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Simple Caprese Skillet Pizza

I made a pizza the other night with the leftover dough from my Brussels Sprouts Pizza and it was simple ingredients meets delicious. Possibly not the healthiest pizza in the world, considering it was covered in a lot of mozz, but still delicious nonetheless. My boyfriend and I ate it entirely within 10 minutes… it was so good and he can’t stop talking about it. My leftover dough was frozen, so I took it out of the freezer in the morning and popped it in a floured bowl to defrost and rise for about 8 hours, basically until that evening when I was ready to cook.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough – like I mentioned, I used leftover dough from a previous recipe (link above)
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese (try to get rid of some of the moisture by squeezing in paper towel)
  • 1 medium-small tomato sliced thinly
  • handful of fresh basil chopped roughly or finely (however you prefer)
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 450˚ F.

Roll out the pizza dough with plenty of flour, into a disc big enough to cover the bottom of your greased skillet and fold in edges to make a raised crust. Brush the edges of the crust with olive oil. Sprinkle a bit of cheese over the center of crust, just enough to lightly cover it, and pop it in your oven for about 5-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Remove from your oven (careful, skillet will be HOT!) and place your tomato slices around the bottom of the crust in a circular pattern and sprinkle with some sea salt. I used only about 6-8 slices because i didn’t want the tomato to be too high ratio-wise. Sprinkle some more cheese over the tomatoes, and then sprinkle your chopped basil. Then cover the rest of the pizza with the cheese and sprinkle the top with freshly ground black pepper. Stick that thang back in your hot oven, and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melty.

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Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Remove from your skillet to a cutting board to slice and serve. If you want a bit of spicy, I must say that some Sriracha took care of that job if necessary 😉

ENJOY! For serious. You will enjoy this.

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