Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 slice)

Instead of having an arugula salad on the side, put it on top of your pizza for fresh flavor that pairs perfectly with the tomato and applewood-smoked bacon pizza toppings.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray; let dough stand, covered, for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble. Add tomatoes and pepper to drippings in pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal; roll dough into a 12-inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Spread sauce evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with tomatoes and bacon. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 450° on bottom oven rack for 17 minutes or until crust is golden. Combine arugula and remaining ingredients; top pizza with arugula mixture.

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Ratings & Reviews

ktleyed's Review

February 04, 2013
Delicious! Big hit!

liafinney's Review

October 06, 2011
used a combination of grape tomatos and 1/2 of an heirloom that I chopped up..didn't put arugula on top, just made into full salad and served on the side. Pretty nice and easy combination.

malevolentmuse's Review

July 10, 2014

shipforu's Review

July 03, 2014
This is a regular at our house. We love it. We always add a sliced onion as an additional topping.

GreenHikerChick's Review

September 23, 2011
This was VERY good. My first time putting together a home made pizza, so it took me longer, but well worth it! I had prosciutto on hand, so used that instead of bacon. Yum. Everyone loved it!! Also used pizza dough from Whole Foods...made an excellent crust!

KrumplyW's Review

August 18, 2013

JulieRae97's Review

November 30, 2012
This was okay.

KaraZ63's Review

November 04, 2011
One of the ladies in our Cooking Light group made this for our get together last night. It was, hands down, the favorite of the night. She did advise the following changes... she used a Boboli pizza shell instead of making homemade and she did add a little extra bacon. All 12 of us thought it was VERY GOOD. I will definitely be adding to my recipe book.

JeneaMartinez's Review

November 08, 2011
this was really easy and really good! i made a few changed because of ingredients. i didn't have the red pepper so i used garlic when sautéing the tomatoes in the bacon fat. i also just put the arugula on then covered with cheese and baked it instead of adding it on in the end. both my husband and brother in law (both picky eaters) loved it.

TheMomChef's Review

October 11, 2011
This was very well received by the family. We found it a little heavy on the tomato side (tomato sauce with tomatoes on top). When I make it again, I'll drizzle a garlic aioli over the whole thing just before serving to give it a real BLT flavor and cut some of the tomato flavor.