Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Recipe :The Best Pan Pizza Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Recipe is the perfect solution for busy weeks. Making pan pizza is not complicated and it’s hearty too.

In this handmade pan pizza recipe, we are not going for double proofing and so we can save a lot of time; and we can make it in 65 minutes.

In this easy pan pizza recipe, we will see how to make a pizza in a pan in three simple steps!

If you are a fan of thick pizza, you will also love this easy to make, no knead sheet pan pizza or Sicilian style pan pizza made in a regular baking tray.

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Pan Pizza Ingredients

For the pan pizza dough

  • Flour 226 g or 1 and 3/4 cups(loosely packed)
  • Lukewarm Water :140 ml or 1/2 cup +1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar :1 tsp or 4g
  • Salt :1/2 tsp or 2.8 g
  • Yeast :1/2 tsp or 1.6 g
  • Olive oil:1/2 tbsp or 7.5 ml

For the pan pizza toppings

  • Pizza sauce :2-3 tbsp(or according to your preference)
  • Shredded Mozarella cheese:100-115g or around 1 cup(or according to your preference)
  • Pepperoni(optional)

How to make Pizza in a cast iron skillet

Making Pan Pizza is so easy!

In this simple pan pizza recipe we are going to make pizza in a pan in three steps.

1.Prepare the pizza dough

This pan pizza dough recipe is super simple.

How To Make Pan Pizza Dough

In to a bowl, pour in the lukewarm water.Water which is not cold nor hot but slightly warm.

Then add in the yeast, sugar,salt and olive oil.

Stir and mix them together.

Add in the flour and combine them all together to form a shaggy mass of dough.

Pan pizza dough

Transfer the dough on to a clean work surface and we need to knead the dough.

Knead the pan pizza dough for 6-8 minutes or until the dough become soft and supple.

cast iron skillet pizza ingredients

This pizza dough can make two medium sized pizza thin crust(8 inch and 10 inch) or one big pizza thick crust (12 inch)

So I divided the dough into two parts.

Place the pan pizza dough on to the lightly oiled pan.

Press and flatten the dough to fit the pan.

If you find the dough rebounding back, just apply some oil on top and leave it there for 3 minutes so that the dough can relax.This will help you to flatten the dough easily.

2.Proof the shaped pan pizza dough

Now cover the pan with a cling film and let the dough sit and rise for 40 minutes in a warm environment.

After 40 minutes ,the dough will be slightly puffy.

With the help of a fork prick on the top of dough so that steam can pass through while baking.

Then top the pizza with some pizza sauce.

We can use homemade pizza sauce which is so easy to make or store bought pizza sauce to make pan pizza.

Then top it with some mozzarella cheese and pepperoni or with your favorite ingredients.

Now they are ready to go for baking.

If you can’t place both the pans in oven at the same time, we can keep the second one on the counter while the first one is baked .There will be no issues of over proofing.

3.Bake the pan pizza

The third and final step is to bake the skillet pizza.

How long it will take to cook pan pizza

It will take around 12-14 minutes to cook pan pizza;3-5 minutes on stove top and 7-9 minutes in the preheated oven.

How to cook a cast iron pan pizza

For making this pan style pizza, I have used cast iron skillet; and so it will take some time to get heated up in the oven.

So before taking it into the preheated oven, place it on the stove top.

Heat the pan on a low heat for the first 3-4 minutes or slightly more according to the thickness of our pizza dough.

Then increase the temperature to medium to high heat for the next 1 minute that the bottom of our pan become hot and the bottom of our pizza starts to turn golden brown in colour.

At this point if you observe closely you can see some bubbling on the sides of the pan.

Baking temperature and duration for making cast iron skillet pizza

So now take the pan into the 480F or 250 C preheated oven and place it on the upper rack of the oven.

Bake for 7-8 minutes.

After baking you will get nice ,tasty… cheesy pan made pizza.

Transfer it onto a cooling rack immediately after baking .So that the bottom will not trap steam and get soggy.

And thus it will have wonderful crunch on the bottom.

If you want to make pizza on a regular pizza pan, you will love this homemade pizza recipe.

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Why Cast Iron Is best for making homemade pan pizza

Cast Iron is the best type of pan to use when making pan pizza.

The cast iron has a high heat retention and distributes heat evenly when in contact with the bottom of the pizza. This will help in browning the crust and keep it crispy even after a long time.

These pans are also known to be durable and last for a long time even after being used regularly

Can I double this cast iron pan pizza recipe

Yes You can double the recipe to make a big batch of pan pizza at home.

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You may also like this Cheesy garlic bread Recipe made from scratch!

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Watch the video to see how to make pizza in a cast iron skillet

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Printable Recipe

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Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Recipe

Cast iron skillet pizza recipe will show you how to make the best homemade pan pizza/skillet pizza in three simple steps.In this pan pizza recipe, we don't need to wait for double proofing and so we can make this cast iron skilet pizza in almost 1 hour.
Prep Time 13 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Proofing Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 medium size pizza

Equipment

  • Cast iron pan :10 inch:https://amzn.to/3t24oBE
  • Cast iron skillet :8 inch :https://amzn.to/3BvkdE1

Ingredients
  

Pan pizza dough

  • 226 g Flour 1 and 3/4 cups(loosely packed)
  • 140 ml Lukewarm Water 1/2 cup +1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Sugar 4g
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 2.8 g
  • 1/2 tsp Yeast 1.6 g
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive oil 7.5 ml

For pan pizza topping

  • 2-3 tbsp Pizza sauce (or according to your preference)
  • 100-115 g Shredded Mozarella cheese around 1 cup(or according to your preference)
  • Pepperoni (optional)

Instructions
 

Prepare the pan pizza dough

  • In to a bowl, pour in the lukewarm water.Water which is not cold nor hot but slightly warm.
    Then add in the yeast, sugar,salt and olive oil.
    Stir and mix them together.
    Add in the flour and combine them all together to form a shaggy mass of dough.
  • Transfer the dough on to a clean work surface and we need to knead the dough.
    Knead the pan pizza dough for 6-8 minutes or until the dough become soft and supple.
  • This pizza dough can make two medium sized pizza thin crust(8 inch and 10 inch) or one big pizza thick crust (12 inch)
    So I divided the dough into two parts.
    Place the pan pizza dough on to the lightly oiled pan.
    Press and flatten the dough to fit the pan.
    If you find the dough rebounding back, just apply some oil on top and leave it there for 3 minutes so that the dough can relax.This will help you to flatten the dough easily.

Proof the pan pizza dough

  • Now cover the pan with a cling film and let the dough sit and rise for 40 minutes in a warm environment.
    After 40 minutes ,the dough will be slightly puffy.
    With the help of a fork prick on the top of dough so that steam can pass through while baking.
    Then top the pizza with some pizza sauce.
    We can use homemade pizza sauce which is so easy to make or store bought pizza sauce to make pan pizza.
    Then top it with some mozzarella cheese and pepperoni or with your favorite ingredients.
    Now they are ready to go for baking.

Bake the Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

  • For making this pan style pizza, I have used cast iron skillet; and so it will take some time to get heated up in the oven.
    So before taking it into the preheated oven, place it on the stove top.
    Heat the pan on a low heat for the first 3-4 minutes or slightly more according to the thickness of our pizza dough.
    Then increase the temperature to medium to high heat for the next 1 minute that the bottom of our pan become hot and the bottom of our pizza starts to turn golden brown in colour.
    At this point if you observe closely you can see some bubbling on the sides of the pan.
    So now take the pan into the 480F or 250 C preheated oven and place it on the upper rack of the oven.
    Bake for 7-8 minutes.
    After baking you will get nice ,tasty… cheesy pan made pizza.
    Transfer it onto a cooling rack immediately after baking .So that the bottom will not trap steam and get soggy.
    And thus it will have wonderful crunch on the bottom.
  • Happy Baking!

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