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Spring Vegetable White Skillet Pizza

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 2 large skillet pizzas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • half a head of garlic finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup Italian blend shredded cheese mixture of pecorino romano, parmesan, mozzarella,etc
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • Optional Toppings: sautéed asparagus brussels sprouts, spring peas, fully-cooked crumbled bacon, fully-cooked loose Italian sausage

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and spray a 10-inch cast iron skillet with a nonstick spray. For this recipe, you will have enough dough to create 2 pizzas. If you have two cast iron skillets, you may do this at the same time. If you don't, then cook each pizza separately in the same cast iron skillet.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Whisk in the flour and cook for an additional minute or until golden. Whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and season with salt, black pepper and oregano. Cook for about 5-10 minutes or until thickened substantially, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the Italian blend cheese. Set aside.
  • Divide the dough in two equal pieces. Place 1 of the pieces into your prepared cast iron pan and spread it with your finger tips until it reaches the edges. This will take a little work, but it will eventually fit. Spoon a couple tablespoons of the white garlic pizza sauce onto the dough (more to your liking) and spread it around. Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella cheese and then top with your desired toppings. Spring with additional mozzarella cheese if desired.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the top is bubbly. Carefully remove the pan from the oven, and set it aside. At this point, the pizza should slide out easily. Transfer to a cutting board, cut into equal slices, and enjoy immediately.

Notes

You can now easily find pizza dough at your local grocery store, but if you have a hard time finding it, your local pizza parlor is usually willing to sell it.