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posted: 01/30/22

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This BLT Pizza is going to become the new family favorite. It is easy to make, and with my no fail pizza dough, it is absolutely delicious in every way.

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If you have never felt confident making pizza at home, this is the recipe for you. It starts with my homemade pizza dough, which comes with step by step photos to ensure that you are successful with it every time. Then we top it with some ranch dressing, cheese, and all the fixings for a BLT sandwich. It is an easy pizza recipe, that will leave everyone so grateful you didn’t get delivery!

How to Make BLT Pizza

  1. Make pizza dough. A good crust is the literal foundation of any good pizza. I highly recommend using my homemade pizza dough recipe, but if you are tight on time you can always buy pizza dough. Did you know some pizzerias will sell you their dough already made? I suggest giving your favorites a call and asking if this is something they do!
  2. Cook up some bacon. When I am making a recipe that calls for cooked bacon pieces, I like to cut up the bacon first and then cook it. Be sure not to over cook the bacon, taking it out just before it looks crisp. It will continue to cook once it is removed from the hot pan.
  3. Top the crust. To the crust we are going to add ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and most of the bacon.
  4. Bake the pizza and then top. Bake the pizza for 20 to 25 minutes. Then take it out of the oven, top it with lettuce, tomato, and the remaining bacon. Slice it up and enjoy!
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Making Pizza Dough from Scratch

I am a huge fan of my homemade pizza dough. You can read the reviews on that recipe and you will see that it has become the go to recipe for many families. It is easy to make, so even if you’ve never made pizza dough from scratch before, I suggest giving it a try.

The Secret To The Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe

This is a fool proof pizza dough recipe with step by step photos to ensure your success.
a picture of a ball of dough on a marble counter top with a rolling pin the background

Cooking Bacon for BLT Pizza

As mentioned above, I like to dice my bacon before I cook it.

  1. Cut it into small pieces and then cook it in a cast iron pan.
  2. When it just begins to crisp around the edges, remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon. It will continue to cook out of the pan and then further in the oven.
  3. Transfer it to a paper towel lined plate and pat dry with another paper towel.

What Ranch Dressing to Use

I have a homemade ranch dressing that is great for this recipe, though you certainly can also use store-bought. It was created specifically so that you could make it with ingredients you can keep on hand. I suggest you cut that recipe in half as it makes 2 1/4 cups and you only need half a cup for this recipe. I do not suggest cutting it down further, as it will get tricky to get the flavors right with such small measurements. Trust me, you will enjoy having extra for your salads.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing comes together with easy ingredients and is way better than anything you can buy in the store.
a piece of pizza with bacon lettuce and tomato being lifted up by a spatula

Shredding Cheese

If there is one thing I can’t stress enough when someone is learning how to cook at home, it is to shred your own cheese. Pre-shredded cheeses that you buy at the grocery store are coated in preservatives. If you compare pre-shredded cheese to freshly shredded cheese side by side, you can actually feel the preservatives.

The reason this matters is that the preservatives on the cheese keep it from melting well. When you are making recipes that are based on cheese that melts well – like pizza or cheesy casseroles – this can actually make or break the recipe. It is well worth the extra five minutes it will take you to shred your own cheese.

FAQ

Can this pizza recipe be reheated?

Because BLT pizza has fresh ingredients on it after baking, I do not recommend reheating it.

How long is BLT pizza good for?

Left overs of this pizza recipe will last in your refrigerator for 3 days and they are very delicious cold.

How do you make pizza dough?

I have a full step by step tutorial on how to make pizza dough that you can find here: How to Make Pizza Dough.

a piece of blt pizza recipe on a butcher paper

Other Great BLT Inspired Recipes

If you make this great BLT Pizza recipe, or any of my other recipes, leave me a comment and let me know what you think! I love hearing from you.

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BLT Pizza

Serves: 8 slices
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
This BLT Pizza is going to become the new family favorite. It is easy to make, and with my no fail pizza dough, it is absolutely delicious in every way. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough see note
  • 8 slices bacon diced and cooked
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce (about one Romaine heart)
  • 2 Roma tomatos diced

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven for 400 degrees.
  • Roll the pizza dough out to about 12 inches. Place on a pizza pan or baking stone.
  • Spread the ranch dressing over the pizza dough. Reserve a few tablespoons of cooked bacon, and top the pizza with the rest of the bacon and the cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges of the pizza begin to brown.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then top with the tomatoes and lettuce and serve.

Notes

If you use my homemade pizza dough for this recipe, please keep in mind that it needs an hour to rise after being put together.
Serving: 1slice Calories: 309kcal (15%) Carbohydrates: 26g (9%) Protein: 12g (24%) Fat: 18g (28%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 32mg (11%) Sodium: 788mg (34%) Potassium: 134mg (4%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 4g (4%) Vitamin A: 1338IU (27%) Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) Calcium: 140mg (14%) Iron: 2mg (11%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says

    Lisa, I am all over this pizza! And I love how you made this especially for your mother-in-law. Family traditions are so special, and going out for pizza after Thanksgiving sounds like a really good one. :) Pinning and definitely going to make this!

  2. Kimberlee says

    Looks really tasty! I am wondering about trying it using a flour tortilla – I have done that lately with a couple other recipes and it is super easy and good.

  3. Ed says

    Here in Cincinnati a place called Ittalinette has a different spin and is the first place I can remember making BLT pizza. They put mozzarella and bacon on the crust bake it .Then slather it in Mayo and then top it with lettuce tomato and onions.Its so good

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