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.

EatingWell Magazine, April 2021


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 slice
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.