Whirring up roasted red peppers with olive oil and garlic makes a tangy sauce that's a nice alternative to classic pizza sauce. Don't have a large cast-iron skillet? Don't fret. We tested this recipe on a pizza stone and baking sheet as well. As long as you preheat whichever one you use, the crust will come out crispy every time.

Devon O'Brien
EatingWell Magazine, April 2021


Credit: Jason Donnelly

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15 mins
30 mins

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  • Position rack in lower third of oven and place a large cast-iron skillet on it; preheat to 450°F.

  • Combine red peppers, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender. Puree until smooth.

  • Roll and/or stretch pizza dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Carefully place the pan on a heatproof surface (remember, the handle will be hot), and transfer the dough to it. Spread the sauce over the dough and top with chicken, spinach, mozzarella and goat cheese.

  • Bake the pizza on the lower rack until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted, 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 35mg; sodium 614mg; carbohydrates 40g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 19g; sugars 2g; niacin equivalents 6mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 984IU.