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Iron Skillet Pizza

Baking a pizza in a skillet gives the crust a wonderful texture. Let everyone pick their own toppings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rest1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cast iron skillet pizza, cast iron skillet pizza recipe
Servings: 4 pizzas



  • ¼ cup warm water and 1 pack yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 4 ½ cups unbleached flour Bread flour is best. and extra for surface


  • Preheat oven to 450
  • Place ¼ warm water, yeast, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Let set for 3-5 min until yeast is active (it will look foamy)
  • Mix in salt, oil, and 2 cups water.
  • Add in flour 1 cup at a time, and stir with a wooden spoon until incorporated.
  • Cover (I use press and seal to cover. Then set in a warm place in your kitchen until dough doubles in size.)
  • When the dough is ready, turn onto a floured surface and knead the dough for about 5 min. sprinkling more flour as you knead (if needed make the dough not sticky.
  • Once you knead your dough, separate into for even balls (like pictured above)
  • With a pastry brush, brush about 2 teaspoon olive oil in the skillet.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out one section of the dough so it will fit in your skillet, press it into your oiled skillet ( you want it to come up on the sides of the skillet a couple of inches)
  • Add desired toppings and bake for about 25 min or until dough around the edges looks slightly brown.


  • This makes 4 pizzas. You could cut the dough recipe in half if needed
  • For traditional pizza I use ⅓ cup sauce, 1 cup shredded mozzarella, and nitrate-free pepperoni.
Other pictured pizzas are
Caprese: tablespoon olive oil, 1 fresh garlic clove, ¼ teaspoon pink salt. Add a few slices fresh tomato (sprinkled with salt and pepper) top with fresh mozzarella (I slice it in half and lightly season with salt)season with Italian seasoning and bake. Add fresh basil leaves when it comes out of the oven.
Gorgonzola and grape: I know it sounds weird but it's delish! ½ cup gorgonzola cheese. Cut about 6-8 grapes in half place them over cheese. Top with 1 ½ teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary. Bake until finished and add fresh arugula!