The Best Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

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Who needs a fancy pizza oven when you can make amazing pizza right at home? All you need is a trusty cast iron skillet, which you probably already have in your kitchen! A cast iron skillet gives you that perfect combo of crispy crust and soft center, plus it cooks everything evenly and tastes delicious. And the best part? It’s super easy to do! Here’s how:

The Best Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

Course Dinner


  • 1 store-bought pizza dough ball or make your own!
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Toppings use your favorites like olives, red onion, and pepperoni


  • Preheat your oven to 500°F. Place your 10 or 12-inch cast iron skillet in the oven and let it heat up for about 20 minutes.
  • Carefully take the hot skillet out of the oven. Be cautious—it’s hot! Coat the inside of the pan with a bit of olive oil.
  • Stretch out your pizza dough, then gently place it into the skillet.
  • Now it’s time to add the toppings! Spread on the pizza sauce, sprinkle over the mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and add a dash of Italian seasoning. Don’t forget to pile on your favorite toppings too!
  • Pop the skillet back into the oven and bake for around 12 minutes, or until the crust turns a beautiful golden brown and the toppings are cooked to perfection.
  • Once it’s done, carefully take the pizza out of the oven. Slide it onto a cutting board, slice it up, and dig in! Enjoy your homemade pizza goodness!

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