Easy BLT Pizza Recipe

This easy BLT pizza recipe will have you saying so long to take out!

Tis BLT Pizza recipe is so easy and quick, you’ll forget all about your favorite take out! www.lemonsforlulu.com

I announced to my family that I was NOT going to cook on vacation.  By definition, vacation means to take a break.  If cooking and cleaning are my job, I should NOT be doing them on vacation right?  Right.  No cooking, zilch, zip, nada.

This Easy BLT Pizza Recipe will have you saying no to take out! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Yes, I poured milk for cereal and made sandwiches, but not once did I turn on the stove or the oven.  No mixing, no stirring, no serving.  It was bliss.  We dined out each night.  I was waited on and served and did not have to scour or scrub one single dish.  I was living the dream; I was having myself a real vacation.

BLT Pizza Tomatoes

The problem with this routine was that by day four I was completely tired of restaurant food.  I was craving pasta dishes, sauces and meals prepared with my own two hands!  The thing is, I really like my cooking!  I stuck with my guns however, I continued with my no-cook policy.  I was going to relax and enjoy this time off even if it killed me!

The easiest blt pizza recipe ever! I promise this will make you forget all about take out! www.lemonsforlulu.com Ultimately it wasn’t the craving for homemade food that did me in.  It was the guilt.  It was the massive amount of guilt I was carrying around because of all the money we were spending on restaurant food!  It was a small fortune.  One that would have been avoided if I had just sucked it up and cooked all week!

 The easiest blt pizza recipe ever! I promise this will make you forget all about take out! www.lemonsforlulu.com

To compensate July has been declared a no take out month.  No gourmet burgers, no richly sauced pasta, no street food and no upscale pizza, just lots and lots of dishes.  That’s ok.  I’ll take one for the team.  Especially since I have this easy BLT pizza recipe in my arsenal!  Whoa boy this is some good pizza!  It’s better than any take out our family has tasted.  It does take a bit of extra time to roast the tomatoes, but I saved time with the store-bought crust! It’s really a simple recipe that is worth every step!

July has become priceless; it’s become BLT pizza month!

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Easy BLT Pizza Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ripe, Roma tomatoes seeded and cut into ¼ in. thick slices
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 4 center cut bacon slices cooked and chopped
  • 10 oz fresh pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 cup baby arugula
Instructions
  1. Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of an oven and preheat to 400 degrees.
  2. Arrange tomato slices on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with oregano and pepper. Place baking sheet on baking stone. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Tomatoes should no longer look wet. Remove tomatoes but keep the pizza stone warming in the oven.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 500.
  4. Combine the mayo, oil and garlic.
  5. Using well floured hands, pat dough into a ten inch circle. Place dough on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Pierce dough with a fork. Carefully transfer the dough onto the hot pizza stone. Bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove pizza stone from the oven. Brush mayo mixture over crust leaving a 1 inch border. Top with tomatoes, bacon and cheese. Spray edge with cooking spray and return pizza to oven for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese has melted. Top with arugula before serving.

This recipe has been adapted from the July issue of Cooking Light Magazine

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15 Responses

  1. Sometimes a no-cook vacation is so worth it :) I’d love to eat this pizza for the rest of the summer!!

  2. As I type, the pizza dough is proofing. and the tomato’s are baking. I plan to put in on the grill to keep the heat out of the kitchen.

    • Oh my, how did I miss this? I hope it turned out well for you!

  3. Greatest pizza ever, love this so much Tanya!

  4. Oh dayum! This needs to be on my plate so I can stuff my face with it stat! Great pizza, Tanya!

  5. Oh I love this!! I want it all :)

  6. At my house, BLTs are a staple in the summer. Definitely need to try this pizza!! I know my family will love it!
    Kristen

    • They are the perfect summer meal!! This pizza will be a new favorite around here!

  7. Tanya, that is one GORGEOUS looking pizza pie! Pizza is my favorite food group and my jaw dropped when I saw this bad boy. Also, your cook-free vacation sounds like fun (even if it got old after a little while :).

    • Thats quite the compliment, thank you Amy! The family LOVEd this pizza! I should have made two!

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