If I was stranded on an island and could only have one food – that would be Pizza. I just adore pizza – nothing like a gooey cheese and pepperoni New York Style pizza with rolling the slice to eat! Nothing better. Then reality sets in. I can have this type of pizza once in a great while but if I want pizza more often it needs to be a healthy alternative.
We are going to be trying different types of pizza and other dishes in our cast iron skillet. Using a 10-inch cast iron skillet pizza makes 4 large slices or 8 small slices. Based upon the below portions, a pizza cut into 4 slices has approximately 400 calories a slice. Typically I do not measure my ingredients in these types of dishes but it is important to control the calories and fat by adding cheese, so it is important to measure the cheese. Banana peppers do not have any calories (per the jar) but are high in sodium so be careful on how much you add. Slicing your own pepper might be a better option. Pizza sauce is delicious but can be high in sodium. Try to use less pizza sauce and add more chopped tomatoes. Or better yet make a quick sauce controlling the ingredients and sodium. A nice compliment to this dinner is to add a Blood Orange Avocado Salad with Macadamia Nut Oil. It is packed with a lot of good vitamins and nutrients!
10-inch Cast Iron Skillet
1 small or medium sweet onion, cut in half and sliced
1 tbsp Olive Oil
½ cup Your Favorite Pizza Sauce
Bbout 2/3 cup Your Favorite cheeses, shredded
1/4 cup chopped tomato
Red and Orange Peppers, chopped
Banana Pepper Slices, chopped
4 ounces Rotisserie BBQ Chicken
Whole Wheat Pizza dough – 14 ounces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Caramelize the onions in the olive oil. Season the cast iron skillet. Roll out pizza dough into desired size and place in the cast iron skillet. Let it rest for a few minutes. Add your favorite pizza sauce. Top with caramelized onions, chopped tomato, chopped peppers, and banana peppers. Add a blend of cheeses and top with BBQ cooked chicken. Don’t forget to add the basil either fresh or dried. It does add a lot of flavor! Bake for about 20 to 25-minutes.