No better day for pizza!

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So. Things are happening.

Either I’m losing my mind or just getting bored and having a momentary lapse in my recipe brain but I put a salad on a pizza. 

Yes. I made the pizza from a salad.

I loved the BLT chopped salad I made a few weeks ago SO MUCH. Like SOOOOO much. So annoyingly much. The only thing that could make it better? Dough. Lots of it. And more cheese.

BLT Pizza with Grilled Corn + Crumbled Feta I howsweeteats.com

I was in a pizza phase too – and happened to make this and the arugula, fig and bacon pie back to back. I’ve seemingly been bumped out of that funk though, most likely because on our way home from the airport at nearly midnight last Sunday, my husband thought he would spontaneously combust if he did not consume food rightthisverysecond. You would have thought the world was ending.

Therefore, I somehow ended up chowing down on pizza in the middle of night, and not only am I not in college anymore but I wasn’t even under the influence.

Monday was rough.

BLT Pizza with Grilled Corn + Crumbled Feta I howsweeteats.com

Even though the middle-of-the-night splurge caused me to burn out slightly on pepperoni and mozzarella, I am always up for a pizza like this. You know, one that is different. The one you crave when you don’t really want to think about “regular” pizza.

Uh huh. Regular.  

This pizza is also sort of a big version of my summer crostini (which, by the way, I made yesterday for the 4th of July and if you’ve tried that, you must add a balsamic glaze) and that just happens to be something else that I can’t get enough of.

Heck, I think we know I can’t get enough of corn period. I want corn in salad, on toast, straight off the cob and even in my desserts.

Insert 500 corn emojis here.

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BLT Pizza with Grilled Corn + Crumbled Feta

Yield: makes 1 pizza, serves 2-4

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

dough
1 1/8 cups warm water
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked slightly and torn into pieces
6 ounces freshly grated fontina cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pint of grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 ears grilled corn
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 1/2 cups butter lettuce, chopped
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red wine vinegar

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 1/2 cups flour and salt, stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but is still sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and work in the additional 1/2 cup flour, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. Rub the same bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours.

After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it back on the floured surface. Using a rolling pin or your hands, form it into your desired shape (sometimes I use baking sheets and do rectangles or free form pizzas - this specific dough will yield one pizza large enough to feed about 3-4 people) and place on a baking sheet or pizza peel. Place the towel back over the dough and let sit in the warm place for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. (I actually used a pizza stone and heated my oven to 450 degrees, and baked for 15 minutes. If you're just using a baking sheet, follow the directions below for baking and set to 375 degrees.)

Assemble the dough on a peel or baking sheet. In a small bowl, toss tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper together. Brush the dough with a little olive oil then spread half of the fontina on top. Cover with bacon, the tomato and garlic mixture and grilled corn. Top with remaining cheese. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese and crust is golden and bubbly. Remove and immediately top with crumbled feta. Toss chopped lettuce with oil and vinegar, then sprinkle on top. Serve!

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A pizza with vegetables like this is calorie free, right?

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46 Responses to “BLT Pizza with Grilled Corn + Crumbled Feta.”

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 5, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    Yum! You are such an inspiration! I need to make BLT pizza today! I love it!! Fab idea!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — July 5, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    corn is the best right? Pizza with salad is entirely legal, nothing like a bit of salad to bring some life to often boring pizzas.

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — July 5, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    That pizza crust is beautiful.

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    Paloma — July 5, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    That pizza looks amazing! And the dough looks really puffy, I have to try this recipe ASAP!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — July 5, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Can’t get enough of your pizza !!!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 5, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    LOOOOOVE. Cannot get enough corn either right now!

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    Amanda @ Food, Fitness, Faith — July 5, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    Oh my this looks delicious! And speaking of corn – did you catch the Buzzfeed article with like, 37 recipes for corn?! Not only is your summer crostini featured but it’s totally up your alley!

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    Tieghan — July 5, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    I can so get on board with this. Heck yes!

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake — July 5, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Mega yums. You’ve got me craving pizza now.

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    Kinsey — July 5, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Yum! I love homemade pizza. My favorite toppings are carrots and walnuts. It sounds disgusting, but it’s delicious! the carrots get all earthy and charred, and the walnuts have some nice bittersweet texture, it’s just so good!

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    Heather — July 5, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    OMG just gimme! :)

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    Sarah Beth — July 5, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    I don’t think you’ve lost your mind at all, that looks AMAZING.

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    Julia — July 5, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    Wow, that crust! I love your recipes so much but I’ve never actually used one. This one HAS to be for dinner tomorrow!

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    dixya| food, pleasure, and health — July 5, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    the curst looks sooo good. I have to try your recipe pronto.

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    L. — July 5, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Oh my gosh, I totally have to try this- STAT. Thank you!!! :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — July 5, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    I am starting to realize you can put anything on a pizza and bake it. Most turn out pretty good, but some are fabulous. I am thinking this one would be fabulous! Plus as a salad you can call it healthy.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 5, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Your comment about balsamic glazes – agreed, cannot get enough.

    I love that in this dough you used honey. I really love making yeast doughs with honey. The flavor is just the best!

    And the layers of flavor – corn, cheese, tomatoes, butter lettuce. So good I bet!

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    Alex @ Intoxicology101 — July 5, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    I throw salad (well lettuce anyway) on just about everything, including pizza. I don’t get the chance to make home made pizza enough though :( Eventually I’ll try this one. Cheers!

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    Jenni — July 5, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    My fave is the third picture down because you can see the little bits of crispy cheese that baked onto the crust. Food porn fasho. This looks amazing. And totally healthy.

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    Larry — July 5, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    GOOOOODDDDDDDDDDD!!
    You. Rock. My. World.

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    Kathy — July 5, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Delicious! You can put most anything on top of a pizza, right? Even salad!

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — July 5, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    Oh how I love pizza! Sounds amazing!

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    Andrea @ Mrs Webb in the Kitchen — July 5, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Your crust looks SOOO perfectly puffy and amazing!! Why can mine never turn out like that?!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — July 6, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    Yum. Just yum.

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    Toyota Smith — July 6, 2013 @ 4:55 am

    This literally looks like the best pizza I have ever seen, I need to make this and not share a single slice!!

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    Erica — July 6, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    Corn on pizza is totally a thing in South Korea. We tried to order a cheese pizza while there and ended up with corn on it.

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    Emily K. @ Leaf Parade — July 6, 2013 @ 7:12 am

    Looks so good! Lately, I’ve been hugely (hugely) obsessed with the grilled corn as well. Just can’t get enough of that stuff.
    -Emily K.

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    Sevimin Askanasi — July 6, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    it looks very nice taste delicious

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    Mary Clay | Cooking with the King — July 6, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    I want this so bad. Looks delish. Hope you had a great holiday!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 6, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    I love thick dough when it comes to pizza! This looks so good!

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    annabel — July 6, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    While you were in Nantucket did you go to the lions paw? You would really like it… anyway my aunt owns it so yeah…. I LOVE NANTUCKET! I go every summer.

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    Megan — July 6, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    I want this for dinner and your enchilada pizza for dessert.

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    Nessa — July 7, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    Pizza can’t get any better than this ;)

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 7, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    I’m totally dead.

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    jaime — July 8, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    wow this looks unreal!

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    Cristina — July 8, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    It looks awesome! I kind of really like pizzas with lettuce on top. Cheeseburger pizzas or Southwestern-ish pizzas, usually. This one looks just perfect.

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    LeighK — July 11, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    Made this on the grill on Sunday and it was AWESOME. Subbed white cheddar for the asiago and it was still delish. But the kick from the asiago would’ve been good too. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Megan Robison — July 15, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    OMG, we loved this pizza!!!

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    Gigi — August 7, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    Wow, this pizza was amazing!! We used spinach instead of lettuce, and it was delicious.

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    فوائد الزنجبيل — September 25, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

    I don’t think you’ve lost your mind at all, that looks AMAZING.

    Reply

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