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.
- 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!
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cookie sheet generously with non-stick spray.
- 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.
- Sprinkle a little cornmeal on the edges of the dough. Fold over the edges of the dough slightly to create a small crust.
- 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.
- Evenly distribute the tomato pieces, cheese, and turkey bacon on top.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until dough is golden brown and crispy. The turkey bacon should be cooked through by this point.
- Top with lettuce before serving. Enjoy!