How To Make A Foolproof And Delicious Skillet Pizza

Making a homemade pizza alone can be a little daunting but the thought of creating a homemade skillet pizza is scary, right? Wrong! The truth is making a mouth-watering, crispy skillet pizza is really very simple! It just takes a little ingredients...

Making a homemade pizza alone can be a little daunting but the thought of creating a homemade skillet pizza is scary, right? Wrong! The truth is making a mouth-watering, crispy skillet pizza is really very simple! It just takes a little ingredients and a lot of time. We've got a foolproof recipe for the perfect skillet pizza whether you're new to the kitchen or a pizza pro!

Homemade Skillet Pizza

Skillet Pizza
Skillet Pizza

This recipe makes one pizza and serves 4 people.

Prep Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup warm to hot water
  • 1 1/3 cups of bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Prego, Ragu, or desired pizza sauce
  • 7 ounces of grated mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings, toppings, toppings!

Instructions:

  1. Combine flour, yeast, and salt in a medium bowl and fill the bowl with warm to hot (but not scalding hot) water. Take the plastic wrap and cover the bowl. Let stand for 3 hours in room temperature.
  2. Take the dough, which should now be soft and plump, and sprinkle with a hand full of flour. Stir by hand until the dough forms a ball in the bowl.
  3. Grease 10-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray.
  4. Place the dough in skillet and knead or spread to the edges of the pan. Cover with a large lid or plate and let the dough rest in the skillet for at least an hour and a half to two hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 500° F or 550 is applicable.
  6. Add pizza sauce and cheese of choice (and any preferred toppings) to the pizza.
  7. Place on a stove-top burner and cook on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Place in oven and bake on the rack for about 15-20 minutes.

Pro Tip: Add some delicious veggies like mushrooms or onions to your pizza with the cheese in step 7. It's always best to use a paper towel on the toppings after washing to avoid moisture buildup on the pizza crust. For extra moisture removal, microwave the vegetables on a paper towel for 1 minute and pat down before placing on the pizza.

We hope you enjoy this recipe and feel free to contact us for more yummy ideas!