If you like deep dish, delicious, dog-gone-good pizza here is a pizza recipe for you! You may have a cast iron skillet sitting in your kitchen that doesn’t get much usage. After making this pizza, this cooking tool will become a staple.

  • Hands on Time: 15 minutes

  • Total Time: 35 minutes

  • Serves: 4


  • Pizza dough of your choice (greek yogurt/self rising flour, cauliflower crust or a pre-made crust work fine)

  • Toppings of your choice

  • Pizza sauce (white or red)

  • Cheese (dairy or vegan options)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 500 degrees F

Step 2: Add olive oil (or preferred non stick option) to the cast iron skillet

Step 3: Add pizza crust

Step 4: Add pizza sauce

Step 5: Add toppings (meat, veggies, cheese or cheese substitutes, vegan meat replacement, etc.)

Step 6: Place cast iron skillet with ingredients on stove top for 5 minutes (they allows the bottom of the pizza crust to become crispy)

Step 7: Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the pizza starts to bubble.

Step 8: Use an oven mitt to remove the pizza from the oven. Brush pizza with olive oil. Allow the pizza to stand for 5 minutes then transfer to a cutting board. Garnish with  basil or oregano if desired. ENJOY!


To learn more about how to jazz your pizza recipes up, check out the following electronic resources, which can be accessed via Hoopla.

Pizza by Tony Gemignani, Diane Morgan

Summary from Hoopla: Team five-time world pizza-throwing champion Tony Gemignani with acclaimed cookbook author Diane Morgan and the result is a cookbook that will turn any home kitchen into the best pizzeria in town. There are over 60 selections on the menu, including the thick, rounded-edge crust of classic Neapolitan pizza Margherita, the thin crust New York style Italian Sausage and Three Pepper Pizza, and the stick-to-your-ribs, deep-dish kind, smothered in spinach and mozzarella.

Pizza by Pippa Cuthbert, Cameron Wilson

Summary from Hoopla: Over 100 Innovative Recipes for Crusts, Sauces, and Toppings for Every Pizza Lover

Peace in a World of Pizza by Tom Hart

Summary from Hoopla: Making peace is just as easy as making pizza. In this book, Chef Tomato delivers delicious pizza recipes and shares peaceful messages throughout his journey. The book contains simple recipes for all ages to enjoy. The book shares easy to make pizza dough and sauce recipes. 

Pizza Night by Kate McMillan

Summary from Hoopla: In this inspiring cookbook, you’ll find everything you need to create delicious dinners featuring pizza for family and friends. Discover more than 50 recipes for fantastic pizzas, from classic favorites to new flavor combinations, plus easy side dishes, salads, clever tips, and more.