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Cast Iron Pizza

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5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves 2
Once you try this cast iron pizza recipe, you'll never make pizza any other way! Use the toppings suggested here, or customize this recipe with your favorite pizza toppings.


  • 1 3 to 4 ounce plant-based Italian sausage link*,

  • 14 ounces

    from 1 recipe Homemade Pizza Dough**

    , see note
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
  • Scoops of Cashew Cream

    , or 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • ½ 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained, and quartered
  • cup

    roasted red peppers and/or roasted tomatoes

  • Dollops of pesto
  • Basil leaves
  • Red pepper flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Cut the plant-based sausage into small pieces. In a small cast-iron skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage pieces until browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Press the pizza dough into a dry 10-inch cast iron skillet, pressing a thicker rim of dough around the edge to shape the pizza crust. Prick the stretched dough all over with a fork. Heat the skillet on the stove for 2 minutes over medium heat. This helps the bottom of the crust become crispy.
  • Remove from the heat and assemble the pizza. Brush the crust with olive oil. Spread a thin layer of cashew cream onto the dough as a base for the toppings, or sprinkle on the grated mozzarella cheese. Top with the red onion, artichokes, red peppers and/or tomatoes, and the sausage pieces. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is lightly golden brown and cooked through.
  • Top with dollops of pesto, a drizzle of olive oil, fresh basil, and red pepper flakes.


*We used Lightlife Plant-Based Italian Sausage
**Note: our Homemade Pizza Dough recipe makes 16 ounces of dough; however, we found that 14 ounces works best in a 10-inch cast iron skillet. I suggest making the full recipe and tearing off a small piece of dough for another (mini-pizza) use. Alternatively, you could use a 12-inch skillet with the full dough recipe.