Cast Iron Pizza

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Cast iron pizza means you don’t have a pizza stone! Use your cast iron skillet to make really good homemade pizza!


2 1/2 Cups bread flour
1 scant Tablespoon sugar
2 Teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 Teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 scant Cup warm water
1 1/2 Cups tomato sauce
1 Teaspoon dried parsley
1 Teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Big pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 pound sausage, browned
- 1/4 Cup scallions, chopped
- 8-10 ounces mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, minced


1) To make dough, add water, sugar, salt, and yeast to a bowl and stir.  Let sit for 5 minutes so yeast dissolves and starts to foam.  Add flour and stir well to combine.

2) Use a hand dipped in water to vigorously work the dough until it forms a ball.  Let the dough rest for a few minutes and then continue to work it until it is really soft and pliable, about 5-6 minutes of mixing.

3) Coat the dough with olive oil and store it in a plastic bag.  Let it rise at room temp for an hour, then punch it down, reshape it into a ball, and store it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  Remove it an hour before you intend to make pizza.

4) Prepare all your ingredients: brown sausage, chop basil and scallions, and grate cheese.

5) Stir together sauce ingredients and adjust to your tastes.

6) Roll dough out into a large circle and place it in the center of your cold skillet.  Trim off excess dough, leaving about a inch of dough up the side of the skillet.  Use your fingers to fold the dough over itself, making a crust.

7) Add sauce, sausage, scallions, and cheese to pizza.

8) Cook the pizza ON THE STOVETOP over high heat for 3-4 minutes to rapidly heat the pan up.

9) Move the pizza to a 450 degree oven until the pizza finishes cooking, about 18 minutes.

10) Remove the pizza and use a spatula to carefully slide the pizza out of the skillet.

11) Let it cool, slice it up, and serve it!