Perfect Skillet Pizza
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 2 to 4 servings
We rarely have bad pizza, but here's how to make great skillet pizza with a thick crust when you don't have a stone.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • One Pizza Dough Recipe (or you can use store-bought) Click the link above for the recipe
  • ½ cup jarred pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • Romano cheese, for grating
  1. Add the oil to a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and swirl to coat. Transfer the pizza dough to the skillet and gently press into a flat disc the diameter of the skillet; let rise for 1 hour. (If not using my pizza dough recipe, you will want to add more oil to the pan and toss the dough in it to coat as continuing from my recipe should already leave the dough coated in some oil.) Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 500?F.
  2. Press the dough into the corner of the pan with your finger tips. (It should resemble the photo above.) Spread the sauce over the top of the dough, sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese, top with the pepperoni slices, and grate as much Romano cheese as you want on top. (Don't worry about leaving space along the edges; in this instance you actually don't want to leave much space at all.)
  3. Place the skillet on the stove over medium to medium-high heat and cook for 3 minutes. This helps the skillet heat up and starts to almost fry the crust a little bit in the olive oil.
  4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the cheese is golden brown and crisp along the edges of the pan, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at