Green Tomato and Bacon Pizza

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Basil takes the place of lettuce in this BLT-inspired pizza. It’s also a great way to use early summer tomatoes.

8-Inch Green Tomato and Bacon Pizza
Serves: 1 (8-inch pizza)
 
Ingredients
  • 8-INCH
  • 3 (⅛-inch-thick) slices green tomato
  • 3 (⅛-inch-thick) slices red tomato
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • 3 tablespoons pasta sauce*
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Garnish: fresh basil, ground black pepper
  • 10-INCH
  • 4 (⅛-inch-thick) slices green tomato
  • 4 (⅛-inch-thick) slices red tomato
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • 6 tablespoons pasta sauce*
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Garnish: fresh basil, ground black pepper
  • 12-INCH
  • 5 (⅛-inch-thick) slices green tomato
  • 5 (⅛-inch-thick) slices red tomato
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon pasta sauce*
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Garnish: fresh basil, ground black pepper
  • 14-INCH
  • 6 (⅛-inch-thick) slices green tomato
  • 6 (⅛-inch-thick) slices red tomato
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • ¾ cup pasta sauce*
  • 5 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Garnish: fresh basil, ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place tomato slices on several layers of paper towels; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Pat tomatoes dry with a paper towel.
  2. Preheat oven to 475°.In a cast-iron skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels.
  3. Lightly dust an 8-, 10-, 12-, or 14-inch cast-iron skillet or baking pan with flour.
  4. Using floured hands, gently stretch Basic Pizza Dough to cover bottom and press ½ inch up sides of skillet or to edges of pan. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Uncover crust; spread pasta sauce onto crust, leaving a ½-inch border. Arrange tomato slices on sauce, overlapping slightly.
  6. Bake until crust is lightly browned around the edges, 15 to 17 minutes. Top with cheese; bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more.
  7. Sprinkle with bacon. Garnish with basil and pepper, if desired.
Notes
*We used Newman’s Own Fire Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Sauce.