: about 8 pizzas

Prep Time: 30 minutes (not including the time to make the bread or sauce)

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: about 40 minutes

Ingredients:

8 slices of ciabatta

pizza sauce (about 2 to 3 tablespoons per slice)

8 ounces fontina cheese, shredded or grated

5 strips bacon, cooked and chopped

1 cup cooked Italian sausage crumbles

1/2 cup diced ham

1/2 cup diced sandwich pepperoni

8 ounces fresh mozzarella ciliegine

1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

red pepper flakes, for serving

minced parsley, for serving

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425°.

Place the ciabatta slices onto a rimmed, metal baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on to each slice. Top with the grated fontina and top with cooked crumbled sausage, bacon pieces, chopped pepperoni and ham.

Nestle the mozzarella into the toppings and then sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Slip the pan onto the middle rack of your preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the meat is crispy in spots.

Top with red pepper flakes and minced parsley (if desired) before serving.

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2 Responses to “Meat Lovers Ciabatta Pizzas with Mozz Bombs”

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    Jess K — October 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    What a fun meal! Thanks for the recipe, pinned!

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