February 9th is National Pizza Day, so celebrate with a spinach pizza baked in an American made Lodge cast iron skillet….because everyone needs a reason to make pizza, right?!
MMM…..this spinach pizza is so good. Baking a pizza in a cast iron skillet gives the dough a slightly crunchy crust that I love. Caesar dressing replaces traditional pizza sauce, adding extra flavor to this spinach pizza.
I use the Lodge Cast Iron Deep Skillet for the following recipe which makes a 10 inch pizza. You can use your favorite pizza dough for this recipe. I use this recipe and I split the dough in half. One half makes 2 skillet pizzas. I wrap the unused dough half tightly in plastic wrap and freeze it.
Cast Iron Cooking: Spinach Pizza Recipe
2 tbs olive oil
Caesar dressing, about 4 tbs (more or less if desired)
2 cups mozzarella cheese
Black olives, sliced
3 cups of fresh baby leaf spinach
3 tbs fresh parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly brush the olive oil onto the bottom and sides of the cast iron skillet.
- Press the dough to the bottom of the skillet. Let it rise for about 15 minutes.
- While the dough is rising, saute the spinach in a medium pan with a splash of olive oil (I use garlic flavored olive oil).
- With a fork, poke the risen dough, getting rid of any bubbles.
- Spread Caesar dressing on the dough.
- Top dough with mozzarella cheese, spinach, and olives. Sprinkle on the fresh parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
The spinach pizza slides easily out of the Lodge cast iron skillet, right onto the cutting board for easy slicing! Enjoy!
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