Chicken Gumbo Pizza

Chicken Gumbo pizzaChicken Gumbo Pizza

14-inch pizza crust
6 ounces béchamel sauce (recipe follows)
6 ounces grilled chicken, diced
4 ounces Andouille sausage, sliced
2 ounces bacon, crumbled
2 ounces red onion, diced
7 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded

Roll the pizza dough out to 14-inches in diameter.

Add the béchamel sauce (recipe follows), then top with chicken, Andouille sausage, bacon, onion and cheeses.

Bake until crust is golden brown and ready to serve.

Béchamel Sauce

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
½ teaspoon salt

In a heavy saucepan set over medium-high heat, cook the onion with the butter just until the onions are softened. Stir in the flour. Cook and stir the roux for about 3 minutes.

Add the milk in a steady stream, whisking steadily until the sauce smooths out. Add the salt. Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes, or until it is thickened to the consistency you desire.

Sauce can be kept for several days, refrigerated. Cover the surface with a buttered round of parchment paper to prevent a skim from forming.

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