Cast Iron Pizza leaves your classic recipe with the best crispy crust and flavor. Add your favorite topping to create the ultimate pizza recipe.

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This cast iron pan pizza has become a family favorite recipe. Making the deep dish pizza in the cast iron skillet creates a thick crust with the best texture. Cooking pizza on the grill gives it the level of smoky flavor that my entire family loves.

If you love cooking your favorite recipes in a cast iron skillet check out – Cast Iron Biscuits, Cast Iron Brownies and Grilled Peach Cobbler Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

Make cast iron pizza recipe with simple ingredients and a store bought pizza crust. This recipe can easily be made on the grill, on a oven rack or on your next camping trip.

You will love the flavor and how easy it is to make. Add your favorite side dishes for a complete meal idea for the perfect pizza night.

Ingredients

Cast iron pizza ingredients - pizza dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, avocado oil, parmesan cheese
  • Store-bought Pizza Dough (fresh or thawed if frozen)
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sliced Pepperoni
  • Avocado Oil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)

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Variations Ideas

  • Pizza Crust – This recipe can be made with a Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe instead. Pizza dough is made with active dry yeast, warm water and mixed with a stand mixer.
  • Pizza Toppings – Add your favorite toppings to this pizza. We recommend black olives, red onion, mushrooms, cooked chicken, and sausage.
  • Seasoning – Choose the seasoning of your choice to the pizza sauce or marinara sauce. Add in garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, or an Italian Seasoning Blend.
  • Oil – We used avocado oil but you can also use olive oil.

Step by Step Instructions

Spreading the oil into the cast iron skillet

Step 1 – Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the inside of a 12-inch cast iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil.

Rolling the pizza dough on a cutting board

Step 2 – On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough ball to fit the size the cast iron skillet.

Pressing the pizza dough into the cast iron skillet

Step 3 – Carefully transfer the rolled-out dough to the prepared skillet, pressing it into the bottom and up the sides of the skillet.

Spreading the pizza sauce with the crust in the cast iron skillet

Step 4 – Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.

Topping the pizza crust in the cast iron skillet with shredded cheese

Step 5 – Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.

Adding topping to the cast iron skillet on the pizza dough

Step 6 – Evenly distribute the sliced pepperoni over the cheese. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of avocado oil over the toppings.

  • Step 7 – Carefully place the skillet on the grill and close the lid.
  • Step 8 – Grill for about 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Rotate the skillet occasionally for even cooking.
  • Step 9 – Once the pizza is cooked and melty cheese, carefully remove the skillet from the grill using oven mitts or heat-resistant gloves.
  • Step 10 – Allow the golden-brown pizza to cool for a few minutes before garnishing with fresh basil leaves.
  • Step 11 – Optionally, serve with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Recipe Tips

  • Crispy Crust – For a crispier crust, preheat the cast iron skillet on the grill for a few minutes before adding the pizza dough.
  • Oven – Cooking the pizza in the oven we recommend cooking on the bottom rack for the best pizza crust.
Close up image of serving pizza slice from cast iron skillet

Serving Suggestions

This pizza is best served with your favorite side dishes. We love to make a side salad and breadsticks for a delicious meal idea. If you looking to change up pizza night or the perfect crowd pleasing meal, make this cast iron pizza.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy this pizza within about 3-4 days.

How to Reheat

Reheat the leftovers in the oven or in the microwave.

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Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

5 from 2 votes
Cast Iron Pizza leaves your classic recipe with the best crispy crust and flavor. Add your favorite topping to create the ultimate pizza recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 507

Ingredients

  • 1 store-bought pizza dough fresh or thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Brush the inside of a 12-inch cast iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to fit the size of the skillet.
  • Carefully transfer the rolled-out dough to the prepared skillet, pressing it into the bottom and up the sides of the skillet.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  • Evenly distribute the sliced pepperoni over the cheese.
  • Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of avocado oil over the toppings.
  • Carefully place the skillet on the grill and close the lid.
  • Grill for about 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Rotate the skillet occasionally for even cooking.
  • Once the pizza is cooked, carefully remove the skillet from the grill using oven mitts or heat-resistant gloves.
  • Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before garnishing with fresh basil leaves.
  • Optionally, serve with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Recipe Notes

– For a crispier crust, preheat the cast iron skillet on the grill for a few minutes before adding the pizza dough.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 507kcal, Carbohydrates 49g, Protein 20g, Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 47mg, Sodium 1338mg, Potassium 162mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 417IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 219mg, Iron 3mg

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