BLT Pizza - This Week's Feast

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May. 04, 2012

The BLT is one of my all time favorite sandwiches. Bacon is one of my all time favorite foods. Llano Seco has the best bacon I've ever had. And, I love pizza. So... I made a BLT Pizza!!

Why is it so good? Because of the: Alfredo sauce (homemade, with lots of garlic and parmesan cheese) (ya know, in place of the mayo), tomatoes, asparagus (it wasn't weird, really!), spinach (the "L"), chives, bacon (duh), and Irish cheddar (not too much, so it didn't overwhelm). And, it's all on top of a homemade pizza crust!

Ingredients

For the pizza
Pizza crust 1 Medium
Tomato 1/2 Medium , sliced, quartered
Asparagus 2 Medium , thinly sliced at an angle (1
Bacon 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cooked, crumbled (1/2
Chives 2 Tablespoon , chopped (1
Irish cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated (1/2
Spinach 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , torn
For the alfredo sauce
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
Garlic cloves 4 Medium , minced (3
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated (1/2
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
For the green salad
Lettuce leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Spinach 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Carrot 1 Medium , grated
Apple 1 Medium , chopped
For the orange dressing
Olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/4
Orange juice 3 Tablespoon (Juice from 2 Oranges)
Vinegar 1 Dash (Optional)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 475 F.

To prepare the pizza crust:

2. Roll out pizza dough and roll the edge a bit to make a crust. Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside.

MAKING

To prepare the Alfredo sauce:

3. Heat pan, add olive oil.

4. Whisk in flour, cook 30 seconds.

5. Add garlic, cook an additional 30 seconds.

6. Slowly whisk in milk. Over medium heat, let it thicken, whisking occasionally.

7. Once thick, remove from heat and whisk in parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

To prepare the Pizza:

8. Top pizza crust with alfredo sauce, tomato, asparagus, spinach, bacon, chives, and cheddar cheese.

9. Return to oven and bake for 7-8 minutes (or until crust is as crispy as you’d like it, and cheese is melted).

To prepare the green salad with the orange dressing:

10. In a bowl, slowly whisk olive oil into orange juice, creating an emulsion. Add salt, pepper and vinegar (if using).

11. In a bowl, add lettuce with spinach, carrot, and apple. Toss with the prepared orange dressing.

SERVING

12. Serve the pizza with the green salad tossed in the orange dressing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 568Calories from Fat 352

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.2%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 746 mg31.08%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet