This quick, easy homemade Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe is the best homemade pizza you’ll ever make! Get my recipe and try it today!
October is also National Pizza Month and to celebrate, I’m so glad I could bring you this easy, homemade pizza recipe!
Are you enjoying the beautiful, cool and crisp Fall weather where you are? I know I do! I just love, love, love the changing colors of the leaves in Virginia at this time of year! 🙂
You know, with every changing season, I always find myself wanting to try new recipes too. It just feels like when the weather shifts, the foods I am feeding my family should also get a seasonal make over. This past weekend, I dedicated some time to spend in the kitchen, testing out new recipes that I felt would be perfect for the fall season, like my Pumpkin Ground Beef Casserole and my Caramel Crunch Pumpkin Ice Cream recipes that my whole family love.
I really wanted to try my hand at making a skillet pizza too, which I had read about in the past and always seemed like a fun and pretty easy dinner.
Let me just say that the skillet pizza I made was a complete winner in my house! Both my kids and my husband loved it and I had a great time making it too! It is definitely something I will be making all season long (and probably into the winter too….and in the spring…and probably next summer.)
HOW TO MAKE EASY HOMEMADE CAST IRON SKILLET PIZZA
The trick to making this easy homemade cast iron skillet pizza is definitely in the skillet (that is why it’s called skillet pizza after all!). You need a skillet that is oven safe and also fairly big- you want to be able to make a nice sized pizza. Cast iron skillets are my favorite for using in the oven. They are nice and heavy, easy to clean and they last forever. When shopping for a cast iron skillet, look for one that is pre-seasoned. This means it has already been coated in oil and will be ready to use straight out of the box. A 12 inch skillet is a good size for skillet pizza as it is not too big to handle and it makes a pizza large enough to share.
To make the pizza, I started out by making a simple crust for the pizza. While most pizza dough recipes are made with yeast and take hours to mix, rise and wait for them to be ready, I went with a much easier version of pizza crust. Flour, water, salt, baking powder and olive oil is all you need! All the ingredients are mixed into a soft dough and then then dough is rolled into a circle the size of the skillet. The skillet is preheated in a hot oven, sprinkled with cornmeal and then the dough is place inside while the skillet is super hot. This helps immediately cook the dough, giving it a crispy exterior with a soft center- just like a pizza crust should be!
After the pizza crust is par-baked inside the skillet, it is brushed with some olive oil, covered in pizza sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. Feel free to add any of your favorite pizza toppings at this point too. I actually put some pepperoni on half of the pizza and left the other half plain with just cheese. This way, everyone in my family got the toppings they wanted!
The pizza finishes baking inside the skillet and then, it is ready to serve. Be careful though- that cheese comes out of the oven hot!
With a recipe this simple, it is easy to say yes! I can already tell that we will be enjoying this pizza all fall in all different forms (I’m thinking of topping it with some roasted butternut squash and arugula one day, maybe some crumbled sausage under the cheese a different day.. and possibly a veggie loaded version too).
Get out your skillet and give this recipe a try and I know you will fall in love with this homemade skillet pizza too. No need to order take out any more when you have this quick pizza to make at home!
Let me know what you think and what kinds of pizzas you put together- I love to get new ideas on how to keep this recipe fresh and exciting all season long. Enjoy!Print
Cast Iron Skillet Pizza
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
- 2 ? cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Cornmeal for skillet
- Pizza Toppings
- Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced
- Choice of toppings
- Italian Sausage
- Green Pepper
- For the Crust:
- In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined
- Add water and olive oil together in a measuring cup
- Slowly add the water mixture to the flour mixture, mixing the two together as you add the water mixture
- Mix the dough with a wooden spoon or your hands until the dough becomes soft but not sticky and well combined. If the dough is dry add water a tablespoon at a time until the dough is soft
- For the Pizza
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Preheat cast iron skillet in the oven for 3-5 minutes
- While the pan heats, roll out the dough into a round shape, big enough to cover the bottom of your pan, plus about an inch up the sides. Allow the dough to relax and re-stretch if needed.
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This got me craving! I just saved it!
Thanks for the recipe!
We make pizza often, but haven’t tried making it in the cast iron skillet. It looks like a tasty variation, we’ll have to try it soon!
This looks really good. Now I want to give this a try. I have a few cast irons, so I’ll have to try it out. I’m sure it’s going to be delicious.
This looks so good. I’ve never made pizza in a cast iron pan before. I’m going to give it a try next time I make pizza for my family.
Pizza is always a favorite in our house! My family will go crazy over it for sure!
Oh wow, that’s a great idea. I’ve never made a skillet pizza before. It looks delicious!!!
It looks so delicious! ugh… You always got me craving for some pizza!
Tried this again and it was delicious! I love the crispy edges.
I need a cast iron skillet so badly! I will then be making this pizza. I love pizza, all the toppings and I bet it’s delightful from a cast iron skillet
I like homemade pizza. I will have to try this recipe very soon.
I’ve never tried to make pizza in a cast iron skillet before. This recipe looks really yummy.
YUM! I haven’t created a cast iron skillet pizza in a while. I think I’ll make one for the kids this weekend, they love it when I do make one. Such a quick and easy meal to create.
Thank you for inspiring me. I gotta try this recipe.
Yum to the yum! I think my children would love this recipe! Pizza is life. LOL
That is delicious pizza my kids will love it, Thanks for sharing this recipe love it.
I have a skillet that I normally do not use, now I know what recipe I can make on it
Wow this looks fun, easy and delicious . I can’t wait to try it
Yo had me at the words pizza. what a great idea and I fab way to easily cook up a yummy pizza x
Just after reading your post and looking at pictures, now I’m craving for Pizza. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’d love to give it a shot!
Oh I am so gonna try to make this! Thanks for the tip!
We make pizza pretty often, I’m excited to try making one in the cast iron skillet. Your pizza looks so good!
It looks so delicious,thanks for sharing such an easy and delicious pizza.
Pizza is always a good idea! And this one looks extra delicious! I’ve never had a cast iron skillet pizza. Thank you for sharing your recipe and inspiring me to give it a go 🙂
This pizza looks so delicious! I love cooking in cast iron skillet. Going to make this ASAP.
This pizza looks so yummy and so simple to make! I swear, homemade pizza is better than store bought pizza for sure!
cute & little
Oou, this looks like it would be a really delicious recipe! I’m going to have to try it out myself (without the meat). 🙂
My son often asks me to make homemade pizza and I also have a cast-iron skillet and now I also got a recipe so now I have no excuses haha. I am going to bookmark this recipe.
Great family meal idea! My oldest daughter is currently obsessed with making giant cookies in the cast iron skillet – she will be amazed to learn you can make other things with it too.
Oh my gosh, this looks delicious and so easy! Definitely going to have to try this out.
This looks really ahhmazing!! Everyone at my house will love it!
I have never considered homemade pizzas before until discovering your post. It really looks just as great as any Dominos or Pizza Hut. Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to try out.
I have never tried to make a skillet pizza but it definitely looks like the way forward! How yummy! I can’t wait to try the recipe.
Wow wow wow. Such a good and easy reciepe. I never tried pizza crust with baking powder, but guess what, I’ll give it a try this week. My family will be happy to have pizza for dinner. Didn’t made it for a while. Thanks for the tip!
This Pizza recipe is making me super hungry! I am so excited to make this at home and enjoy every bite with my wife
Wdo make pizza every month but not on a cast iron. I think I like this idea and will be trying this soon. Yum!
I haven’t ever made pizza in a cast iron pan before but it sounds delicious! I mean, can you ever really go wrong with pizza?! I need to dig my cast iron pan out of our camping gear and try this out!
I’m a huge pizza fan. I’ve never had pizza in a cast iron before. Looking forward to trying this recipe.
This is a great recipe for the weekend. Perfect to make with the kids.
Oh yum! I love doing traditional foods in creative ways!
I love homemade pizza. I never thought to do it in a cast iron skillet though.
This looks so good and like something I could make with my toddler.
I’ve been looking for some new fall recipes. And cooking pizza indoors instead of the grill is perfect for the cold weather!
I never thought to make a pizza in my cast iron!!! Thank you for the recipe and the idea. We are going to add this to the meal plan next week..
I love pizza but I never thought to make it in an iron skillet. This looks so skillet and cleanup will be a breeze!
This is fully awesome. I love pizza in any form, so I will definitely be trying this. It sounds tasty.
I have been contemplating on buying a cast iron skillet for years. But I haven’t because of the upkeep. I may cave this year and get one for Christmas. The pizza looks amazing.
This looks amazing! We make homemade pizza at least once a week at our house, but we’ve never made it in a skillet! We totally need to try this!
We do pizza every Friday, but we have never done one in our cast iron skillet. Guess this is going on the must-try list!
Oh yes please. I know my family will love this. We’re all about pizza here, and this one looks incredible!
OK now this looks good – I wouldn’t have thought of using a skillet for a pizza but what an amazing idea! Definitely something I need to try myself.
We cook a lot and I have never thought of this. We will be having this soon! Pizza is our favorite!
This looks so good! I love pizza but to be able to make this at home! I can’t wait. Pinned.
I have never made pizza in the house before that was not a frozen one. This looks so hearty and worth the extra effort.
Pizza in the cast iron is something that I need to try! It’s the best excuse to have pizza for dinner!
Well done! This looks delicious and like it was simple enough to make!
Can’t go wrong with pizza!! We love pizza nights in, will definitely have to bookmark this for future reference, it looks amazing!
cute & little
In my opinion, cast iron is the only way to go for pizza. I love the edges so much. This looks so good.
I use my 12″ cast iron skillet for everything, but I have never made pizza with it. I use a pizza stone for that. I will have to try this out. I am curious about how the crust will come out.
I love any excuse to use my Cast Iron! This looks delicious and fairly easy. My girls would really enjoy it!
We love pizza over here, but we have never tried cooking it using a skillet before. Sounds like a great idea.
Yummy! I love pizza in any forms. I have never cooked it in a cast iron. I will have to try that next time.
I never thought about doing this, but it look really fun to try! I’ll have to give it a go. And of course, my kids would appreciate pizza any night of the week!
Wow,this pizza looks so delicious. And your skillet sounds nice, I will share this with my as she loves to bake anything.
Your skillet looks so nice and of course the pizza as well.
What a beautiful pizza! I have to get a cast iron skillet. So many amazing recipes!
I can imagine that this made the crust so tasty. I wish that I had a cast iron pan to make this pizza.
I have never made pizza in the home before. Your pie does look amazing so I will think about trying to bake my own soon.
This couldn’t be better time. I JUST got a cast iron skillet because I’ve heard about how amazing they are. I’m a pizza girl, so I think it’s only right my first foray into cast iron skillet cooking be with this receipe.
That looks awesome! I grew up in the south, so I’m all about recipes that use my skillets. I can’t wait to make this.
It is really very intuitive and interesting the idea of a pizza in a pan … yummy is absolutely to try to cook!