Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

This cast iron skillet pizza recipe is amazing! Mozzarella cheese, homemade dough, fresh basil, marinara sauce and all of your favorite toppings make this the best dinner ever! It’s almost like a delicious homemade deep dish pizza!

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza
Nothing beats fresh picked herbs for a delicious pizza topping!

Homemade Pan Pizza Ingredients

We are making pizza at home now more than ever! If you’re looking for quick and easy pizza recipes, this cast iron skillet pizza is perfect.

Pizza night is a weekly routine in our house! Whether we order out, or make our own homemade pizza, this dish is a staple!

If you’re looking for a fancy but easy pizza night recipe, you have to try this cast iron skillet pizza!

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza  ingredients- mushrooms, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, basil, onions, oil, salt, flour, garlic powder, water
Pre-measure your pizza ingredients to keep it organized, and to make sure you have enough of everything you will need.

Ingredients Needed For This Delicious Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Recipe: 

You can easily make homemade pizza with a few ingredients from the pantry. 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cornmeal for skillet


Pizza Toppings:

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced
  • Choice of toppings
  • Pepperoni
  • Italian Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Green Pepper
  • Onion
  • Mushroom
Cast Iron Skillet Pizza- two little girls eating a pizza on a pizza board in a kitchen
Kids love pizza night! From making their own pizzas to eating them, it’s a guaranteed night of family fun!

How to Make the Best Homemade Pizza Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

Iron Skillet Pizza- a black skillet, dough flour, water, herbs, and toppings
Start by combining the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Crust Instructions:

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.

Iron Skillet Pizza- black skillet, flour, whisk, towel, oil, water
Keep oil on hand to work with the dough, if it’s too sticky.

Step 2

Add water and olive oil together in a measuring cup.

Iron Skillet Pizza- flour, and oil in a bowl with a wood spoon with a red and white towel, whisk, cup of water, and skillet next to it
Add the liquid mixture a little at a time, until the dough is to your preferred consistency.

Step 3

Slowly add the water mixture to the flour mixture, mixing the two together as you add the
water mixture.

Iron Skillet Pizza- skillet next to a bowl with a wood spoon and flour and oil being mixed next to a cup of water and red and white towel
If the dough is too sticky, add a touch of oil.

Step 5

Mix the dough with a wooden spoon or your hands until the dough becomes soft but not
sticky and well combined. If the dough is dry add water a tablespoon at a time until the
dough is soft.

Iron Skillet Pizza- dough formed in a bowl with a wood spoon and empty cup and skillet next to it
Form your pizza dough into a ball in the bowl.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Preheat cast iron skillet in the oven for 3-5 minutes.

Iron Skillet Pizza- dough spread out in a skillet, with toppings of basil pepperoni and mushroom in the background
Pro tip: cover your fingers in a light layer of oil before working the dough into the pan, so that it won’t stick to you.

Step 7

While the pan heats, roll out the dough into a round shape, like a dough ball, big enough to cover the
bottom of your pan, plus about an inch up the sides. Allow the dough to relax and re-
stretch if needed. Homemade pizza crust is really the best and you can decide whether you want your homemade pizza dough recipe to have a thick crust or crispy crust based on how thin you roll it out.

Iron SKillet Pizza- skillet sprayed with oil with dough ball in the background
Sprinkle a light dusting of cornmeal onto the bottom of the pan.

Putting Your Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza Together

Step 8

After the pan is preheated remove from the oven and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle the
bottom of the pan with cornmeal and place dough in the bottom of the pan, working the
edges up the sides. Be careful, the pan will be HOT!

Iron Skillet Pizza- dough in a skillet with olive oil brushed on it with basil, mushrooms, and pepperoni in the background
A basting brush makes it so much easier to spread oil on your dough, but in a pinch, you can also use the bottom of a ladle!

Step 9

Place the pan back in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes, remove when dough starts to
rise.

Iron Skillet Pizza- marinara sauce spread on the dough in the skillet with a bowl of marinara with a spoon in it, with basil and mushrooms in the background
Less is more when it comes to sauce! Start with a small amount and then gradually add more, if needed.

Step 10

Brush the outer edges with a thin layer olive oil and spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough,
bringing it right to the edge of the pizza. I like doctoring up the pizza sauce with some red pepper flakes, garlic powder, kosher salt, and dried Italian herbs.

Iron Skillet Pizza- toppings placed on the pizza, ham, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, onion, and basil
When you put your toppings on, save the cheese for the last so that it covers everything!

Step 11

Top with mozzarella and your choice of pizza toppings. My favorite are green and red peppers, caramelized onions, sausage, mushrooms, the more veggies the better! I also like to use a parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese mixture. Everything goes on top of the dough!

Iron Skillet Pizza- toppings placed on the pizza, ham, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, onion, and basil topped with mozzarella cheese
Use any cheese that you prefer!

Step 12

Bake for 10-12 mins, or until the mozzarella is golden brown and bubbling and the crust
is cooked through.

Iron Skillet Pizza- a slice of iron skillet pizza recipe with basil, cheese, crush, pepperoni, peppers, black olives
If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate (or freeze) them.

Step  13

Slice and serve immediately. Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza- little girl eating pizza
This cast iron skillet pizza recipe can be adapted to be gluten free!

How to Make Homemade Gluten Free Pizza

If you have a gluten allergy of sensitivity, you can make homemade gluten free pizza by changing a few ingredients of this recipe. 

Replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten free all-purpose flour that has xantham gum in it (like King Arthur gluten free all-purpose flour).

Also, double check that your baking powder and your corn meal are gluten free, and make sure that you use gluten free toppings (for example, some pepperoni is not gluten free). 

Yield: 2-4

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

This quick and easy cast iron skillet pizza will be the star of your next pizza night!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes 12 seconds
Total Time 25 minutes 12 seconds

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cornmeal for skillet
  • Pizza Toppings:
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced
  • Choice of Toppings:
  • Pepperoni
  • Italian Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Green Pepper
  • Onion
  • Mushroom

Instructions

Crust:

  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  2. Add water and olive oil together in a measuring cup.
  3. Slowly add the water mixture to the flour mixture, mixing the two together as you add the water mixture.
  4. Mix the dough with a wooden spoon or your hands until the dough becomes soft but not sticky and well combined. If the dough is dry add water a tablespoon at a time until the dough is soft. 


Pizza:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Preheat cast iron skillet in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
  3. While the pan heats, roll out the dough into a round shape, big enough to cover the bottom of your pan, plus about an inch up the sides. Allow the dough to relax and re-stretch if needed.
  4. After the pan is preheated remove from the oven and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with cornmeal and place dough in the bottom of the pan, working the edges up the sides. Be careful, the pan will be HOT!
  5. Place the pan back in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes, remove when dough starts to rise.
  6. Brush the outer edges with olive oil and spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, bringing it right to the edge of the pizza.
  7. Top with mozzarella and your choice of pizza toppings.
  8. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until the mozzarella is golden brown and bubbling and the crust is cooked through.
  9. Slice and serve immediately. 10. Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator.

Iron Skillet Pizza - family eating pizza

Family Pizza Night Recipes 

Did you love this cast iron pizza recipe? It’s a favorite in my house. We can’t get enough of pizza night in our house! That means we need to switch it up and find fun new ways to enjoy our favorite dish! 

What is your favorite pizza topping? Comment below! 

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