Cast Iron Pizza (Oven + Grill)

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This crispy cast iron pizza is a breeze to make whether you whip up your own pizza dough or grab some from the store. And guess what? You can bake it in the oven or fire up the grill!

Cast iron pizza is all about that perfect balance—crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. Whether you’re using the grill or the oven, our cast iron pizza recipe delivers deliciousness every time!

Pizza night just got a whole lot better with this cast iron pizza! Picture this: gooey cheese, savory Italian sausage, and a crust so crispy you won’t believe it. Yes, please!

Our cast iron pizza recipe is a cinch to follow. Grab store-bought pizza dough or whip up your own, then load it with your favorite toppings. We went for classic flavors with pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and zesty Italian sausage.

Why cast iron, you ask? Well, it ensures your pizza cooks evenly, giving you that perfect crispy crust every time, no matter if you’re grilling or baking.

Cast Iron Pizza (Oven + Grill)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4


  • 1 pizza dough store-bought or homemade
  • 1/2 lb. ground Italian sausage uncooked
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1.5 – 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves roughly chopped


(Grill Method)

  • Preheat the grill to 450°F and place a 12-inch cast iron skillet on direct heat.
  • Roll out the pizza dough to fit the skillet.
  • Cook the Italian sausage in the skillet, then add garlic slices.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the dough and cook until golden.
  • Move skillet to indirect heat and assemble pizza.
  • Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes until dough is cooked through.
  • Let it rest, then top with fresh basil.

(Oven Method)

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Roll out the pizza dough and cook the Italian sausage and garlic in a cast iron skillet.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the dough and cook until golden.
  • Assemble pizza and bake for around 10-15 minutes until crust is golden.
  • Let it rest, then top with fresh basil.


  • Monitor heat to avoid burning.
  • Feel free to use your favorite pizza toppings!
  • Store-bought dough works great too.

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