BLT Pizza

by Lana Stuart on January 18, 2013 · 29 comments

BLT Pizza from @NevrEnoughThyme

These are exciting days for pro football fans. Especially here around Atlanta. Everyone is pulling for the Falcons in Sunday’s play-off game! They’re making up cheers and dances. Heck, there are probably a few die-hard fans who are even setting up their tailgate spots this afternoon. And who can blame them? The last (and only) time the Falcons went to the Super Bowl was in 1998. Fifteen years is a long time to wait, y’all.

Did you know that the Falcons training facility is in Flowery Branch, Georgia? Yep, just about 5 miles down the road from us. Whenever we see some outrageously expensive luxury sports car flying down the interstate in that direction, we always say, “must be one of the Falcons.” It’s also funny to run into one of them in the local Subway. Let me tell you something – those fellows can eat!

Even though the Falcons training facility is almost in our backyard, we won’t actually be attending the game on Sunday but we just might watch it on television. And, in my opinion, television football game watching calls for some serious snacks. Like this BLT Pizza for instance. This is one tasty, quick, and easy pizza, too. I admit I took several shortcuts with this recipe, but hey – you need to hurry and get that pizza in the hands of your football fans. Right?

Creating BLT Pizza

To make your pizza prep simple, try using one of these refrigerated Pillsbury® Thin Pizza Crusts. They’re right there in the dairy case at your grocery store. Unroll the crust into a baking sheet and pop it into a 400 degree preheated oven. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, take it out and slather on some purchased (yes, purchased!) Alfredo sauce. I got a version with roasted garlic and Parmesan. It’s yummy. Top the Alfredo sauce with lots of mozzarella and halved grape tomatoes.

Adding bacon to BLT Pizza

Next, dice up 10 or 12 strips of packaged, fully cooked (yes, another shortcut!) bacon and scatter that on as well.

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Pop the pan back in the oven and cook for another 10 to 12 minutes or until the crust is browned, the cheese is bubbly, the bacon is crispy, and the tomatoes are a little slumped and roasted.

Remove the pizza from the oven and top with a sprinkling of arugula.

Y’all. I have to tell you. This is truly one of the tastiest pizzas ever. BeeBop absolutely loved it. Make one for your football-watching folks. They’re gonna love it, too. Promise.

BLT Pizza

Note: I am required by FTC rules to disclose that I will receive compensation from General Mills for this post. However, any opinions expressed in the post are strictly my own. Always have been. Always will be.

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A thin, crisp pizza crust topped with garlicky Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, grape tomatoes, bacon, and arugula.
  • 1 Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust
  • 1/2 cup purchased Alfredo sauce with roasted garlic
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2.5 ounces (about 10-12 slices) fully cooked bacon, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unroll the pizza crust and place it in on a baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven.
  3. Top with Alfredo sauce, cheese, grape tomatoes, and bacon. Return to oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  4. Remove from oven and top with arugula.
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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica January 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Yum this looks amazing! Fun recipe and nice pics.


2 Lana January 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Thanks, Jessica. It’s a little different and so good.


3 Mari @ Mari's Cakes January 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Hi Lana! This it looks delicious! I love that it so easy to prepare. I am so craving this now :)


4 Lana January 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I’m craving it again, too! It’s so good.


5 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 19, 2013 at 10:05 am

I LOVE this! Such gorgeous photos too. I mean I really love it. You are the best cook ever Miss Lana!


6 Lana January 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I was really happy with the photo, too. Sometimes I actually get it right :-)


7 Mary | Deep South Dish January 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Caught you in my feed again & that sure looks delicious Lana!! Of course, down here in Saints territory, Atlanta is not a favorite team, BUT I did tell my husband that he was required to at least root for a Southern team in this case, regardless! :) With Mardi Gras in full swing & the Super Bowl in New Orleans, things are sure hopping down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast right now!!


8 Lana January 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

It has been a long time for the Falcons since they got this close to the Super Bowl. We’re all pulling for them!


9 Emma January 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Wow! This looks delicious. Stunning photography! I will be making this at home very soon.


10 Lana January 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Thanks, Emma. Hope you enjoy the pizza!


11 Miss P January 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I would eat this for breakfast. Really.

Miss P


12 Lana January 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Know what…it would be really good for breakfast. You could also crack a couple of eggs on there and let them bake along with everything else. You may have just given me an idea for another recipe :-)


13 Kay January 25, 2013 at 6:46 am

Absolutely! I do it all the time.


14 Lana January 25, 2013 at 8:59 am

Oh, wow! That pizza looks delicious, Kay. I know what we’re having for breakfast this weekend :-)


15 Kay January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

I make a similar pizza, only I add some green pesto! Going hungry just thinking about it :)

Love, love, love the intro shot.


16 Lana January 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Oh…pesto on this would be really wonderful! Thanks for the idea, Kay.

I was pleased with that photo, myself. Every once in a while I get one right.


17 marla February 11, 2013 at 8:34 am

Gorgeous pizza Lana!!


18 Lana February 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

Thanks so much, Marla. This was one of the few of my photos I’ve ever been really pleased with. And the pizza wasn’t bad, either :-)


19 Feast on the Cheap February 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

BLT + Pizza? Yeah…I’m in.


20 Steven November 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

sorry to report, but this recipe was NOT very good.


21 Lana Stuart November 21, 2013 at 8:42 am

I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t like it. It’s a real favorite of ours.


22 Sara July 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

Mmmm that bacon is looking real good. Thin crust sounds great!


23 sanjee July 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

delicious pizza


24 Barbara | Creative Culinary July 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

This sounds WONDERFUL; I’m craving it bad. I mean real bad. :)


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