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Deep Dish Cast-Iron Pizza by Food Storage Moms
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cast iron, Deep Dish Pizza, Pizza
Servings: 4 people
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 21/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 6 strips of bacon (optional)
  • Toppings like chopped bell peppers, onions, pepperoni, sliced olives, etc.
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Pour one tablespoon of oil to coat each cast-iron pan. When the oven is preheated place both oiled pans in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Preheating the cast-iron pans is what gives you the crispy pizza crust. Please do not skip this step! While heating the pans in the oven, roll out the pizza dough. Because these are relatively small pizzas you can use your hands to stretch the dough and pat it into a circle. Gather your sauce, cheese, bacon, and any other toppings. Have them ready to go so you can work quickly once the hot pans come out of the oven. Once the pans are preheated, remove them carefully. Place the pans on a heat-safe location. Place the dough in the pans. For extra pizzazz, line the edge of the dough with bacon strips. This will cook to a perfect crunchy consistency while the pizza bakes. Now, add half the sauce to each pan, half the cheese, and any other toppings you desire. Return to the hot oven and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese melts. You will love this recipe, serve hot from the skillet. Serve this right out of the cast iron for a pizzeria style feeling.