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Easy Cast Iron Pan Pizza

This cast iron pizza uses store bought dough that comes out like you made it fresh. No need for overnight rising just give it a short rest and you are ready to go. By combining cooking on a stovetop skillet and then the broiler you eliminate the need for a fancy pizza stone. Make delicious pizzas in less than 2 minutes cooking time with this method.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 pizza
Calories 450 kcal


  • Store bought dough
  • Tomato sauce
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Garlic
  • Basil


  • Once you have gathered all your ingredients you want to gently remove the dough from the package. Then on a lightly floured work surface roll the dough into a ball. Cover the dough with a bowl creating a seal and let it sit for 1 hour
  • The dough should now be much easier to work with. Add a little more flour and start to stretch it out into a circle. Take your time here there is no rush to getting it right.
  • Preheat your cast iron skillet over a medium high heat on the stove top. You also want to pre heat your oven to the highest broil level possible (Ideally 550+).
  • Once the pan is hot you want to put your dough in and quickly build your pizza. Sauce, cheese, olive oil, basil right on top. The dough will start to cook and rise in the pan for about 1 minute.
  • Once the bottom is fully cooked you want to transfer it to the oven on broil. This will let it rise more and crisp up the top while melting the cheese. Should be under broil for less than 1 minute so keep your eye on it.
  • Transfer to a cooling cutting board and slice it up it's ready to eat.


  • This recipe is much easier if you don't have time to make dough. Store bought can actually be great you just need to know how to rest it.
  • Practice stretching your dough and placing it on the skillet. You may not get it right the first time.
Keyword cast iron, pan pizza, pizza, store bought dough