Using a cast-iron skillet for this healthy pizza recipe gives you deep-dish pizza results with extra-crispy sides, but you can make it free-form too. Stretch the dough into a 12-inch oval and place on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Top and bake at 450 degrees F until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp, about 20 minutes. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2017

Christine Burns Rudalevige


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray or olive oil.

  • Combine broccoli stems, basil, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and process to combine.

  • Cook sausage in a small skillet over medium-low heat, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Working on a lightly floured surface, roll and stretch pizza dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to the prepared pan, pressing the dough 1 inch up the sides. Spread the dough with the pesto and sprinkle with the sausage, broccoli florets, lemon zest, mozzarella, tomatoes, Parmesan and pepper.

  • Bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is browned in spots, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate pesto for up to 2 weeks.

Equipment: 12-inch cast-iron skillet

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; 24.8 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 672 mg sodium. 299 mg potassium; 41 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 17.5 g protein; 1107 IU vitamin a iu; 34 mg vitamin c; 36 mcg folate; 165 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 31 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;