Chicken Alfredo Pizza

March 19, 2021  ·  Published December 29, 2012

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Alfredo Pizza! A soft and chewy pizza crust is topped with creamy alfredo sauce, tender chicken pieces, rich mozzarella, and flavorful bacon. All the best flavors coming together to create something undeniably delicious in pizza form!

Overhead photo of chicken alfredo pizza cut into slices. Pizza is set over parchment paper and has a green cloth to the side.

Homemade Chicken Alfredo Pizza

For years this has been my families favorite pizza I make!

I first shared this recipe way back in 2012, nearly 10 years ago but it a classic you’ll want to make again and again!

How could it not be good? It’s three irresistible comfort foods in one. Pizza, chicken alfredo and bacon – talk about rich indulgence that everyone will love!

If you want to simplify the recipe you can use store-bought pizza dough. But as least look for something freshly made from the deli if possible, it tastes so much better.

Slice of chicken Alfredo pizza topped with bacon set on a brown plate over a marble surface.

Chicken Alfredo Pizza Recipe Ingredients

  • Pizza dough: I use this recipe here.
  • Butter: This is used to make the roux for the alfredo sauce. It adds delicious richness.
  • Garlic: 1/2 tsp garlic powder can be used in place of the fresh.
  • Flour: This is used to thicken the sauce and also to help reduce sticking when shaping the pizza dough.
  • Heavy cream and whole milk: Another option would be to use half and half in place of these, just increase flour to 4 tsp if doing so.
  • Parmesan and mozzarella cheese: The combination of the two cheeses is the highlight of this pizza!
  • Cooked chicken: Lately I just use rotisserie chicken but grilled chicken or other leftover cooked chicken works well. Preferably stick with chicken breasts.
  • Bacon: If preferred you can omit this since it is already rich and hearty, but it does add delicious flavor.
  • Salt and pepper: Season to taste, just wait until the parmesan has been melted in since it’s on the salty side.
  • Olive oil: This helps the crust brown nicely and adds flavor.
  • Parsley or green onions: Originally the recipe did call for green onions but lately I like the milder flavor of parsley here. Use what you like.

Photo of ingredients for making chicken alfredo pizza. Includes bacon, parmesan, pizza dough, garlic, chicken, parsley, flour, heavy cream, milk, olive oil, mozzarella cheese and butter.

How to Make Alfredo Pizza

  1. Preheat oven with pizza stone: Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place a pizza stone (I have this one) in center of oven to heat while preparing toppings for pizza (for at least 30 minutes).
  2. Make roux in saucepan: Melt butter in a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook flour 30 seconds then add garlic and cook about 30 – 60 seconds longer just until mixture is lightly toasted and fragrant.
  3. Mix in dairy: While whisking slowly pour in heavy cream and milk. Cook mixture, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover to keep warm.
  4. Shape pizza dough: On a floured sheet of parchment paper flatten, stretch and shape pizza dough into a 13-inch round, while creating a thicker outer crust. For a fluffier crust let it rest 10 minutes.
  5. Top dough with sauce and chicken: Pour half of the white sauce over dough round, then use the back of a spoon to spread into an even layer coming within about 1-inch of the edge. Sprinkle shredded chicken over sauce layer, then pour remaining sauce evenly over chicken.
  6. Finish with cheese and bacon: Sprinkle top evenly with Mozzarella cheese then sprinkle with chopped bacon. Brush outer crust with olive oil.
  7. Bake to cook through: Bake on pizza stone in preheated oven about 12 – 14 minutes until crust is nicely golden. Remove from oven, sprinkle over parsley, cut into slices and serve warm.

Collage of four photos showing how to make alfredo sauce for pizza. Collage of six photos showing how to shape an alfredo pizza crust and layer toppings.

Variations

  • Cook the pizza on the grill. If doing so, grill uncovered pizza dough on bottom side, flip then add toppings and continue to grill until crust is done.
  • Try adding veggies. Spinach or mushrooms are a great option.
  • Make a chicken cordon bleu variation. Add ham in place of bacon and half Swiss cheese in place of mozzarella.

Photo of alfredo pizza being baked in the oven.

Helpful Tips

  • Use good quality Parmeggiano Reggiano for best flavor.
  • Don’t bake above 450 or the sauce can start to separate. I know it’s tempting with pizza.
  • If you want the mozzarella cheese to brown a little less you can freeze it for about 30 minutes before sprinkling over the pizza to bake.
  • Since we are baking at a relatively lower temperature for pizza (normally they bake at 550 degrees plus), you can use parchment paper that’s oven safe to 450 for easy transferring.
  • For a fluffier pizza crust you can let it rest for about 10 minutes after shaping before you add the toppings. This is also helpful since it’s not baked as hot as pizza normally is.
  • Serve shortly after cooking for a crisp crust and warm melty sauce.

Side angle of sliced chicken alfredo pizza.

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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

A flavorful perfectly hearty pizza recipe! Two comfort foods collide for one unforgettable pizza!
Servings: 5
Prep25 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic (1 large clove)
  • 1 Tbsp flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup (2 oz) finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Crust and Toppings

  • 1 lb. pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped parsley or green onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a pizza stone in center of oven to heat while preparing toppings for pizza (for at least 30 minutes).
  • To make alfredo sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook flour 30 seconds then add garlic and cook about 30 - 60 seconds longer just until mixture is lightly toasted and fragrant.
  • While whisking slowly pour in heavy cream and milk. Cook mixture, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover to keep warm.
  • To assemble pizza: On a floured sheet of parchment paper flatten, stretch and shape pizza dough into a 13-inch round, while creating a thicker outer crust. For a fluffier crust let it rest 10 minutes.
  • Pour half of the white sauce over dough round, then use the back of a spoon to spread into an even layer coming within about 1-inch of the edge. Sprinkle shredded chicken over sauce layer, then pour remaining sauce evenly over chicken.
  • Sprinkle top evenly with Mozzarella cheese then sprinkle with chopped bacon. Brush outer crust with olive oil.
  • Transfer to pizza stone (I use this pizza peel) in preheated oven and bake about 12 - 14 minutes until crust is nicely golden. Remove from oven, sprinkle over parsley, cut with a pizza cutter into slices and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 697 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 1222mg53%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1017IU20%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 317mg32%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.