Roasted Red Pepper, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Skillet Pizza

To make your mornings interesting, try a very healthy breakfast to get a great amount of energy to start the week! Try this Roasted Red Pepper, Prosciutto and Goat cheese skillet pizza from neighbor food blog. It only takes a few minutes to make these so try it out: 

For the crust:
1? cups warm water
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1½ cups all purpose flour
1½ cups white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt

Your favorite tomato sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Crumbled goat cheese
A few slices prosciutto
Jarred Roasted Red Pepper, sliced
Fresh basil and/or rosemary, torn

  1. In a large bowl, mix together warm water, yeast, honey, and olive oil. Let stand until yeast is foamy, around 10 minutes. Add 1½ cups all purpose flour and 1 cup white whole wheat flour. Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until dough starts to come together.
  2. Dump dough onto a well floured surface. Add the last ½ cup of flour, a little bit at a time, while you knead the dough. Continue to add the flour until the dough is cohesive and smooth, not sticky. You may need the full ½ cup or you may need less. It all just depends.
  3. Oil the bowl where you mixed the dough (yes, you can oil it right over all the dough scraps that are still in there!), and place the dough ball back in the bowl. Cover it with a towel and set in a warm place to rise until doubled, about 1½ hours.
  4. For the pizza:
  5. Once the dough has doubled, punch it down then turn it out onto a well floured surface. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. (or two or three, depending on the size skillet you’re using. You can also freeze half the dough for later use).
  6. Place a cast iron skillet (or several, if you have them) on the stove top and turn the burner to high heat. If it gets too smoky, turn it down a bit, but you want it to be really hot.
  7. Place an oven rack as close to the broiler as possible so that the cast iron pan will still slide underneath. Preheat the broiler to high.
  8. Cover a pizza peel or baking sheet (without rims!!) with a mixture of flour and cornmeal. Place dough ball on top of the flour/cornmeal mixture. Roll out each dough ball to be slightly smaller than the size of your skillet and top with toppings of choice. For mine, I put a good layer of pizza sauce, a layer of mozzarella cheese, sliced roasted red pepper, a slice or two of prosciutto, and crumbles of goat cheese.
  9. Now for the tricky part. Slide a floured spatula under the dough. Place your peel or baking sheet beside the skillet and slide the pizza into the skillet. This is much easier if you have a buddy who can hold the baking sheet while you slide the pizza. I highly recommend buddies. This takes some practice, so don’t be worried if the pizza gets a little misshapen or toppings fall off. It’ll happen. It’ll still be delicious.
  10. Leave the pizza on the stovetop for about 30 seconds then remove and place directly under the broiler. Leave it there for 1 minute then turn it 180 degrees and leave it for another 1-2 minutes. Once it’s browned and bubbly, remove from oven. Leave it in the skillet for a minute or two, then use a spatula to slip it out and serve.
Posted by Diane Araga, on June 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM