Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza with Red Peppers, Chicken & Spinach

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.

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza with Red Peppers, Chicken & Spinach
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ½ cup jarred roasted red peppers, rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough

  • ½ cup chopped cooked chicken

  • ½ cup chopped spinach

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

373 Calories
16g Fat
40g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 984IU 20%
Sodium 614mg 27%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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