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A piping-hot cast-iron skillet turns pizza dough into a puffy, crisp-bottomed crust (similar to focaccia). If you have children, let them help make this easy pizza recipe: While you cook the sausage, have the kids tear up the kale--no knife required!

Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a 12-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven; preheat to 500 degrees F.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Toss kale in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon oil. Stretch dough into a 12-inch circle.

  • Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle cornmeal into it. Carefully place the dough in the pan. Spread tomatoes over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with half the cheese, half the sausage and half the kale. Repeat with the remaining cheese, sausage and kale. Brush the edge of the dough with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil.

  • Bake until the bottom of the pizza is crisp and the cheese is starting to brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
429 calories; protein 22.1g; carbohydrates 48.6g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 3.5g; fat 18.8g; saturated fat 5.1g; cholesterol 30.9mg; vitamin a iu 1130.2IU; vitamin c 13.6mg; folate 20.8mcg; calcium 224mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 17.3mg; potassium 176.9mg; sodium 787.3mg.

3 starch, 1 high-fat protein, 1 medium-fat protein, 1/2 fat