Pizzeria Perfect BLT Pizza- My Own Recipe

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By
@Quinnn

I was challenged to make the perfect BLT pizza a few weeks ago. After looking at all of the recipes online, most were lacking a good sauce, and a good crust. Pizza without good sauce and crust just aren't worth making, in my book.

The results were perfect the first go around... I wouldn't change a thing. The recipe is original and mine. The house smells AMAZING! I hope you'll give it a try!

I will link the recipe for the Pizzeria Pizza Crust and BLT Pizza together for convenience.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
Makes One 14-16 Inch Pizza
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1
recipe "perfect pizzeria pizza dough" or your own recipe
12
oz. maple pepper bacon, cut into 1 1/2 inch cuts. reserve 1 tb. plus 1 tsp. drippings. once cooked divided in half. (half is added before baking and half after baking.)
1 1/2
cups grape tomatoes, halved. reserve 1/2 cup for after baking.
1-2
cups shredded lettuce
1
cup shredded cheddar cheese
1
cup shredded mozzarella or fresh mozzarella
sprinkle of yellow corn meal for pan, if desired

SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

1/2
cup mayo, light or regular, doesn't matter
1
tb. olive oil
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/4
tsp. oregano
1/4
tsp. parsley
1/4
tsp. garlic powder
1/8
tsp. onion powder
1
tsp. reserved bacon drippings

Step-By-Step

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1Prepare dough and let rise as per instructions. (This dough is very easy to make without the mess of having to knead it. Great, easy recipe.)

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2Prepare sauce by mixing all ingredients thoroughly. Halve grape tomatoes and shred lettuce. Let come up to room temp. Reserve 1/2 cup grape tomatoes to top cooked pizza.

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3Cut bacon in 1 1/2 inch chunks and fry until just before crisp, as you are going to be heating this one more time. Drain on paper towels. When the drippings have cooled slightly, add 1 tsp. drippings to sauce. Reserve an additional 1 TB. drippings.

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4When dough is ready, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use reserved 1 TB. bacon drippings to oil the pan in place of the olive oil that you may ordinarily use. (This little trick brings the smokey flavor of a BLT from the top of the pizza to the bottom.) Sprinkle with corn meal, if using. Spread out pizza dough with your hands.

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5Top with sauce, then 1/2 of bacon, then cheddar and mozzarella, then 1 cup halved grape tomatoes, cut side up. (This keeps the juice in the skin instead of on the pizza.) Remember to reserve 1/2 cup grape tomatoes.

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6Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until done. (Optional tip: When I take my pizzas out of the oven, I combine a halved garlic clove and a few tablespoons of olive oil, microwave until warm and then brush on hot crust.) Add shredded lettuce, other half of bacon (warm in the micro for a few seconds) and reserved 1/2 cup tomatoes.

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7Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and or red pepper flakes, if desired. Enjoy!

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