BLT Pizza with White Sauce

 Recipe
All the components of America's favorite summer sandwich are here--even the mayonnaise. Yes, it turns out adding some oil to the mayo makes a creamy sauce that fully covers the pie and gives a richer taste to the pizza.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 slices)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 353
Fat 14 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Monofat 6.7 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 658 mg
Calcium 134 mg

Ingredients

1 pound ripe tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
2 garlic cloves, grated
4 center-cut bacon slices
10 ounce fresh pizza dough
1 tablespoon cornmeal
2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cooking spray
1 cup baby arugula

Preparation

1. Place a pizza stone on bottom oven rack. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Arrange tomato slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet; sprinkle with oregano and pepper. Place baking sheet directly on pizza stone. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until tomatoes are no longer wet. Remove tomatoes; keep stone in oven.

3. Increase oven temperature to 500°.

4. Combine mayonnaise, oil, chives, and garlic in a small bowl.

5. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Break into pieces.

6. Using well-floured hands, pat dough into a 10-inch circle. Place dough on a pizza peel or baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Pierce dough with a fork; transfer to preheated pizza stone. Bake at 500° for 5 minutes.

7. Carefully remove pizza stone from oven. Brush mayonnaise mixture over crust, leaving a 1-inch border; top with tomatoes and bacon. Top with cheese; coat crust edge with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts and crust browns. Top with arugula. Cut into 8 slices.

Note:

Tiffany Vickers Davis,

July 2014
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