Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza

Skillet pizza? Oh yes. Up your dinner game this season with our Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 serves

If you're looking for some fun dinnertime inspiration (or a snack for your next Hallmark movie marathon), check this out. It's a foolproof recipe for cast iron skillet pizza. Skillet pizza? Oh, yes. If this pizza preparation isn't already in your cooking arsenal, get ready, because it's going to change the way you think about pizza pies. For starters, skillet pizza elevates your base, making the dough crisp and tender and a perfect foundation for meats, veggies, sauces, and cheeses. The skillet can get very hot and is able to hold heat well—similar to a pizza stone. (Bonus: It's also easier to clean!) This cast iron pizza recipe is a breeze to put together, making it the perfect menu item for impromptu parties and laid-back gatherings. This recipe calls for red onion, jarred red sauce, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and cheese, but you can feel free to personalize your homemade pizza to your liking. If you love pizza as much as we do, you're going to love this cast iron pizza recipe.

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza
Southern Living


  • 6 ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed (about 1 link)

  • Coarse cornmeal

  • 12 ounces bakery pizza dough, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 1 ounce pepperoni, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

  • basil leaves, torn


  1. Preheat oven to 550°F (or as hot as your oven will go). Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet on stovetop over medium- high. Add sausage; cook, stirring occasionally to break into large pieces, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

  2. Wipe skillet clean, and return to medium-high. Sprinkle skillet lightly with cornmeal, and carefully place dough round in skillet, pressing 1/2-inch up sides. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt. Cook dough over medium-high until it just begins to bubble, about 1 to 2 minutes. Spread pizza sauce over crust. Top with mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni, and onion.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and starting to char, 10 to 12 minutes. Let pizza stand 5 minutes; transfer to a cutting board. Garnish with basil, if desired.

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