Skillet Pizza
Who doesn’t enjoy pizza?  I mean seriously this stuff is good!  Who ever created pizza should win a lifetime aware for BEING AMAZING!

We love to eat pizza!

Any kind: thin, hand tossed, pan, Chicago deep dish, New York style, Neapolitan  extra crispy, grilled, bites, calzone, Stromboli,  supreme, veggie and the list could go on and on.  My personal favorite is hand tossed pizza loaded with everything and topped with red pepper flakes.  I might even let you know that I am one of “those” people who dip their pizzas in ranch dressing.  Appalling I know, but I love it!

skillet pizza

This past weekend I was craving pizza.  When I need a quick fix we usually call Pizza Hut or Papa John’a and have one delivered 45 minutes later.  This go around I planned ahead and even made a homemade crust.  I wanted a simple pizza for lunch but Shaun wanted a little touch of meat with his pizza so he added some Italian sausage to his pizza.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

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Skillet Pizza

An easy way to cook your pizza by using a cast iron skillet instead of a pizza baking stone.

Yield: 2-3 servings

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Pizza Dough (Italian Stromboli Dough Recipe)
8 oz. pizza sauce
4 oz. mozzarella, cut into chunks
1 1/2 cup arugula

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Put skillet in for 15 minutes.
Flour your work surface and stretch the pizza dough into a large circle. (Does not have to be a perfect circle) Spread out the pizza sauce leaving a little bit around the edge uncovered by the sauce. Lay the cheese on top of the pizza.
Place the pizza into the skillet. (May be a two person job)
Place the pizza on the top rack in the oven.
Bake for 6 minutes and then turn to broil for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Top with arugula and serve warm.

 

Skillet Pizza

 

Other Skillet Pizza Recipes:
Bev Cooks
Kitchen Konfindence
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27 Responses to “Skillet Pizza”

  1. 1
    Kristen — February 27, 2013 at 7:20 am

    This is just brilliant!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 27th, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

      Thanks Kristen!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 27, 2013 at 8:07 am

    So gorgeous!! I love homemade pizza and it’s so cool that you made it in a skillet!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 27th, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

      Thanks Kayle – sometimes a homemade pizza is just better than an ordered one!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 27, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I love your love of pizza. I share it and now will be making skillet pizza ASAP!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 27th, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

      Thanks Cassie!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — February 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

    OK that’s it. This is the recipe post I needed to finally push me to buy a skillet. I love this!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 27th, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

      You definitely need a skillet! I love mine and use it all the time!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — February 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Now that I have a skillet, I can do this! Score!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 27th, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

      The best part is its easy to make in the skillet.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I swear I’ve been wanting to make skillet pizza for what feels like forever. Just shove me in the kitchen and make me do it, mk?

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    • azestybite replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

      I’ll be over this weekend to shove you! HAHA Seriously though you need to try it!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — February 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Such a smart way to make pizza! Your photos are gorgeous as well. That top one is making me NEED this for dinner. Love that you topped with arugula as well.

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    • azestybite replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

      Thanks Rachel!!

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    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl — February 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    This looks SO amazing! I had no idea that you could make pizza in a skillet! I love it :).

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    • azestybite replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

      It’s such an easy way to make pizza!!!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Um, this ‘za is GORGEOUS. I’ve had skillet pizza on the brain for months, I need to just execute already!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      Yes you do! You are going to love it.

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  10. 10
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

    We love pizza, too! Love the idea of making it in a skillet!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — February 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    This looks fantastic! Love the arugula!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

      Thanks Shelly!

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    Maria — February 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Skillet pizza is the best! Love this!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

      Thanks Maria!

      Reply

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    PolaM — March 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Have to try this technique: The crust looks perfect!

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  14. 14
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I need to jump on this skillet pizza bandwagon! It looks so perfectly crispy and omg I can’t take it – I’m so hungry!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

    What a great shot of pizza! I’ve tried taking pictures of pizza before. It never goes very well. It always looks so greasy. Next time I’m going to get some green stuff to cover it up. ;)

    And Pizza Hut. Oh my gosh. I don’t care what people think – Pizza Hut’s pan pizza is my favorite food ever. Hands down.

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    • azestybite replied: — March 10th, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

      Pizza is definitely hard to photograph! I have my good and bad days with photography. Now with the time change I’m going for more good photos. Fingers crossed.

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