Cast Iron Pizza

Pizza is pizza.

There’s really no major ways to make pizza creative besides using fun ingredients. Well, now you have a new way to cook it that might change that! This is less of a recipe and more of a technique to cook the pizza.

Ingredients

*Note: I highly recommend that you use homemade pizza dough! When I made this recipe I used one homemade and one store bought dough and the homemade came out much better. It was cooked throughout and it was easy to strectch to fit the skillet while the store bought was still doughy and wouldn’t stretch.

Like I said, I’m not trying to reinvent pizza or anything! What you use for the sauce, seasoning and toppings is completely up to you! Make this pizza whatever which way you want. 

The only other thing you will need that is not listed there is a cast iron skillet! A 9 to 12 inch pan would work good. The size of the skillet will correlate to the thickness of the pizza: the smaller the pan the thicker the crust.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 525°
    • If your oven doesn’t go this high, then just go as high as it can
  2. Stretch out the dough to a flatten circle. You want it to be about the size of the skillet you’re going to use
  3. Heat the skillet over medium-high on heat on the stove
    • You don’t want it to be so hot that it’s smoking
    • I found that closer to medium heat was better
  4. Sprinkle some flour and cornmeal in the bottom of the skillet
    • If they start to burn/smoke, the pan if too hot!
    • It’s better to start at a lower heat and then turn it up a little bit
  5. Place the dough into the skillet and start to stretch it to fit the pan. Be careful not to burn your fingers while doing this!
  6. Brush the dough with olive oil and leave it on the burner until the dough starts to bubble
  7. Once bubbling, season the dough with sauce and seasonings of your choice. Sprinkle with cheese and toppings.
  8. Bake in the over for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden
    • Mine only took 10 minutes so make sure you’re keeping an eye on them
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool before removing from the pan and serving

That’s all it takes people! Delicious pizza in 30 minutes or less, that ain’t too shabby!

Test Kitchen: Opinion and Changes

I found this technique watching Bon Appétit on YouTube. They have great videos where they show you some delicious recipes and fun cooking techniques. I highly reccomend you head over there and watch some if you got some free time on your hands!

Happy Cooking!

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