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Skillet Pizzas
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 2
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Skillet Pizzas

You guys. Pizza in a flash. Not kidding. Come hither.

Ingredients

1
(13.8 oz) tube Pillsbury™ refrigerated artisan pizza crust with whole grain
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1
cup shredded mozzarella
1
cup part skim ricotta cheese
1
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1
(3 oz) package smoked salmon
1
tablespoon thinly sliced chives

Directions

  • 1 Set your oven to broil.
  • 2 Preheat a dry cast iron skillet (10-inch) on medium-high heat on a stove burner. Let it sit for 10 minutes while you prepare the pizzas.
  • 3 On a floured work surface, roll out the artisan pizza dough. Cut in half using a pastry cutter. Take a paring knife and slice off the corners, creating two circle pizza crusts.
  • 4 Lightly brush the dough with a little bit of olive oil.
  • 5 In a medium bowl, mix together the mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • 6 Spread half the cheese mixture over the pizza dough. Spread the remaining cheese over the second pizza dough.
  • 7 Transfer pizza to a floured pizza peel and carefully place it into the hot cast iron skillet.
  • 8 Immediately transfer the skillet to the oven. Broil for 45 seconds, then turn the skillet 180°F and broil for 1 1/2 minutes, or until the crust is slightly charred.
  • 9 Remove pizza from the oven, and using a spatula, transfer the pizza to your desired serving plate or board.
  • 10 Top with smoked salmon slices and chopped chives. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and serve immediately!
  • 11 Repeat process with second pizza, if you have only one cast iron skillet.
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Skillet Pizzas

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

Maaaaan have I got some insane news for you.


I can't stop thinking about it. Dreaming about it. Singing about it. Screaming about it.

Skillet pizzas. Not pizzas made OUT of ze skillets, seelee. But pizzas cooked IN ze skillets.

As in, takes half a Tom and Jerry episode from start to finish.
As in, the actual cook time is something like 2 minutes.
As in, you won't believe your eyes the first time you make it.
As in, you might fall down to the floor.
As in, you might shed tears.
As in, you will shed tears.
As in, you might call your neighbors to spread the good news through sobs of joy.

As in, you want me to just take you through it already for the love. Got it.

 

Ingredients for Skillet Pizzas

Grab some Pillsbury pizza dough, some shredded mozzarella, ricotta cheese, smoked salmon, and thinly sliced chives. Oh Lordy.

 

Okay first of all, set your broiler to high. And also place a dry cast iron skillet on a burner set to medium-high. Let it chill, I mean heat up for a good 10 minutes.

 

Mixing cheeses together

Alright, now get your cheeses mixed together. Add a leetle pinch of salt and pepper. Taste it to make sure the cows did it right.

 

Rolled out Pillsbury Artisan pizza dough

Roll out the Pillsbury Artisan pizza dough, and divide it in half.

 

Cut off corners

Now, you can do this part, or not. Totally up to you. Take a paring knife and just cut off the corners, making it a round 'za! My husband left his a big square, which was cool too. If you're into that sort of thing.

 

Brushing the dough with olive oil

Now, lightly brush the dough with a tad bit of olive oil. Is it tad bit, or just tad? Hmmmm.

 

Cheese spread over dough

Spread that cheese over the dough, like all yummy like. Like.

 

Skillet next to pizza

Okay, I had no help when I did the actual transfer, so I'm just showing you my skillet and the pizza next to it. Isn't that so exciting? But you'll just caaaarefully place the pizza dough into the skillet, and IMMEDIATELY throw it into the oven.

After 45 seconds in there, turn the skillet 180 degrees and keep broiling for another minute to a minute and a half, or until the crust starts to sliiiightly char. Yum, dudes.

 

Pizza partially done

Yeah. Look at that.

 

Skillet Pizza, out of the oven

And then just arrange some torn smoked salmon and chives on top. The heat of the pizza will warm the salmon. I was scared to broil it because I didn't want to burn down my life.

 

Skillet Pizza, sliced and ready to eat, overhead view

Slice and serrrrve, yo.

 

Wasn't that so fast and amazing and incredible and all things hyperbole? I KNOW.



Bev is going to make these everyday in 2013. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
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