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Cast Iron Pizza

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Cast Iron Pizza is so easy to make and has a delicious, crispy crust with a chewy center. Pizza cooked on cast iron is our favorite way to make homemade pizza any day of the week.

For this simple pizza recipe you can use Homemade Pizza Dough or even store bought dough.

pizza cooked in a black cast iron pan
Cast Iron Pizza Image by Sarah Alvord

It’s Friday night and you know what that means…Pizza Night!! You call for delivery and it’s going to take 2 hours to get a pizza, NO WAY!! Make your own homemade pizza instead! It is so much better and it won’t cost you an extra dollar or more to add all the toppings you want! You can make the pizza of your dreams right at home, in less time!!

You will love this easy cast iron pizza because it has a delicious crispy crust, makes a large 12-inch pizza, and you can customize it to your own liking, go ahead and add that pineapple!

We are HUGE fans of this cast iron pizza recipe! It really is so easy to make, get the kids involved with this one. They can help make the dough, roll it out and they love choosing their own toppings for the pizza. Using cast iron to cook the pizza makes it so easy to get the perfect crisp bottom and crust.

uncooked pizza in a cast iron pan

How to make Cast Iron Pizza

To make this pizza recipe, start by making Homemade Pizza Dough. You can purchase ready-made pizza dough at the store that will work perfectly in this recipe as well, we usually just make the dough as it is so easy and we always have these ingredients on hand.

Step one is to get the pizza dough ready and rising. While the dough rises for about 30 minutes, take your cast iron pan and place it in the oven to heat up with the oven, don’t skip this step!

Roll out the dough and place it into the bottom of the cast iron pan.

uncooked pizza in a cast iron pan

With your dough in the pan, top it with homemade pizza sauce, cheese, and all your favorite toppings! Brush the crust with olive oil and sprinkle with a little garlic salt.

Place it into the blazing hot oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown, the cheese is melted and the pepperoni is crispy around the edges..YUM!!

Carefully take the pan from the oven, you should be able to slide the pizza right from the pan onto a clean counter or cutting board.

Slice into two slices, one for you and one for you!! I’m kidding, you can get at least 8 good slices out of this pizza.

Recommended Equipment

I am using a 12 inch Lodge Cast Iron Pan for this pizza, it is perfect, it has high sides which make it perfect for making a nice, thick crust.

What to Serve with Cast Iron Pizza

We like to serve pizza with a simple salad, a cooked vegetable like this asparagus, or some garlic rolls. Really any salad or cooked vegetable is delicious with pizza.

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Cast Iron Pizza

Cooking Pizza in a Cast Iron pan is so easy and makes a perfect crisp crust with a chewy center. Top with all of your favorite toppings.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time42 minutes
Servings: 2 pizzas
Calories: 712kcal


  • 1 Cast Iron Pan (10 inch)


Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2-2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce

Favorite Pizza Toppings


    • In a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer, combine together the water, olive oil, yeast and sugar. Mix to combine.
    • Add in 2 cups of the flour and the salt. Mix together. Pour out onto a floured surface and knead for 4-5 minutes, adding additional flour as needed to produce a soft ball of dough. It should not be sticky.
    • Place the dough back into a greased mixing bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
    • Place cast iron pan into the oven and heat to 450º F
    • Punch down the dough and cut into two equal halves. Cover the half you are not working with to keep it from drying out.
    • Roll the dough out into a 10-12 inch circle. Carefully place the dough into the well greased cast iron pan. Fold in any dough around the edges to form the crust.
    • Top the pizza with desired sauce and toppings.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and crisp.


    • Nutrition facts are just an estimate
    • Optional, you can brush the crust with a little olive oil and sprinkle on garlic salt for a little extra flavor.


    Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3795mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 8mg
    Course: Dinner, Main Course
    Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
    Keyword: Cast Iron Pizza
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    Cast Iron Pizza is so easy to make and has a delicious, crispy crust with a chewy center. This Cast Iron Pizza Recipe is our favorite way to make Homemade Pizza any day of the week.

    pizza cooked in a black cast iron pan

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    1. I’m a little confused. What is the purpose of cutting the dough in two? The recipe doesn`t mention the other half of the dough?