Skillet pizza topped with kale pesto, sausage & mushrooms

Mini Skillet Pizzas with Kale Pesto & Italian Sausage

  • Author: Kathryn | Urban Foodie Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 pizzas 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


These individual pizzas are great for a quick weeknight meal, and have the added benefit of healthy kale pesto!



  • Half of one pizza dough recipe (or pre-made high-quality pizza dough)
  • 3 teaspoons garlic olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/3 pound ground Italian sausage (you can use either pork or turkey)
  • 6 tablespoons kale pesto
  • 1/3 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Cook sausage in a medium skillet over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes until browned and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  3. Rub each of two small cast iron skillets with 1/2 tsp garlic olive oil, being sure to coat bottom and sides. Divide the pizza dough between the two skillets. Press the dough to cover the bottom of the skillets.
  4. In a small bowl, mix 2 tsp of garlic olive oil with the pesto.
  5. Sprinkle two tablespoons of cheese on each pizza. Divide the pesto mixture evenly between the two pizzas, spreading over the cheese.
  6. Top with mushrooms, sausage and the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust turns lightly golden brown. Remove pizzas from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Keywords: skillet pizza, deep dish pizza