Another day, another awesome pizza from me to you. Let’s be fair – I’ve kind of got a reputation as a pizza connoisseur, so I feel it’s my duty to bring you amazing ideas for amazing pizzas. Like this one – a BLT Pizza that brings together the most amazing taste of Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoes for a GORGEOUS family-friendly make-at-home dinner.
1 pound pizza dough, room temperature
2 tablespoons olive oil
10 grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
5 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked
Large handful fresh baby arugula
This pizza starts with either a store-bought or homemade pizza crust. If making a crust from scratch, go ahead bake it before topping the pizza. This is only in the oven for a few minutes which is just long enough to melt the cheese.
Brush the olive oil all over the pizza crust, making sure to go all the way to the edges.
Spread the mayonnaise in a thin layer all over the top. Sprinkle the mayonnaise with the salt and pepper. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan on top of the mayonnaise.
Next, add the tomatoes followed by the bacon.
Place the pizza in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown around the edges.
Remove the pizza from the oven, and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
Sprinkle the pizza with arugula and a little extra Parmesan cheese before serving.
If you love BLTs, you’re going to love this pizza. It has all the flavors of a classic BLT on a warm, cheesy pizza!
We used arugula instead of lettuce which has an earthy, peppery flavor, but you could use any kind of lettuce you want. Chopped romaine would be delicious on this too!
To keep a true BLT flavor, we used a little mayonnaise which melts into the cheese and creates a delicious sauce-like base.
I recommend using a good quality, thick-cut bacon. Cheap bacon is OK, but good bacon has so much more flavor and makes a huge difference! I actually buy mine by the slice from the meat department, and it’s really not that much more expensive.
The heat from the pizza will wilt the arugula, so I suggest waiting to add it until just before serving.