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The Best Cast Iron Pizza

Karissa Helbert
Crispy cheesy baked cast iron pizza.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 13 hrs
Total Time 13 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup water, cold
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 oz. shredded mozzarella & provolone cheese mix
  • toppings of choice


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt.
  • Stir in cold water and combine well. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Allow dough to rest on the countertop for 12 to 18 hours. (It should double in size and move when you tilt the bowl).
  • Sprinkle the dough with a little flour (about a 1/2 tbs.) Lightly stir until it forms a loose ball.
  • Grease a 10-inch cast iron skillet with the olive oil, making sure you grease up the sides of the pan.
  • Place the dough ball in the greased skillet, spreading close to the edge with oiled fingers. (It's okay if it doesn't spread completely to the edges).
  • Cover the pan with a lid or plate and let rest for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to highest temperature. (Mine happens to be 550* F)
  • Add sauce, cheese, and toppings to the risen dough.
  • Start cooking the pizza on a stove-top burner on medium high for 3 minutes.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake about 12 minutes (if oven is at 550* F, if your oven temp. is lower cook an additional 2-4 minutes or until golden).
  • Be careful when removing from the oven, the pizza will be extremely hot, Enjoy!


I cook the pepperoni in the microwave between two paper towels for 20 seconds before placing on the pizza.
Keyword dough, pizza