Cooking with a cast iron skillet is so much fun with making different types of pizza. We have tried different versions including Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Vegetable Pizza Topped with BBQ Chicken and each was easy to make and delicious! Not only are they easy to make but they are a healthy alternative to the traditional cheese and pepperoni pizza. A slice of this Hawaiian BBQ Pizza is about 435 calories if you cut it into four slices. Not too bad for dinner even if you have two slices. Consider adding a healthy salad such as Blood Orange Avocado Salad with Macadamia Nut Oil and you might only have one slice!
I made this version a couple of times. The first time I used 1/2 cup BBQ sauce and felt that the BBQ sauce overpowered the other ingredients. My preference is 1/4 cup (which is how I calculated the calories) and felt that was a better ratio to the other ingredients. Often BBQ sauce is brushed on chicken or pork chops while being grilled or served as a dipping sauce. So keep in mind the more BBQ sauce added the more concentrated the flavor is with your pizza. The cast iron skillet is easy to clean. While it is still warm, take a damp cloth and wipe it out. Then dry it and place back into the oven to ensure it is dry. Then season with olive oil. It is easy to clean as long as your crust does not get too thin resulting in the ingredients leaking onto the pan. Then you might have a bit more clean up to do. But overall the cast iron skillet is easy to clean when making pizza!
10-inch Cast Iron Skillet
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough – 14 ounces
¼ to ½ cup BBQ Sauce
½ cup Pineapple, tidbits, drained
4 ounces Chicken, diced
¾ cup Ham, diced
Sliced red onions
⅔ cup Cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
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. Place BBQ sauce on the pizza dough, add pineapple, chicken, ham, sliced red onions, and then top with the cheese. Bake for about 20 to 25-minutes.