Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Recipe
This is a refreshing recipe for pizza lovers who like to create their own pizzas. Whether with store bought our home made dough, it has a tendency to remain uncooked due to the number of ingredients layered on top. Until today, I only knew of one way to solve this problem which is to pre-bake the pizza crust without any ingredients on it first, then add the pizza sauce, cheese, etc and then put it in for a final bake.
Fortunately I stumbled upon this recipe today which makes wonderful use of a cast iron skillet to get really beautifully crusty pizza dough without any pre-baking or uncooked dough problems. I tried it myself before presenting it here so I can 100% confirm it’s truly a delicious recipe. In fact, I even made this side by side with my regular pizza making method and I will tell you that from now on I am using my cast iron skillet to cook every pizza!
Head on over to the recipe if you want to learn how to make your own no-knead no-hassle pizza dough (note it will take several hours due to letting the dough site and rise) or if you like to use store bought pizza dough like me, you can skip ahead to here:
- 1 can store bought pizza dough
- Pizza sauce (or any other sauce, even BBQ works)
- Olive oil
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Any other typical pizza ingredients: pepperoni, mushroom, onion, bell peppers, etc
- In a 10″ cast iron skillet, coat with olive oil evenly on the bottom and all sides
- Place pizza dough into the skillet and roughly spread it as evenly as possible to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
- Allow the dough to sit for another hour if you really want it to be uniformly spread or if you can’t get it to cover the bottom all the way
- Pre-heat the oven to 550F
- While the oven is pre-heating, add pizza sauce to the dough
- Add a layer of cheese
- Add your favorite pizza ingredients
- Add another layer of cheese for good measure
- Bake for 15 minutes
The result is a beautiful crunchy glorious looking pizza crust due to the awe-inspiring heat transferring power of the cast iron skillet. No more pre-baking and no more problems with uncooked crust, this is truly a keeper of a pizza recipe.