Friday, July 6, 2012

DIY - Happy Joe's Special

One of my favorite restaurants in the Midwest, is a joint called Happy Joe's. They have some of the best pizzas ... and some pretty unique combinations. I live in Eastern North Carolina ... the closest Happy Joe's?! Only a mere 1,000 miles away! Thankfully, I can replicate the taste of the famous "special" at home ...







DIY - Happy Joe's Special (Canadian Bacon & Sauerkraut Pizza)
Yield: 1 large pizza (8-10 slices)

Your favorite pizza dough or my favorite pizza dough
Olive oil
1 jar (14 oz.) pizza sauce
2 cups (8 oz.) Mozzarella cheese, divided
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Canadian bacon, diced
1 can (8 oz.) sauerkraut, drained

Prepare pizza dough according to recipe instructions.

Preheat oven to 450° F. Grease a pizza pan. Pat dough into pan. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes. Spread sauce on pizza, using as much or as little as desired. Top with 1-1/2 cups cheese. Top with Canadian bacon, then sauerkraut. Sprinkle remaining 1/2-cup of cheese over the top. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until pizza is golden and the cheese is bubbly.

Serve hot!

I hope you enjoy!

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40 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm a new Google+ follower. Visiting from Blog Hop til you drop. I blog at our-new-normal.com and milestogobookreviews.com.

    Looking forward to some yummy recipes!

    Kerry

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Kerry! I stopped by and followed followed you via Twitter and Pinterest.

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  2. Oh heaven help me. I would love this pizza. I will be making this one for sure! Thanks for sharing it. I (Tammie) love your blog!

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    1. Before I had this, I thought it was weird to put sauerkraut on pizza .... This pizza changed that! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, Tammie! Love y'alls blog, too - so much good stuff!

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  3. This looks like a winner to me! Going to check out your pizza dough recipe as I'm always looking for something better! Thanks for joining Foodie Friend's Friday! Please come back next Friday with another great recipe!

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    1. The pizza dough is actually from Frugal Upstate and it is the best pizza crust I have ever made! My search for the "perfect" dough has ended! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

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  4. Ok, you kinda got me a little scared about the sauerkraut on a pizza but I am so curious that I just might try it. I know my hubby would love to try it, he loves sauerkraut. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

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    1. I questioned it the first time I had it too - but it is really good :) Thanks for stopping by, Evelyn!

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  5. You got me on this one.. this is a far out recipe for me but it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  6. What a great flavor combination; I love both! I can't wait to make this...thanks so much for sharing :)

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  7. I love the name Happy Joe's. And I love that you re-created your favorite dish at home. Thank you for linking!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by MM. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do ;)

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  8. Although I haven't tried this pizza there, I have fond memories of birthday parties at Happy Joe's. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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    1. You are so welcome, Lynn! I think everyone in the vicinity of a Happy Joe's has had a birthday party there :) Great place - I truly miss it!

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  9. Super post. I got to this via Mealtime Monday on Couponing and Cooking. I have linked in some bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Enjoy.

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    1. Thank you, Carole. Bacon and Scrambled Egg Rolls sound like a unique breakfast treat!

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  10. That looks so good. I love the combination of the bacon and sauerkraut. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I Live in Iowa!!!! I LOVE happy joes!! So nice to see something so familiar, as I think I am the only crafty blog in Iowa!!! thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I lived in Eastern Iowa for a brief time. Loved Happy Joe's ... they have the best taco salads too!

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  12. MMMMMM Canadian bacon is super on pizza. Hubby would love the sauerkraut. We make pizzas on Friday nights. ;D Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 42. I hope to see you again each week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/07/thursdays-treasures-week-42.html

    I tried to pin this and there was no picture of it ;(

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    1. Thanks, Debi. Idk what's going on .... maybe a temporary glitch?

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  13. Found you over at Thursday's Treasures. I grew up in Iowa, and birthday's we got to Happy Joe's!!

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    1. I spent a few years in Iowa .... Happy Joe's was always a hot spot! :)

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  14. K. That just sounds ridiculously good! I love all those flavours in cabbage rolls or perogies. I'm sure they'd be awesome on a pizza. Can't wait to try this.

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    1. It is so good! I didn't think I would like it, but it is wonderful!

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  15. Yum! Love pizza and this looks delish! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. This looks so yummy!!!!

    Make sure you stop by and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party.
    Can't wait to see more posts.
    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/07/flaunt-it-friday-4_12.html

    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I have missed your party but I added you to my linky party list to go this week!

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  17. What a great pizza! Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Wow... not sure how I missed this post but this pizza looks amazing!! Just saw the feature at Recipes for my Boys!! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks, Sheena. I find at least one feature a week I say that to! Hope you have a great week!

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  19. I love Happy Joe's!!! I am in Green Bay and it has been a long time favorite.... I love this combo...and the Taco too!

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  20. Love Happy Joes AND this pizza! Saw it on Gooseberry Patch Tailgating Blog Hop. Pinning it!

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