10-Minute Cast Iron Pizza — A FAST, EASY, and foolproof recipe to make pizza at home in 10 minutes!! Don’t call for delivery when you can make this pizza in minutes! Such IRRESISTIBLE cheesy goodness!!

overhead shot of a cast iron skillet pizza

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

My daughter loves pizza and I am always experimenting with fast, easy, and foolproof ways to make pizza at home.

Making pizza in a skillet on the stovetop is one of the fastest and easiest methods that I’ve found, tied with grilled pizza.

To save time, I use fresh store-bought plain pizza dough from Trader Joe’s refrigerated case. I do have a one-hour scratch pizza dough recipe if you’re feeling like going the extra mile. Usually I am not feeling like it when the dinner hour is knocking at my door. Just being honest.

slice of pepperoni cast iron pizza being lifted from a skillet

What’s in Cast Iron Pizza? 

To make this cast iron pan pizza recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Fresh pizza dough
  • Olive oil
  • Pizza or marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Fresh parsley 

How to Make Skillet Pizza

Simply roll out the dough and place it in a large skillet, cook for 3 minutes on the first side, flip, top with pizza or marinara sauce, add the cheese, pepperoni, and cook covered until the cheese has melted. So easy.

If you want to get more adventurous than using pepperoni, feel free to add your favorite pizza toppings like sausage, mushroom, peppers, onions, and more.

close up of a cast iron pizza

Do I Have to Use a Cast Iron Skillet? 

I use my Lodge 12-inch cast iron skillet. I’m sure you could use a nonstick skillet, but they aren’t always broiler safe if you’re going that route. You could probably do it in an stainless steel skillet but if you have a cast iron skillet, I highly recommend breaking it out here.

How to Reheat Leftover Pizza

If you wind up with leftover cast iron pizza, I recommend reheating it the same way you made it: in a skillet. Avoid reheating pizza in the microwave because you’ll wind up with a rubbery crust. 

10-Minute Skillet Pizza - A FAST, EASY, and foolproof recipe to make pizza at home in 10 minutes!! Don't call for delivery when you can make this pizza in minutes! Such IRRESISTIBLE cheesy goodness!!

Tips for Making Cast Iron Pizza

Before rolling out the dough, let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour. Chilled dough doesn’t roll out well, plus it’ll take longer to cook through on the stove. 

I prefer to melt my cheese under the broiler rather than on the stovetop. There is nothing quite like lightly golden browned broiled cheese for me.

However, if it’s the middle of summer and you don’t want to turn on your oven just to broil something for two minutes, I get it. Or if you’re making this for someone (kids) who make not know the difference (or care) how the cheese was melted, do whatever is easiest.

10-Minute Skillet Pizza
Yield: 4

10-Minute Skillet Pizza

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

A FAST, EASY, and foolproof recipe to make pizza at home in 10 minutes!! Don't call for delivery when you can make this pizza in minutes! Such IRRESISTIBLE cheesy goodness!!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough, at room temp for 1 hour (I buy mine at Trader Joe's or make your favorite homemade dough
  • flour for dusting surface
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce, or as desired
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 15 pepperoni, or as desired
  • fresh parsley, optional for garnishing

Instructions

  1. To a floured work surface, add the dough and roll out into a 10 to 12-inch diameter circle. If dough is overly springy and resistant to rolling easily, allow it to rest at room temperature for another 30 minutes or so.
  2. To a 12-inch cast iron skillet, add the olive oil, and transfer the dough to the skillet.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat until the bottom side is lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Flip the dough, turn the heat to low, add the pizza sauce (leave a bare 1/2-inch perimeter), evenly top with the cheese, pepperoni, cover skillet with a lid, and cook until the cheese has melted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Alternatively, if you prefer your cheese to be more browned + melted rather than just melted (which is what I prefer), place the skillet underneath the broiler for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese is as browned as desired. If you're broiling, watch it very closely so it doesn't burn.
  5. Optionally garnish with parsley and serve immediately. Pizza is best warm and fresh.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 871Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1367mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 34g

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