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Cast Iron Skillet Deep Dish Pizza

Updated on March 20, 2013

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Cast Iron Skillet Deep Dish Pizza

My husband had a craving for deep dish pizza, but he wanted to try something new. So he made a deep dish pizza in a cast iron skillet. It was yummy!

Adding the ingredients
Adding the ingredients | Source
Adding the sauce
Adding the sauce | Source
Adding the mozzarella cheese
Adding the mozzarella cheese | Source
Making holes in the covering dough
Making holes in the covering dough | Source
Everyone wants to help:)
Everyone wants to help:) | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 bag pizza dough, Usually found in the bakery section of your grocery store
  • 2 sliced chicken sausages, organic
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced bell peppers, yellow and red
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • As much as you want Boars Head turkey pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp for the sauce and 1 tbsp for the "toppings"
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon + a dash salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Flour, use as needed
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Steps

  1. In a saucepan cook olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes for a few minutes. Add the tomato sauce, basil, parsley, fennel seeds, onion powder, salt, pepper. Crush the marjoram and oregano with your thumb in the palm of your hand to release the flavor. Bring to a boil and then let the sauce simmer on low until you are ready to pour it in to the pizza. If it gets too thick add a little bit of water, but you want the sauce to be thick so that it doesn't make the bottom crust too soggy.
  2. Put the other tablespoon of olive oil in the pan and cook the sausage. Cook through and then set aside. Then add mushrooms, onions to the pan. Sprinkle a dash of salt on the mushrooms and onions to draw out water. Pour out any water in the pan. Next add the peppers and saute the vegetables for a few minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Put some flour on a clean surface in a pile then put the pizza dough on top. Knead the dough and cut in half to make 2 dough balls. Roll them out to make two flat round pieces (the bottom pizza pie crust and the top). Use flour as needed to keep the dough form sticking to your hands or the surface.
  4. Place the bottom pizza pie crust in the cast iron skillet and push it in to form to the skillet. Add your toppings and then sauce. Sprinkle the cheese on top and then cover with the top pie crust.Using a fork poke holes in the top pizza pie crust.
  5. Bake @ 350 for 30 min. Let the pizza stand for at least 10 minutes. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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      Insightful Tiger 2 years ago

      yummy! That sounds great! Please let us know how it turns out Yasuo!

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      Yasuo 2 years ago

      I think this fall, I am splurging on a dutch oven too - we have been tanlkig about roasting a whole chicken for a couple months now! I've never done it and I really really want to!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Thank you moonlake! It was yummy I will be trying it again soon as well :)

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I have to try this sounds so good. I like using my skillet anytime I can. Voted up and pinned.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Vespawoolf. I hope you enjoy it!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      We love our cast iron skillet and we made pizza in it once. I was pleased with how crunchy and delicious the crust turned out to be. I look forward to trying your deep dish recipe! Thanks!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Thank you for reading and sharing your comment, I think he is pretty clever too, lol. We can't wait to make it again!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      your hubby is clever is making pizza, over the stove! Voted up