Bite into this BLT pizza loaded with a bacon, red onion, fresh tomatoes, arugula, cheeses, and a garlic-mayo sauce. It’s your favorite sandwich turned into a chewy pizza!
Hi! I’m Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food, and I’m excited to bring you my recipe for BLT Pizza.
What’s the next best thing to a fresh, toasty BLT sandwich? A cheesy BLT Pizza! You’ll go to pizza heaven when you taste the garlicky mayo sauce, loads of crispy bacon, red onion, fresh tomatoes, all topped with nutty arugula, and… get this…more BACON!
On most Friday nights, we like to chill out after a long work week with pizza and a movie. Sometimes we order in, but recently we’ve discovered fresh pizza dough in the deli and have really enjoyed coming up with our own creative pizza combinations.
My new favorite at-home pizza is my BLT (Bacon, Arugula Lettuce, Tomato) on whole wheat crust. The pizza sauce is low-fat olive oil mayonnaise mixed with a minced garlic clove and a bit more olive oil. Spread this on top of the pizza dough and then top with the bacon and red onion.
Next, add a layer of mozzarella cheese and a very thinly sliced tomato. To keep fresh tomatoes from making your pizza wet or soggy, slice them ahead of time, sprinkle with a little salt, and “drain” the slices on paper towels for about 20 minutes.
Finish the pizza off with a good sprinkle of parmesan cheese before baking. The parmesan cheese helps the tomatoes crisp up a little and will bake into a nice golden color. This pizza looks so yummy when you remove it from the oven, but don’t skip the arugula—it adds a whole new dimension of flavor to this pie!
After the pizza bakes, pile on the arugula and garnish with the remaining bacon. I also like to chop a little extra tomato and onion to garnish the pizza.
Trust me, this pizza is addictive!