Photography: Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Lindsey Lower
Active Time
18 Mins
Total Time
28 Mins
Serves 2 (serving size: 2 slices)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high. Place Hatch chile on a piece of heavy-duty foil. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened, turning occasionally. Wrap chile in foil; let stand 10 minutes. Peel chile; discard skin, seeds, and stem. Slice into thin strips.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 550°F with a large cast-iron pan inside; continue to heat pan an additional 10 minutes after oven has reached 550°F.

Step 3

Press dough with fingers into a 9-inch circle on a floured surface. Carefully remove pan from oven. Place dough circle in pan. Spread sauce on dough, leaving a 3/4-inch rim around outside. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Top with sliced chile and Sweety Drop peppers. Place pan in oven; bake at 550°F for 7 minutes or until top is browned. Drizzle with crema. Cut into quarters.

Chef's Notes

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