An American classic de-constructed into a pizza.  Yep, that’s right.  The gloriousness of a blt sammich rolled out onto pizza.  It’s quick, easy, and quirky.  If you feel like you are missing the mayo combine 1/4 cup of mayo with 1 Tablespoon of oil and drizzle on top, but I encourage you to try it straight up first – with extra dressed arugula.  Salad & pizza go great together – this one even more so!! 🙂

BLT Pizza | All the components of America's favorite Summer sandwich baked into an awesome pizza pie!

BLT PIZZA

  • 1 pound refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 5 applewood-smoked bacon slices
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar

White Pizza Sauce or Mayo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • season to taste (salt, pepper, garlic, etc.)

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 450°. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray; let dough stand, covered, for 15 minutes.

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble. Add tomatoes and pepper to drippings in pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal; roll dough into a 12-inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Spread sauce evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with tomatoes and bacon. Sprinkle cheese over top.

BLT Pizza | All the components of America's favorite Summer sandwich baked into an awesome pizza pie!

Bake at 450° on bottom oven rack for 17 minutes or until crust is golden.

BLT Pizza | All the components of America's favorite Summer sandwich baked into an awesome pizza pie! BLT Pizza | All the components of America's favorite Summer sandwich baked into an awesome pizza pie!

Combine arugula and remaining ingredients; top pizza with arugula mixture.  Drizzle with “mayo sauce” if so desired: Combine 1/4 cup mayo with 1 Tbsp olive oil, whisk until smoothly (season with salt + pepper as desired). Serve!!

BLT Pizza | All the components of America's favorite Summer sandwich baked into an awesome pizza pie!

This is a fun alternative to a Summer favorite!  Thanks to: Cooking Light: A New Way to Cook Light. It’s been bringing fresh new ideas to our table and keeping us on our toes!

BLT Pizza | All the components of America's favorite Summer sandwich baked into an awesome pizza pie!

Here is to bacon & Summer’s bounty,

ApronClad

2 Comments on “BLT Pizza | CTB

  1. Mmm…this is making my mouth water! How creative to transform a BLT into a pizza – I love putting greens on pizza, so this looks like it’s right up my alley!

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