10-Minute Skillet Pizza

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!!

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!!

Fast And Easy Pizza At Home

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.

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!!

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How To Make Skillet Pizza

Simply roll out the dough and place it in a large skillet, cook for three 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.

Melting Cheese On The Stovetop Or Under The Broiler

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 - 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!!

What Kind Of Skillet To Use

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.

Favorite pizza recipes:

  • 10-Minute Grilled Pepperoni Pizza – Such an easy and fast pizza! If you’ve never tried making pizza on the grill, you need to try it! It’s foolproof, delicious, faster than calling for delivery, and pizza is always a winner!
  • Easy Pizza Dip – Cheese lovers and pizza fans will love this fast and easy dip! Perfect party food that’s a guaranteed hit!
  • Pizza Pasta Casserole – Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and for times when you want BOTH pizza AND pasta! Ground beef, pepperoni, and oodles of cheese make this casserole pure comfort food! Feeds a crowd!
  • Pepperoni Pizza Sliders – Pizza by way of supremely cheesy sliders! Easy, ready in 15 minutes, and perfect for parties because everyone loves them! Totally irresistible!
  • Barbecue Chicken Pizza – A copycat version of California Pizza Kitchen’s bbq chicken pizza that you can make at home in 15 minutes! Easy, loaded with juicy chicken, red onions, cilantro, and lots of cheese!
  • Easy Pizza Bake – Skip takeout and make your own warm and cheesy deep dish pizza bake! Fast, easy, and ready in 30 minutes! It’s a keeper everyone loves!

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!!

10-Minute Skillet Pizza

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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

Directions:

  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.
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8 comments on “10-Minute Skillet Pizza”

  1. Oh, that’s brilliant! Thanks!

  2. Averie, your pizza looks absolutely delicious. I am definitely going to have to try making it that way. Thank you for posting this recipe for all of us Pizza lovers.

  3. Such a cool idea!! I hadn’ thought about making pizza in a skillet–love it!

  4. hey girl- this pizza looks amazing! yummy!

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