Broccolini And Olive Skillet Pizza. Listening To Justin DiFebbo.

Broccolini And Olive Skillet Pizza

Q: Why didn’t the hills want to play hide-and-seek with the mountains?
A: Because the mountains peak.

Almost a year ago I made a skillet Deep Dish Sausage Pizza and really loved the technique. Today’s very veggie recipe for Broccolini And Olive Skillet Pizza differs in that it starts off by cooking the dough on the stovetop before transferring to the oven for the final cooking. This allows the crust to get even crisper.

Broccolini And Olive Skillet Pizza
Broccolini And Olive Skillet Pizza


1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
12 ounces store-bought pizza dough, at room temperature
1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons sliced garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
6 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
8 ounces broccolini, trimmed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup pitted black olives, halved lengthwise
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper


1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

2. Sprinkle the cornmeal in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Place the dough in the skillet then press to cover the bottom and 1 inch up the side.

3. Cook dough over medium heat about 8 minutes 
until it bubbles and the bottom begins to brown.

4. Top the dough while it cooks with the tomatoes and garlic. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon 
each of the salt and pepper. Top evenly with the mozzarella.

5. Toss the broccolini with the oil and the remaining salt and pepper then arrange over the mozzarella. Top with the olives.

6. Bake in oven until the crust 
is golden and the cheese begins to brown, about 18 
minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with the red pepper.

Serves 4

Recipe from Real Simple
Broccolini And Olive Skillet Pizza
Broccolini And Olive Skillet Pizza

How can you not smile when a song starts out with these lyrics over jaunty piano?

“If we find that in the middle of a sunny afternoon
That everything is feeling right
Gonna put on our favorite song
Gonna get it on”

‘Sons And Daughters’ is an end of summer tune from Philadelphia-based singer Justin DiFebbo. I only found it today as I work at catching up with the tons of unopened emails in my inbox. Now I am feeling the summer warmth in my cold kitchen. I’ve had ‘Sons And Daughters’ on constant repeat today because it is so freakin’ uplifting.

Check out Justin DiFebbo on his Website where you can buy the music.


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