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Homemade pizza in a cast iron skillet with golden cheese and sausage pieces.

Cast Iron Pizza

Homemade pizza baked in a cast iron skillet. Use ingredients you have on hand for your toppings.
Course dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine American, New England, Southern
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 18 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 720kcal


Cast Iron Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 to 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Cast Iron Pizza Dough

  • In either a saucepan or in the microwave, warm the milk. Just slightly warmer than lukewarm.
  • Pour the warmed milk into a large mixing bowl of a stand-mixer. Add the lukewarm water, yeast and honey and stir with a spoon or whisk. Let sit for 3 or 4 minutes. Then add the eggs and olive oil and stir.
  • Add the flour and salt, mix using the beater attachment. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula or rubber table scraper. Beat on medium to high speed for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough gently for 5 minutes or so. Shape the dough into a round. Spray the mixer bowl with cooking spray or coat with a touch of olive oil. Place the dough back into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm kitchen for 1 hour or until doubled. Punch down and let rise again, another hour.

Cast Iron Pizza

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and cut into 4 even pieces. Shaped into rounds and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  • Gently roll out a one piece of dough using a rolling pin into a sphere slightly larger than the bottom of your skillet. Try and keep the edges of the dough slightly thicker than the center.
  • Grease a 10 or 12-inch cast-iron skillet with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Place the rolled out dough into the cast-iron skillet. Use your fingers to gently gather the edges and form a crust edge. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Gently brush the edges of the crust with an egg wash before baking.
  • Spoon sauce in the center and spread out towards the crust edges with the back of a tablespoon. Sprinkle with cheese and any toppings you desire. Bake in a preheated 500 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.


Cast Iron Pizza Tips:
Pizza dough: This recipe is a Greek-style pizza dough, traditional in New England. But, you can certainly use store-bought pizza dough for this pizza recipe.
Storing pizza dough: If saving the dough for another day, simply spray a large zip-style bag with cooking spray and place 1 or 2 rounds in each bag. Place them in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 7.9mg