BLT Pizza

BLT Pizza

The Spruce Eats / Anita Schecter 

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 24 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
179 Calories
16g Fat
4g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 111mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you hear the acronym BLT, you naturally think of a sandwich. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato piled between bread with a slathering of mayonnaise. It's delicious in its simplicity and each flavor matches so well to the others, which begs the question: Why not turn it into a pizza?

With so many pizza options these days—deep dish, whole-wheat dough, cauliflower crusts, white sauce, all the meat toppings you can possibly imagine—the sky is truly the limit when making topping combinations. The easy availability of good, fresh, ready-made dough means that home cooks can experiment with even more fun combinations. And while a BLT pizza might not be what Italian traditionalists consider authentic, it's still delicious.

The BLT pizza was made famous by a large West Coast brand and has become a popular addition to creative pizzerias across the country. The ingredients, while seemingly unusual at first for most pizza lovers, work surprisingly well together. The combination of cherry tomatoes and crumbled bacon nestled underneath a thick layer of melty mozzarella cheese is simply superb. And while the herb-seasoned mayonnaise on the crust may seem unusual to a classic red sauce, it's really no different than a white sauce. The fresh romaine lettuce—drizzled with the mayo dressing and served cool and crisp on top of the hot pizza—adds a delicious fresh crunch.

Luckily, this recipe is easy to make at home and makes a great one-dish dinner or a party snack. Be sure to chop the lettuce fresh and top just before serving to keep it crisp.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10- to 12-ounce) ball homemade or store-bought pizza dough

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

  • 1 1/2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 500 F. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper. Set aside.

  3. Using a rolling pin, roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to about a 12-inch round. You can also stretch it using your hands.  

  4. Spread about half of the mayonnaise and herb mixture on the dough. Sprinkle on about half the crumbled bacon most of the sliced cherry tomatoes. Top it all with the mozzarella cheese.

  5. Move the dough to a baking sheet, reduce the oven heat to 475 F and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust is a light golden brown.

  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with the romaine lettuce, remaining cherry tomatoes and remaining cooked crumbled bacon.

  7. Add the lemon juice to the remaining mayonnaise and herb mixture and drizzle over the romaine. Serve hot.

  8. Enjoy.

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