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Cast Iron Breakfast Pizza

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Cast Iron Breakfast Pizza


These 3 fully loaded Southern pizzas put all your favorite foods in one place

Craving a pizza with a perfectly golden, crunchy crust and just the right amount of ooey, gooey cheese? The answer is simple: Grab a cast iron skillet! Add in some throughly Southern ingredients and a shortcut or two and you'll be on your way to a day-long feast of delicious (and maybe slightly crazy) pizzas. Pull on your strechy pants.

Cast Iron Breakfast Pizza
Start your day off right with this savory breakfast pizza, packed with everything you'd crave in the morning: sausage, country ham, bacon, hashbrowns, and of course, pimento cheese — because why not? This recipe is super adaptable and can be changed to suit your preferences. For a vegetarian version, replace the meat with sliced cherry tomatoes, spinach, and minced red onions, or make it spicy with chorizo and sliced bell peppers. 
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Cast Iron Barbecue Pork Pizza
A good strategy for always successful pizzas, especially when it is loaded down with toppings, is to pay very close attention to your crust. Get your skillet ripping hot and prep all of your ingredients ahead of time so you can build your pizza lickety split. (Prepping ahead will also reduce pizza-related mishaps. Don't we all have those?) In this case, we're talking easy Instant Pot pulled pork and all the fixins,' plus plenty of melty cheese to hold it all together.
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Cast Iron Fried Chicken Pizza
Let’s be honest. Fried chicken is kinda like bacon — it makes anything better. (In fact, we even had a whole week devoted to the stuff.) This recipe is certainly no exception. Feel free to take some shortcuts to fried chicken pizza heaven by buying pre-prepared chicken and dough — but if time allows, try to make the sausage gravy from scratch. Trust us, it's worth it. 
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Dena Rayess is a recipe editor and cookbook author based in San Francisco. She enjoys exploring new foodways in and around the Bay Area and beyond, and has been known to whip up a mean house cocktail at dinner parties.

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