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How to make pizza in a cast-iron skillet. A deep-dish pizza that’s crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

There is no better way to cook homemade pizza than in a cast-iron skillet. Cast iron skillet pizza is simple to make and worth the effort. If you are new to cast iron cooking, pizza is the best place to start. This is an easy way to make a perfect pizza. You will want to give it a try! I just started using cast iron and I love it! I wish I would have started using it a long time ago. I've had my share of food stick to the skillet but I’ve learned to be patient and give the skillet time to get hot. A hot skillet is key to successful cast iron cooking along with seasoning your skillet properly. I suggest cooking bacon for the first time you use your skillet. The bacon fat will give you a nice nonstick surface in addition to seasoning.

What does season cast iron mean? Seasoning is the process used to protect cast iron from rusting and to provide a non-stick surface for cooking and baking.

To make your pizza you're going to start cooking it on the stovetop. This step is going to preheat the skillet and help the dough rise, giving you a crispy crust, and a chewy deep-dish pizza.

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I use store-bought pizza dough but you can certainly make your own. For store-bought dough take it out of the package and coat it lightly with olive oil, this will keep your dough from getting dry on the top. You want your dough room temperature to rise. Cold dough isn't easy to work with. Since the pizza is getting started on the stovetop that will allow your dough to finish rising so don't worry if the dough isn't completely raised.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Use olive oil to lightly coat the entire inside of the skillet.

Shape your dough and place it in the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes on the stove top at medium heat, checking the bottom after 3 minutes to make sure the bottom doesn't burn.

After 5 minutes add your sauce, cheese and toppings and bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.



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Hello, my name is Wendy I live in upstate NY with my husband and four children. Now that my children are getting older I have some extra time to share my experiences, recipes, traditions and life tips.

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