BLT Pizza ~ Pure, mad, goodness!

This could quite possibly be one of the most delicious pizzas I’ve ever made. Hubs and I were devouring it last weekend!  Sunday we were able to move back into our house.  I say this loosely as it really meant we were able to walk on the floors, not move furniture back in….but baby steps are good!

Not only did we miss our house, but our garden missed us.  We had a TON of tomatoes waiting for us when we got here.  We still have our summer beef steak planted.  It wasn’t feeling it this summer, but it’s feeling it now, so far this Fall we’ve had some very flavorful tomatoes!  On Sunday, I was trying to be creative…

Me: “Hon you want a Margarita pizza for lunch or a BLT?”

Hubs: “BLT!”

Hubs: “Wait. No, the pizza”.

Hubs: “Wait. No, the BLT”.

Hubs: “OK, whichever is easier…”

I knew there was a little inner battle going on for him.  He really doesn’t care what we eat, but he LOOOVVVVES fresh tomatoes.

So I got creative and made a BLT pizza. HOLY MAN (as my mother-in-law would say) I could eat one everyday!!! It was that good and oh so very easy.

  1. I like to use Bridgeford bread loaves for pizza dough.  It tastes like homemade, I can keep it in my freezer until I need it, I just need to leave it on the counter to defrost and rise, and if I’m in a pinch I can defrost in the microwave.  Really, you can’t go wrong. Not to say that I don’t make dough from scratch sometimes too, but with the 3 babes running around, easier is better sometimes.
  2. I left a frozen loaf on the counter in a bowl while I went off with 1 of the babes to run errands.  Got back around noon and it was defrosted.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Cut the loaf in half and roll each half out on a floured surface.
  5. Once it’s rolled out, place it on a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal (makes it tons easier to get the pizza back off when it’s done!)
  6. I brushed a little olive oil over the top then popped it in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. While that’s baking, cook up some bacon bits, dice a tomato (or 3 in our case), chop some Romain, and get your ranch dressing ready.
  8. When the crust is done baking, smear a few tablespoons of ranch over the surface, throw on the cooked bacon bits, lettuce, and tomatoes.  Salt & Pepper to taste.
  9. NOW GO FORTH, EAT AND BE MERRY! This will make your whole day!!

Enjoy!

simple breakfast pizza

I have to wonder sometimes if my Littles are really mine.  But then I rememeber being pregnant for the past 3 years, and realize, they are very much in fact MINE.

But if they REALLY are mine, then I’m truly stumped why breakfast goes in and out of favor with them.  Some days waffles and pancakes are ALL they want to eat (ALL DAY!), other days they just want a protein shake with Dada.  So I’m always trying to think up new and fun things for them.  Plus, I really like to use every last everything in the fridge, I’m a sucker for not having anything leftover, so even the food needs to multi task in our house.

This past week we had a little sudo-Greek dinner ~ Trader Joe’s Flatbread, Hummus and Taziki, garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and Oven Baked Tri-Tip (you see this dish often on this site as it is so easy and flavorful, and I can use the leftovers for so many other dishes).  But my left over in this case was the flatbread.  I woke up Saturday morning thinking it would make a PERFECT pizza crust!! I’m not a huge fan of Boboli for pizza crust (but LOVE it for cinnamon toast, just sayin…) and most often just make our own or use Bridgeford frozen dough, but sometimes it’s nice to know you can make a homemade personal pizza in a pinch.

Enter Trader Joe’s Flatbread. Any flatbread would work, I just happen to love how soft and spongy their’s is…

In this case we were making breakfast pizza…

  1. I scrambled the eggs (1 for each pizza + another for good measure)
  2. While eggs were scrambling, I threw Costco’s Jimmy Dean frozen Turkey sausage links in the microwave for a minute (and sliced them up after).
  3. Put the flatbread in the toaster to lightly toast (basically to warm it a bit as it had been in the fridge).
  4. Grated a little mozerrella…maybe 3/4 cup??
  5. When the eggs were cooked, I divide them on top of each lightly toasted flatbread using the back of the spoon to flatten a little.
  6. Scattered the sausage among all the pizzas and topped with the shredded mozzerella.
  7. Threw it under the broiler for a minute (kept an eye on it).
  8. Sliced it up and served!

Now I think these breakfast pizzas could work with a number of different fancier morning combinations, but I was using what I had on hand and trying to mimic what I knew my kids really liked (sausage pizza…) But you can use bacon, sauteed mushrooms, leeks, ham, tomatoes….sooo many possibilities…

My guy had his with salsa and sliced Jalapeno.

(Sorry about the half eaten photos!!  Forgot to take pictures until we had all taken a bite and were loving the new creation!)

Start to finish, I think the whole thing took me 10-12 minutes (Not 15.  Not 9….just to be clear….Ha!) And we all gobbled up our plates!

Enjoy!