Simple homemade pizza cooked in a cast iron skillet. A cast iron skillet acts as a very hot, heat-retaining surface that cooks crust rapidly for a crispy and fluffy finish.
- 10–16 ounces of pizza dough
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup low-moisture mozzarella, cubed
- 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil
- Pinch of sea salt
- Remove dough from the fridge so it can come to room temp.
- Preheat the oven to 500-550°F with the skillet in the oven. This will preheat the skillet so it’s very hot. For best results, keep the skillet in the oven for an extra 10-15 minutes after the oven has reached set temp.
- Roll out the dough into a 10-inch crust. Keep the crust thin with a little extra around the edges.
- Remove the skillet from the oven and place it on a heat-safe surface.
- Oil the bottom and sides of the skillet with a thin layer of olive oil. Use a paper towel to evenly spread the oil.
- Arrange the dough with the crust edges just coming up the sides of the skillet. Add sauce and season all over with a pinch of sea salt. Add cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese has fully melted. Optionally broil for 1-2 minutes at the very end to char the crust. Be sure to watch very carefully as pizza can burn very quickly.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Top with fresh basil. Slide out of the skillet if desired and slice.
Heat your oven to the highest temp. This is usually 500°F, but some go up to 550°F.
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