Thursday, June 16, 2011
One of my favorite pizzas from California Pizza Kitchen is their BLT Pizza, so I wanted to try making it at home for dinner. I used turkey bacon to reduce the amount of fat and it was pretty hard to tell the difference.
After all, this pizza is layered with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and finished off with avocado. The contrast of the crunchy salad on top of melted cheese and bacon make this pizza one of a kind.
Inspired by California Pizza Kitchen
Makes 2 pizzas
2 pre-made pizza crusts
10 slices of bacon, chopped
2 cups of shredded cheese (I used mozzarella and Italian Blend)
4 tomatoes, diced
2 cups of lettuce, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 avocado, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or as directed for pizza crust). In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Heat to medium high and add chopped bacon. Cook until slightly crispy. Brush pizza crusts with olive oil. Sprinkle on about 1/2 cup of cheese on pizza crust. Then add half of bacon to each crust, sprinkling evenly.
Cover bacon with 1/2 cup of cheese and bake for about 9 minutes, or according to directions. While pizza is baking, place chopped lettuce and diced tomatoes in a large bowl. Add in mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together.
Once pizzas are done, spoon the tomato/lettuce/mayo mixture on top of pizza. Sprinkle on the avocado. Slice the pizza and serve!