220. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: BLT Pizza, Egg Optional!

Home Newsroom 220. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: BLT Pizza, Egg Optional!

Thanks to Heinen’s Grocery, I’ve just come up with another easy solution to help beat the 4PM Panic – you know – that time of day when your family’s hungry but dinner’s not even on your radar? I created this BLT Pizza recipe after a particularly busy day when I realized I had nothing planned and nothing in the fridge.

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A quick stop at Heinen’s for just a few things made it one of the easiest and tastiest dinners yet.  My husband wants me to buy a food truck and sell this pizza all over town.  No thanks!  But once you realize how easy it is, you won’t need me or my truck!

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The kids may be hungry and busy at this time of day, but I still try to enlist them to help with dinner.  While I make the bacon, the kids can chop the tomatoes and lettuce.  Did you know you can buy ready-made fresh pizza dough in one pound bags at Heinen’s?  Yes you can!

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I think the garlic mayo makes for big flavor so if you’re cutting calories,  don’t do it here.  The egg adds a whole new flavor.  You’ll want to make it again for breakfast.

BLT Pizza Recipe:

  • 1 lb ripe, multicolored cherry tomatoes cut into ¼ in. thick slices
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup Helman’s mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic,grated
  • 1 pound center cut bacon slices cooked and chopped
  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough (deli department at heinen’s)
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Variations:

Put an egg on it! Make a few sunny side up eggs and lay them atop your pizza. Trust me!

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If you don’t want to turn your oven on because it’s a warm day simply grill the pizza outside.  Just spray the cooking grates with non stick spray.  Grilled pizza tastes even better.

Instructions:

  • Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of an oven and preheat to 450°
  • In a bowl, combine the mayo, oil and garlic.
  • Using well floured hands, pat dough into a ten inch circle. Place dough on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Pierce dough with a fork. Carefully transfer the dough onto the hot pizza stone. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove pizza stone from the oven. Brush mayo mixture over crust leaving a 1 inch border. Top with tomatoes, bacon and cheese. Return pizza to oven for an additional 8-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • In another bowl mix the greens with a bit of the garlic Mayo to lightly dress. When pizza comes out of the oven top with the greens. If you are going to try my suggested variation, top the greens with a sunny side up egg.

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By the way, have you heard about Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards™ program?  Sign up for free to receive exclusive weekly specials via email and earn Heinen’s rewards.  As a Tasteful Rewards™ membership benefit, Heinen’s will donate up to 1% of your qualified purchases made between September and April to a local school of your choice through their Teaming Up for Education Program. CLICK HERE to sign up for Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards™ and, trust me, this is one email that will always please your palate!


Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography.  She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features via Table and Dish on Instagram and on her website at  TableAndDish.com.

Heinen’s Grocery is located at 500 N. Hough Street, between E. Main Street and Route 14 (next to Meathead’s) in Barrington, Illinois. They’re open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit Heinens.com.

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