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Tuesday, December 17

BLT Pizza

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I have been meaning to share this “recipe” with you for a few weeks and am finally getting to it. I’m excited – it’s a good one!

simple and amazing BLT pizza from @janemaynard | thisweekfordinner.com

Years ago Nate’s Grammy McCarthy ordered us a BLT pizza from her local pizzeria. I was skeptical, but then I had a bite. It was heavenly and so simple. All these years later I have finally tried making it at home and with great success.

simple and amazing BLT pizza from @janemaynard | thisweekfordinner.com

I made this when my brother and his family were in town and we ate every last bite. I’m certain we could have eaten a lot more if I’d made it! I’ve made it again since and this pizza is seriously is amazing. It was even close to edging out the honey goat cheese with caramelized onions pizza as our favorite, but I think the goat cheese pizza may still be in the lead. But just barely.

simple and amazing BLT pizza from @janemaynard | thisweekfordinner.com

BLT pizza is essentially bacon pizza topped with salad. You’ll want to eat it with a fork. And you’ll want to eat the whole thing. Fair warning.

BLT Pizza
 
So simple, yet heavenly!
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Recipe type: Main Dishes, Pizza
Cuisine: Italian, American
Ingredients
  • I use this recipe for Uncle Tony’s pizza crust and it makes 4 mediumish pizzas
  • I use this pizza sauce recipe for the BLT pizza because it tastes fresh and tomato-y
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 packages bacon, cooked and then chopped (I bake mine at 400 degrees on a foil-lined sheet for about 15-20 minutes)
  • 2-3 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • ~3 tomatoes or a couple handfuls of grape tomatoes, chopped
  • Mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Top pizza crust with tomato sauce, bacon, then an even layer of mozzarella cheese. Bake in a 500 degree oven until crust and cheese are browned. Remove from oven.
  2. While pizza is cooking, toss the chopped lettuce and tomatoes with a couple spoonfuls of mayonnaise – a little mayo goes a long way, so start with less and add more if you need it. You just want to coat the veggies in a thin layer. I know, I know, the mayo thing sounds kind of weird, but TRUST ME.
  3. Once the pizza is out of the oven, top with the salad mixture. Cut into slices and eat!
  4. No exact measurements for this recipe – just go with your gut on amounts, but the above guidelines should be helpful!
  5. A delightful addition to the lettuce topping would be chopped avocado, making this BLTA pizza! Yum!

 

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12 Comments »

  1. I am nursing like crazy through an absolutely insane growth spurt and want to eat everything in site! I need this NOW!

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    carolina

    THANK YOOOOUUUUUU!!!! Can’t wait to make this – we love bacon in our house. And, the mayo doesn’t sound weird to me at all. I always put mayo on my toasted bread when we have regular BLT’s. It adds just a little zip! ;)

  3. A little peer pressure to post the recipe never hurt anyone! :) Thanks for posting it! We can’t wait to try it!

    • Jane Maynard

      nope, it hasn’t! it was fun knowing you all were waiting for it based on your comments from the last few weeks! :)

  4. 4
    2wellsmade5

    Yeah.yeah.yeah….just in time for Pizza Friday! Hope we don’t hound you too much…. ;) thanks again!

  5. 5
    Gianna

    That looks amazing!

  6. 6
    Michele

    Is there really 2lbs of bacon in this BLT Pizza recipe or is that a Typo

    • well, for four medium pizzas, yes, surprisingly! once it’s all cooked and crumbled, half a package is good for 1 medium pizza – and it really isn’t too much bacon, I promise.

      depending on the size of your pizzas and how many are going to be BLT flavored, you can adjust accordingly. hope that’s helpful!

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