Clean Cheat: Grilled Chicken Bacon Flatbread Pizza

While I was on a mini-break from prepping for North Americans, I just wanted pizza.   It was my time to indulge a little, so when the 4th of July weekend came and all I could think about was making barbecue pizza; onion, al fresco Sweet & Smokey BBQ Chicken sausage, peppers, cheese, barbecue sauce (and maybe pineapple) on that bad boy and grill it up.

Funny story though…

The sausage was so tempting (and clearly delicious) that my husband grilled it up and it was GONE before the weekend came!

Rob ate it with broccoli and sweet potato for lunch.  That same day, he put the sausage on a salad for dinner.  Since I didn’t even get to try it, I asked him to let us know what he thought.  He loved the flavor (a little KICK to it) and they don’t have a weird casing.

Let’s be honest… he loves that they are pre-cooked.  But I love that they are 1) gluten free 2) have 30% less sodium and 70% less fat than regular sausage.

“Get more if you can,” were his exact words.

Unfortunately, my local store doesn’t carry that flavor, but I did stock up on al fresco breakfast sausage and their chicken bacon which is to die for.  It’s waaayyyy better than turkey bacon.  More like the real deal of pork bacon but without alllllll the fat.  Still crispy and great flavor!

I decided to just use the chicken bacon on pizza instead!  Bacon makes everything better, right?!

flatbread grilled pizza: chicken bacon and sriracha!I love this version with a flatbread because it keeps the carbs lower and they are just amazing on the grill.  I lightly spray each side of the Flatout with olive oil and toss on the grill (low) until they are a little crispy.

flatbread grilled pizza: chicken bacon and sriracha!Don’t put your sauce on before doing this, it will get soggy.  Once crispy, remove them from the grill and add your toppings.

flatbread grilled pizza: chicken bacon and sriracha!

I opted for hummus instead of pizza sauce.

flatbread grilled pizza: chicken bacon and sriracha!Then layered on chicken, peppers, mozzarella cheese, red onion, Al Fresco Chicken Bacon and put it back on the grill.  Once it was all melty I couldn’t wait any longer, I drizzled some Sriracha on top and face planted.

flatbread grilled pizza: chicken bacon and sriracha!

So good!

flatbread grilled pizza: chicken bacon and sriracha!If you haven’t grilled a pizza yet, are you even alive?!

If grilling is your jam in the summer (if it’s not, we can’t be friends) then you can vote for your favorite grilling recipes that other bloggers have posted using sweet and smoky BBQ. It will give you some new, yummy ideas to try while there is still time left this summer.  If you vote, you will be entered to win $500 AND a grill ($500 value!)

So tell me how you like your pizza!  I ain’t never met a pizza I didn’t like….

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of al fresco. The opinions and text are all mine.

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