Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

The Spruce
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 pizza
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
288 Calories
14g Fat
27g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 220mg 17%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 98mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Satisfy your next deep-dish pizza craving with just one skillet and a few pantry items. Tuck your favorite pizza dough right into a cast-iron pan, top with marinara and cheese, then bake until bubbly. Add dried basil and a red pepper flake-honey glaze, and you’ll forget you ever knew your pie guy’s number. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough, prepackaged refrigerated

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons marinara sauce

  • 2 to 3 cups mozzarella, grated

  • Pinch salt

  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • Honey, optional

  • Red pepper flakes, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven as high as it can go

  2. Roll out the dough into a large flattened round that is larger than skillet

  3. Place a 9- or 12-inch cast-iron skillet over a burner set to medium-high. Preheat the pan so it's hot but not smoking.

  4. Don’t turn off the burner but sprinkle the pan with a pinch of cornmeal and flour. Place the dough round over the top of the pan and let it settle into the bottom. Pull the extra sides of the dough up and around the edges of the pan but being sure to distribute the dough evenly on the bottom for no thin spots.

  5. Brush the dough with olive oil as it begins to cook a bit over the flame.

  6. Once the dough begins to bubble, sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with marinara sauce. Spread the marinara over the dough, going all the way up to the edges of the pan.

  7. Top with 2 to 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese.

  8. Using an oven mitt or towel, slide the pizza into the oven and let it bake for 10 to 15 minutes. The cheese should be bubbling and golden.

  9. Optional: Brush the crust with the mix of honey and chile flakes. You can also brush with olive oil.

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