Skillet Pizza

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Ingredient List:

I batch of pizza dough (Click here for recipe)

1 batch homemade pizza sauce (click here for recipe) or store-bought pizza sauce

1 green zuchhini sliced thinly

1 yellow pepper sliced thinly

1-2 leaves of kale de-stemmed and ripped into small pieces

1 jalapeno de-veined and seeded, sliced thinly

10 banana peppers sliced thinly

Any other veggies you have in your fridge, mushrooms would be great!

10 slices of provolone or colby-jack cheese

Red pepper flakes

Sea salt

Dried Basil

Olive oil


Grease a large skillet

Pre-heat oven to 475

Spread the dough in the skillet evenly making the sides higher

Spoon the sauce into the pizza

Place 5 pieces of cheese evenly around the pizza

Top with veggies and sprinkle with salt

Place the other 5 pieces of cheese on top of the veggies

Sprinke with red pepper flakes

Brush the crust with olive oil and sprinke with sea salt and dried basil (optional)

Bake for 15 minutes, check on it, if needed bake an additional 3 minutes or so.  The crust should be browned.

Be careful when removing from oven, it will be very hot!


Veggie Pizza with Pesto Sauce

Veggie Pizza with Pesto Sauce

What you’ll need:

For the crust my good friend Jenny gave me the best whole wheat dough recipe you can find on a previous blog post. If you prefer you can buy a pre-made whole wheat pizza crust (that’s what I used tonight, it was brand Boboli)

You can buy pre-made pesto or I simply combined arugula, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice in my food precessor. I didn’t happen to have pine nuts on hand but if you do, add a few in for an even heartier pesto.

Kalamata olives
Green olives
White onion cut thinly
Jalapeno cut thinly
Canned arktichoke hearts
Cherry tomatos halved and seasoned with salt, pepper and dried parsley
Canned pickled beets chopped finely

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 450

Cover pizza crust with pesto, olives, onion, arktichoke, jalepeno

Bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes until crust is crispy

Remove from oven and add tomatoes, beets and season with salt to taste