Iron Skillet Pizza is a fun and delicious homemade pizza for you to serve up your family. A homemade pizza crust that goes into a cast iron skillet and cooked to golden cheesy perfection.
Iron Skillet Pizza
When we crave pizza for dinner I love to reach for my cast iron skillet and whip up this iron skillet pizza. It is so easy, delicious, and the whole family loves it.
Pizza Topping Ideas
- Black Olives
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Red Onions
You can do a classic cheese pizza, meat lovers style, or pile on the veggies and dive in. You are more than welcome to make whatever you want on your pizza.
Can I Use Store-Bought Dough
If you do not want to make homemade pizza dough, go right ahead. This homemade pizza crust is so easy and really gives the pizza that homemade flavor we love. But if you want roll out store bought dough, and shape it into the pan as I did this dough and go ahead and follow the directions as well!
What If I Don’t Have An Iron Skillet
If you don’t have an iron skillet that is okay, you can use an 8×8 baking pan or you can also just make this on a classic pizza pan as well. The cook time will be different as it won’t be as deep dish style but it will still taste incredible.
So don’t feel you can’t make the pizza if you don’t have an oven-proof skillet that can be baked in the oven.
How to Store Leftover Pizza
Once your pizza is cooked and done you can let your pizza cool a bit then transfer it to an airtight container in the fridge. Now if you love to eat pizza cold, go for it!
Otherwise, I have found that placing your pizza slices in a pan on the stove and then turning on the heat to a low-medium helps to heat the pizza slowly and keeping the crust crispy while it warms up.
Microwaving pizza you might find it tends to leave your pizza soggy. This stovetop method is a great option.
Double The Recipe
Go ahead and make multiple pizzas if you would like. The biggest thing is just cooking 1-2 pizzas at a time or whatever you can fit in your oven. Be cautious to cook on the lowest rack as it can tend to burn the bottom of the crust on pizza.
Ingredients For 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 Sauce
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced
- Choice of toppings
- Italian Sausage
- Green Pepper
- Crust In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
- Add water and olive oil together in a measuring cup.
- Slowly add the water mixture to the flour mixture, mixing the two together as you add the water mixture.
- 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: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Preheat cast iron skillet in the oven for 3-5 minutes
- 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.
- After the pan is preheated remove from the oven and place it 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!
- Place the pan back in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes, remove when the dough starts to rise
- 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
- Top with mozzarella and your choice of pizza toppings
- Bake for 10-12 mins, or until the mozzarella is golden brown and bubbling and the crust is cooked through
- Slice and serve immediately
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: q
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 640Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 1364mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g