BLT Pizza


This homemade pizza riffs on the classic BLT sandwich, with crisp bacon, thin roma tomatoes and fresh arugula on top of a whole-wheat pizza crust.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

  • 3-4 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup thinly-sliced red onion

  • 3 slices lower-sodium, center-cut bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 oz.)

  • 3 cups baby arugula

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze (see Tips)


  1. Fit a food processor with a dough blade. Coat a medium bowl with cooking spray. Combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, yeast and salt in a food processor (or see Tips). With the motor running, add water and oil and process until the mixture forms a ball. Shape the dough into a smooth ball and place in the prepared bowl, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 30 to 45 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal.

  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll and stretch it into a 12x8-inch oval or rectangle. Place on the prepared baking sheet and poke with a fork all over.

  4. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 8 minutes. Arrange tomatoes, onion and bacon on the crust. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly, about 8 minutes more.

  5. Top the pizza with arugula and let stand for 5 minutes. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.


Tip: If you prefer not to use a food processor, combine both flours, yeast, and salt in a large bowl; stir in water and oil until moistened. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. Continue as directed in Step 1.

You can buy bottled balsamic glaze, but you can also make it: Simmer 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan until reduced to 1 Tbsp.; cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
11g Fat
55g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/4 pizza
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 55mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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