Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) Pizza

by Jennifer on July 27, 2011

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I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere.

Not on a train! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! Sam! Let me be!
I would not, could not, in a box.
I could not, would not, with a fox.
I will not eat them with a mouse
I will not eat them in a house.
I will not eat them here or there.
I will not eat them anywhere.

This is how my son feels about tomatoes. He will swear up and down that he they are yucky and gross. My daughter will beg for a snack of sliced tomato.

We are always trying to reinforce to the kids, that simply because you do not enjoy a food in its straight up natural state, does not mean you will not enjoy the flavor it adds when combined with others.

I decided to test my theory that if you say ‘pizza’ and ‘bacon’ and there is instant cooperaiton.

Prepare for the begging.

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) Pizza
Ingredients:
1 whole grain or whole wheat pizza shell, or make your own (I used the Ciabatta shell from Trader Joe’s)
A few ounces Gouda, shredded (I grated the cheese over the pizza so did not measure)
1-1.5 organic tomatoes, chopped
4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
A handful of baby spinach, roughly sliced
A small handful of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped, optional

Directions:
1. Preheat own to manufacturer’s instructions for pizza shell

2. Place the pizza shell on a baking pan or pizza stone. Scatter the cheese over the shell.
 
3. Scatter the tomatoes over cheese followed by the bacon.

4. Bake according manufacturer’s instructions for pizza shell or until the cheese is melted and the bacon and tomatoes are warm.

5. Remove the pizza from the oven, top with the baby spinach.

 My son has stated for three days now that ‘he LOVES this pizza’. Not pulling your leg.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn | Add a Pinch July 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

I could just lick my screen this pizza looks so delicious – and it’s not even 9am!!!

Shaina July 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

Fantastic, Jen! I love the thought of a BLT in pizza form! Gimme.

Bev Weidner July 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

GOOD. GRIEF. YES. MAMA.

Kristina @ spabettie July 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

now THAT is my kind of pizza!! BLT = YUM

Rachel - A Southern Fairytale July 27, 2011 at 10:54 pm

This is one of our favorite pizzas ;-)

I made it for a group of big burly meat eating men a couple of summers ago and they all went bonkers ;-)

great pics, darlin’

Deebie July 28, 2011 at 3:06 am

Great idea… I’m going to try this recipe this weekend!
When one of my boys was small, he too refused to eat tomatoes. One day, out of pure desperation, we told him that I had found ‘sugar tomatoes’ at the market. He ate them as if they were made out of sugar – long live the power of suggestion!

Jessica @ How Sweet July 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

Ah! Want this. Lovely!

jenna July 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

I love blt’s and this looks amazing!

Cookin' Canuck July 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

I would definitely be begging for more of this. Looks so good, Jennifer!

David July 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

The deliciousness of this pizza seems to jump right out of the pictures. I’m sitting here dying for a slice. I have to try it with some tomatoes from the farmers market! It’s the perfect summer pizza.

Georgia Pellegrini July 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Love this take on the BLT! So festive.

patsy July 29, 2011 at 8:32 am

Love it! My oldest has just discovered caprese salad, so I am thinking he would love a BLT pizza!

Marla July 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I can’t think of anyone I know who wouldn’t love this pizza!

Courtney July 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

You just gave me another reason to love Bacon! :)

Jennifer July 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Courtner, Let’s make it reason 1 million billion and 1. Wish bacon would not adore my hips so much.

bridget {bake at 350} August 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Genius….pure and simple!

Jennifer August 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Dang bridget, you made me blush….and drool cause now Ii am thinking about the pizza. Do you make your own crust? if not, what is your favorite brand?

Kathy Patalsky August 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Don’t you love the Trader Joe’s ciabatta shell? It’s so yummy and easy. Beautiful photos Jennifer!!!

Jennifer August 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Girl, you are making me blush and yes, love the ciabatta shells – need to cut corners somewhere, sometimes

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