Cast Iron Pizza

Prep Time: 45 min Cook Time: 30 min
Servings: 4 Skill Level: medium

There are no rules – cast-iron pizza is great both indoors & outdoors and  can be baked out on a grill, or in your regular oven. Top home made or store bought pizza dough with a home made Italian Sausage and California Grown Black Ripe Olives for added buttery richness.

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  • 1lb Pizza Dough (store bought or homemade)
  • Jar of pizza sauce or 2 cups of home made Marinara sauce.
  • 1 can Sliced Black Ripe Olives or whole olives, sliced.
  • Fresh basil leaves or other toppings of choice.
  • Mozzarella or Ricotta Salata cheese to top

Sausage Recipe:

  • 1lbs ground pork shoulder
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • 1tsp chile flake
  • 1clove garlic, grated
  • 2Tb red wine, ice cold
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp sugar
  • 1tsp coarsely ground & toasted fennel seed

Cooking Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high with the paddle to emulsify.
  2. Top your ready to bake pizza dough with the raw sausage, olives, cheese, and any other desired toppings. Bake at  375-400F for 20-30min or on low on an outside grill for 20 mins.

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