Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

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this recipe will serve 2 people


  • 12 oz store bought pizza dough 
  • olive oil for pan and for drizzling 
  • 8 oz plant-based sausage, crumbled  (I use field roast)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup marinara or pesto 
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella (I use miyoko’s)
  • optional: preroasted veggies such as cauliflower, sweet potato or red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • torn basil leaves 
  • salt and crushed red pepper 


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees 
  2. Place dough on a work surface and drizzle each side with olive oil 
  3. Stretch out to a 10” round that is large enough to fit inside your skillet and cover with plastic wrap 
  4. Heat cast iron skillet over medium heat, add a bit of olive oil to coat the bottom and once warmed up add the crumbled sausage
  5. Stir and cook until browned, stir in the spinach and a tiny pinch of salt and continue to cook until the spinach wilts 
  6. Remove pan from heat and transfer skillet mixture to a small bowl 
  7. Carefully transfer the dough into the skillet, use a spoon to help spread it towards the edges, it doesn’t have to be perfect! 
  8. Spread marinara or pesto on top, add the cheese, cooked sausage and spinach, then any additional prepared toppings. finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, oregano and red pepper flakes 
  9. Use a spatula to check the bottom of the dough – it should be golden brown and crisp – if not, return to burn and heat over medium for about 5 minutes or until golden brown 
  10. Carefully transfer hot skillet to oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until browned 
  11. Carefully remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before transfer to cutting board to slice