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Red Pepper Skillet Pizza

Red Pepper Skillet Pizza

The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of Julia of A Cedar Spoon.

This Mediterranean-inspired pizza uses a delicious, beautiful red pepper spread. Mama’s Red Pepper Spread is made with minimal ingredients and has the same consistency as a traditional pizza sauce. The red pepper sauce creates a robust, zingy flavor on the skillet pizza.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Premade Pizza Dough: When making a skillet pizza you can save time by buying pre-made dough. This helps to make the pizza making easy and quick. The dough cooks perfectly in the skillet creating a beautiful crispy golden crust. 
  • Versatile: This Red Pepper Skillet Pizza is easy to make and is versatile. It can be served as a lunch or dinner or at a party as an appetizer or snack at a tailgate. 
  • Simple: You will love how simple the Mediterranean ingredients are on this pizza. The red pepper sauce replaces traditional pizza sauce. It uses minimal ingredients and adds so much flavor and color to the pizza. The creamy feta cheese and roasted red peppers are the perfect toppings to finish off the pizza. 

Red Pepper Skillet Pizza

Red Pepper Skillet Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 package of pre-made pizza dough, room temperature
  • 1 cup Mama's red pepper spread
  • 11.3 oz. Heinen's roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 2/3 cup Heinen's shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Heinen's crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Microgreens or arugula, for garnish {optional}
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • Crushed red pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. Let the pizza dough come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  3. On a floured cutting board use a rolling pin and roll the dough so it is the size of the skillet.
  4. Add the 3 tbsps. olive oil onto a 13 inch cast iron skillet and turn the skillet until the olive oil covers the whole skillet.
  5. Take the dough and place in the skillet. Use your hands to press the dough into the skillet until it fits.
  6. Spread the red pepper sauce over the dough. Top with roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, the feta cheese and the oregano.
  7. Bake the pizza for 20-25 minutes or until the dough is starting to brown and the bottom of the pizza lifts from the skillet with a spatula.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Garnish with microgreens or arugula, fresh parsley and crushed red pepper.

 

Notes:

When stretching your dough if it isn’t stretching to the circle of the skillet let it sit for 5 minutes and continue to stretch it to fit the skillet.

Red Pepper Skillet Pizza

By Julia Jolliff

Julia is all about creating quick and easy weeknight meal ideas, kid-friendly recipes and a few sweet treats. Her roots are from the Mediterranean and many of my recipes incorporate those flavors!

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