Using a cast iron skillet to make pizza creates a uniquely crunchy, buttery crust, unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. You know how some folks eat pizza but leave the crusts behind? That doesn’t happen with Cast Iron Skillet Pepperoni Pizza. This pizza has all the cheesy, rich, melty flavor of pizza, and the spicy saltiness of pepperoni, but on top of the best pizza crust you’ve ever tasted. Cast Iron Skillet Pepperoni Pizza is actually really straightforward to make and only needs just over half an hour to make, so you can put down the delivery menu when you need a slice!
Ingredients• 1 tablespoon olive oil • 12-14 ounces pizza dough • 1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded • 3 ounces pepperoni, sliced • basil, optional, freshly chopped, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Coat a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet with the olive oil using a brush or paper towel.
Press the dough ball into the oiled cast-iron skillet to form a crust. Be sure to evenly form the dough into the skillet.
Ladle the sauce over the newly formed crust, to around 1 inch of the edge of the pan.
Layer the cheese over the sauce.
Place the pepperoni over the cheese. Bake until the crust is cooked through and the cheese is thoroughly melted, about 15-25 minutes depending on the size of the pan and thickness of the crust.
Remove the skillet from the oven and garnish with freshly chopped basil.