Mini BLT Pizzas

 

“I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

One of the perks about blogging is I get the opportunity to try out different products and participate in contests. This time, I had the opportunity to work with Toufayan Bakeries who carries a vast variety of products such as pita breads, pita chips, wraps, flat breads, bagels, croissants and more! I was sent 8 different flavors of pita bread and I though this recipe would work perfectly with the Classic White pita bread (the Whole Wheat would work great too). Pita bread is great because of its versatility and ability to create so many types of snacks/meals out of it! Also and most importantly, it has a great nutritional value added to them–each pita has 6 gram of protein in it and is only 150 calories.

For this creation, I was originally going to post a “BLT Sandwich” recipe using the pita bread as the “sandwich bread”. Then I wanted to add cheese to the recipe and realized a pizza was the way to go! I usually don’t like too many different toppings on my pizza—less is more to me. But not in this case. I love my bacon extra crispy so there is a ton of crunch and a lot of flavor in this. The bacon, cheese, tomato, lettuce and dressing make this combination come together and it’s pair perfectly!

Mini BLT Pizzas

Yield: 4 Servings

Mini BLT Pizzas

Pizza night just got a lot easier and delicious!

Ingredients

4 Toufayan’s Pita Bread’s (I used classic white)

½ cup tomato sauce (you may not use it all)

1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese; shredded

4 slices of bacon

1 roma tomato; thinly sliced

4 cherry tomatoes; sliced in quarters (optional)

1 head of romaine lettuce; shredded

3 Tbsp. mayonnaise

½ tsp. olive oil

¼ tsp. garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place pita breads on a lined baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place strips of bacon on a cold frying pan. Do not have them overlap too much. Cook bacon low and slow. Once you hear the bacon crackle and see fat release, flip bacon with tongs. Keep flipping bacon until evenly brown. Place cooked bacon on a cooling rack layered with paper towels (so access fat can be absorbed). When bacon is cooled, crumble into pieces.
  3. Add about 1 Tbsp. of tomato sauce on each pita bread. Swirl it around until covered, then sprinkle cheddar cheese and about 3 sliced of tomatoes. Place in oven and bake until cheese is melted for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, in a bowl toss the lettuce, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well combined. Set in fridge until pizza is ready.
  5. Once cheese has melted, top the mini pizzas with bacon, lettuce and more tomatoes! Enjoy!!! I apologize in advanced if I got you hooked on this—you can always use turkey bacon for a healthier alternative.
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2017/03/mini-blt-pizzas/

This pizza has all the components of one of the most popular sandwiches around—even the mayo, and I even added some olive oil to the dressing to make it even more creamy. The mayo dressing really gives this recipe a richer taste that makes all your taste buds happy.

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The Ultimate B.L.T.T Sandwich

What is better than a BLT sandwich? A BLTT sandwich!!! This is a sandwich that is loaded with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and turkey. Also not to mention, the turkey and bacon in this sandwich is from Hormel NATURAL CHOICE,  and they are free from hormones, nitrates, and nitrites.

My favorite way to enjoy bacon is when it is crispy like the one in this sandwich. When you bite into this you get the delicious flavors of Hormel NATURAL CHOICE smoked deli turkey meat, and the smoky flavors of crispy bacon. When it comes to ingredients; the best options are always the natural choices. I am so glad I discovered Hormel NATURAL CHOICE when I did because I have used many of their products and they are all so great. I am particular when it comes to foods I use because I love to incorporate as many natural ingredients as possible and leave out the “junkie” ones, that we are so familiar with these days. It is very important to be sure to read the nutrition labels when you are at the grocery store because you can learn so much from them.

This sandwich is so easy to prepare and I guarantee you it will be a hit! Another great ingredient that you can add is avocado instead of the aioli or in addition to the aioli.

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The Ultimate B.L.T.T Sandwich

The Ultimate B.L.T.T Sandwich

Ingredients

2 slices of sourdough bread; toasted (optional)

4 slices of Hormel NATURAL CHOICE Bacon; cooked until crispy

4-6 slices of Hormel NATURAL CHOICE Smoked Deli Turkey

3-4 slices of tomato; I like my slices somewhat thicker

2 stalks of romaine lettuce

Stone Ground Dijon Mustard Aioli

3 Tbsp Stone Ground Dijon Mustard

3 Tbsp mayonnaise

1 clove of garlic; crushed and finely chopped

Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Spread the stone ground Dijon mustard aioli on both sides of the sourdough toast. Layer the turkey meat, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. Cut in half, and enjoy!!!
  2. *To cook the bacon: Heat a large frying pan on medium to high heat. Place bacon stripes on pan and fry for about 3-5 minutes on each side. When both sides are cooked and crispy looking, lay on a dish lined with a paper towel. (This will absorb any access grease, and it will also make the bacon crispier).
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/06/the-ultimate-b-l-t-t-sandwich/

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