Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

Looking for a super easy and always delicious pizza recipe? This Cast Iron Skillet Pizza is about to become your new favorite!

Makes:  4 servings Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 18 mins


– Pizza dough (recipe included or store-bought) – Olive oil – Shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese) – Pizza sauce – Pepperoni – Dried basil – Red pepper flakes

Dough Ingredients:

– Active dry yeast – Lukewarm water (105-115 degrees) – Salt – Granulated sugar – Extra-virgin olive oil – All-purpose flour – Garlic powder

Why Cast Iron?

Not only is this pizza so easy to make, but it's also so delicious! I much prefer thin crust pizza over anything else, but when made in a cast iron skillet, the pizza results in the most chewy and tasty crust.

Mix yeast & water in a large bowl and let rest for 2 mins.

Make Dough

Stir salt, sugar, & extra-virgin olive oil into the mixture.

Make Dough

With wooden spoon, mix flour & garlic powder in.  Form dough into a ball, knead a few times, & place on bottom of bowl.

Make Dough

Cover bowl with kitchen towel & let rest in a warm spot for about 2 hours. Dough should rise during this time.

Make Dough

Preheat oven to 500 & put olive oil in 12" cast iron skillet. Spread oil around the entire pan and up the edges.

Make Pizza

About 20 mins before baking, put dough in skillet & flip to coat in olive oil. Press dough to the edges of skillet. Let rest for 10 mins & press to edges again. Let rest for 5 mins & repeat if dough shrinks again.

Make Pizza

Sprinkle dough with ¾ cup of shredded cheese, making sure to get close to the edges with it.

Make Pizza

Spoon sauce over top & using spatula or knife spread. If you like a saucier pizza, use more sauce.

Make Pizza

If using pepperoni, arrange it over the sauce, overlapping slices to fit more on.

Make Pizza

Sprinkle on remaining cheese & top with dried basil & red pepper flakes.

Make Pizza

Bake for 16-22 mins, until cheese is bubbly & crust is golden. Check after 16 mins, using a spatula to gently lift pizza to see bottom of crust.

Bake Pizza

Remove pizza from oven & using a spatula lift out of skillet & on to a heatproof cutting surface. Slice & serve!

Slice Pizza

Your family pizza night just got even better with this Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe! I hope it becomes your new go-to!