Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recipe – BLT Ranch Pizza

A few weeks ago I was in serious pizza mode…I think we had it three times in two weeks.  I love experimenting with different toppings, though, and everything I have tried making has turned out pretty tasty.  My favorite kind was the BLT Ranch Pizza, which I adapted from Babble.  It has just the right amount of ranch dressing, plenty of veggies, some turkey bacon for protein and just a little cheese for some extra flavor.  This is a low-cal meal and I’m stuffed after two slices - I swear the size of my stomach is shrinking every day!

A couple tips…I have found that using a large cookie sheet is the best way to get a pizza nice and crispy very fast.  I only have to bake the pizza for 10 minutes before the dough turns golden brown.  After it’s baked, I cut the pizza into 9 squares.  In the recipe below, I mention using oregano and basil for some spices, but I actually use Wildtree’s Perfect Pizza Sauce Seasoning which I highly recommend.

BLT Pizza


  • 1 package of store-bought whole wheat dough
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons light ranch dressing
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon basil
  • 20-30 grape tomatoes, sliced in halves (or quarters if you can!)
  • 3 slices turkey bacon, cut in small 1/2” sections
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • olive oil flavored non-stick spray
  • large cookie sheet

Let’s Get Cooking!

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet generously with non-stick spray.
  2. Roll out the dough on a flat surface, using flour to make it non-sticky.  Stretch the dough out enough so that it covers the entire cookie sheet and then carefully place on top of the sheet.
  3. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on the edges of the dough.  Fold over the edges of the dough slightly to create a small crust. 
  4. Using the back of a spoon, spread the ranch dressing evenly in a thin layer over the entire dough, except for the crust.  Sprinkle the oregano and basil over the dressing.
  5. Evenly distribute the tomato pieces, cheese, and turkey bacon on top.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until dough is golden brown and crispy.  The turkey bacon should be cooked through by this point.
  7. Top with lettuce before serving.  Enjoy!


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  1. This looks fabulous! Where I am from in MI they just put ranch on everything.

  2. I love this recipe - it's a good change using ranch instead of a marinara sauce like most pizzas use :)


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