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Easy BLT Pizza Recipe

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This is one of my FAVORITE recipes!  Where I grew up there was a pizza place called Happy Joe’s that had amazing BLT pizza.

 

Whenever I got to choose where to go for my birthday dinner, it was always Happy Joe’s because I loved their BLT pizza.  Plus, if it was your birthday you got a free ice cream sundae with a birthday candle in it and everyone in the restaurant sang Happy Birthday to you.  Good memories 🙂

 

Anyway, I have long since moved away from my hometown back in Iowa and amazing BLT pizza is not so easy to come by.  I live in Utah now, so I had to go in my brain and come up with this easy BLT pizza recipe idea.  (Happy Joe’s will FedEx me a pizza for a couple hundred bucks, but that’s not happening.  So instead I have made up my own easy BLT pizza recipe that comes pretty darn close to tasting like Happy Joe’s BLT pizza.  Yay for copycat recipes!)

 

Now I should mention sometimes I do make the sauce from scratch, sometimes I use canned.  I pretty much always make my own dough (in the bread maker cuz I am lazy like that!), but if you don’t want to do that, you could easily buy some ready-made crust or defrost a loaf of Rhode’s frozen bread dough (just defrost it, don’t let it rise) and use that.  You can be as lazy or as creative as you want with this recipe!

 

BLT Pizza Recipe

 

blt pizza recipe

 

 

BLT Pizza Ingredients

  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • 3 c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-5 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1-2 c lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, diced
  • 7 strips of bacon, cooked til crisp and then chopped

 

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BLT Pizza Recipe Directions

So for this recipe, you start out making a basic cheese pizza.  You use whatever dough and sauce you want…homemade (which I prefer) or not.  Once you have made your pizza dough (find my recipe here), you are ready to make your pizza!

 

If you are cooking on a pizza stone (which I strongly recommend), lightly flour the preheated stone.

 

(By the way, if you don’t have a stone, you can use a cookie sheet…but I am telling you…you NEED a pizza stone. They make the bottom of the crust a little crispy and wonderful!)  I love my Pizzacraft 16.5″ Round Cordierite Baking/Pizza Stone – PC0101🙂

 

It is important that I mention that if you make it on a cookie sheet instead, you should lightly spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray before you press out the dough on the cookie sheet.

 

Using your hands and/or a rolling pin, shape the dough into a flat circle, then place it in the middle of the preheated pizza stone and using a rolling pin or your fingers, gradually press out the dough until it covers the whole pizza stone (be careful…don’t burn yourself!).

 

BLT pizza

 

Using a large spoon spread around the marinara or you can always use  jarred sauce if you are feeling lazy…cuz let’s face it…we are all lazy sometimes.  Use just enough sauce to make a very thin layer.

 

Note: I use homemade sauce most of the time cuz…well, I think jarred sauce is sub-par.  If I am going to use a jar I usually use Hunt’s garlic and herb pasta sauce.  Technically I guess it is canned, not jarred…whatevs.  You get the point 🙂

 

Anyway, after you finish that step, sprinkle  the shredded mozzarella cheese all  across the top of your pizza, followed by the shredded cheddar cheese…

BLT pizza

and then bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.

BLT pizza

Now that your basic cheese pizza is done, spread the mayo all over the pizza on top of the cheese (I know it sounds weird…just go with me on this one!).

BLT pizza

Next top with lettuce, then tomato, then the bacon.

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Voila!  Easy BLT pizza!

 

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It is sooo good!!!  Enjoy!  Bacon makes me so happy 😀  I am going to work on throwing an easy bacon recipe into the mix here on the blog periodically.  Sound good?  I thought so!

 

blt pizza recipe

Easy BLT Pizza Recipe

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This easy BLT pizza recipe is the perfect combination of bacon, fresh lettuce and tomato, and pizza. What's not to love? And it is so easy to make. You will definitely want to put this one in your meal plan rotations! It's great for game day food or other party food, too!

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce or other marinara sauce
  • Toppings:
  • 3 c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-5 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1-2 c lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, diced
  • 7 strips of bacon, cooked til crisp and then chopped

Instructions

  1. You start out making a basic cheese pizza. You use whatever dough and sauce you want.
  2. If you are cooking on a pizza stone (which I strongly recommend), lightly flour the preheated stone. (If you don’t have a stone, you can use a cookie sheet…but I am telling you…you NEED a pizza stone. They make the bottom of the crust a little crispy and wonderful!)
  3. **It is important that I mention that if you make it on a cookie sheet, you should lightly spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray before you press out the dough on the cookie sheet.
  4. Using your hands and/or a rolling pin, shape the dough into a flat circle, then place it in the middle of the preheated/pre-floured pizza stone and using a rolling pin or your fingers, gradually press out the dough until it covers the whole pizza stone (be careful…don’t burn yourself!).
  5. Using a large spoon spread around the marinara/pizza sauce. Use just enough sauce to make a very thin layer. Note: I use homemade sauce most of the time, but if I am going to use a store bought sauce, I usually use Hunt’s garlic and herb pasta sauce.
  6. Anyway, after you finish that step, sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese all across the top of your pizza, followed by the shredded cheddar cheese…
  7. Bake the cheese pizza at 400 for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Now that your basic cheese pizza is done, spread the mayo all over the pizza on top of the cheese (I know it sounds weird…just go with me on this one!).
  9. Next top with lettuce, then tomato, and finally the bacon.
  10. That's your Easy BLT pizza! It's amazing! Enjoy!

Notes

Add another 45 minutes to prep time if you are making homemade pizza dough in your bread maker.

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Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 14210Total Fat 1145gSaturated Fat 557gCholesterol 4098mgSodium 73094mgCarbohydrates 9gSugar 3gProtein 1105g

See you next time!

Deb

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Joyce

Friday 14th of April 2017

This looks amazing Debra! Will make sure I make your Marinara sauce when I make this recipe too.

Debra

Saturday 15th of April 2017

You will LOVE the BLT pizza!

Making sure you let the marinara simmer awhile is key. That reduces the amount of water in it and gives it a bolder flavor :) Enjoy!

Deena

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

You said your hometown had the best BLT pizza and i knew right away it was happy joes. I grew up in Eldridge, iowa and now reside in illinois..my parents still live there, so u know what my family wants when we visit..lol how did i find your page??? Well my 7 yr old has bern been asking me to make it and so here i am, searching on pinterest!!! Cant wait to try your recipie! Best pizza ever♡♡♡♡

Debra

Friday 23rd of October 2015

LOL oh, that's too funny! But it really IS, isn't it??? I feel so sorry for people that have never had it! Welcome to the page! So happy to have someone from back home following!

BridgettWWable

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you're working with?

I'm planning to start my own blog soon but I'm having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

Kathryn Dilligard

Friday 13th of March 2015

Mmmm. That pizza seriously looks good.

Cathy @ Our Mini Family

Thursday 8th of January 2015

BLT pizza seriously is such a genius idea! I have your post bookmarked so I can try it this weekend YUMMM! And I wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up the first week ever at Our Mini Linky Party! We party every Saturday morning, and I hope to see you link up again soon xo

~Cathy~ OurMiniFamily.com

Debra

Thursday 8th of January 2015

Thanks for stopping by, Cathy! Hope you enjoy the BLT pizza...I know we love it!

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