Deep Dish Cast Iron Pizza (2 Cast Iron Pizzas)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough, room temperature
  • all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara or pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • toppings of choice:
  • pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, onions, pineapple, ham, mushrooms, broccoli, etc

Preparation

1. Remove pizza dough several hours before baking pizzas to bring the dough to room temperature. This step makes it easier to stretch the dough. 

2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

3. Sprinkle work surface lightly with flour, divide the dough in half and using your hands or a rolling pin, roll out the dough into an even circle. Leave the dough for a few minutes to rest and then roll out one more time to be 1 inch larger than the cast iron pans. 

4. Grease the cast iron pans with butter or oil and place the dough in the pans to just come up the sides. You can press it down with your fingers to keep its shape. 

5. Top with half of the marinara sauce, sprinkle with cheese and desired toppings.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbly. 

7. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the pizza into slices. You can also slide the pizza onto a cutting board and then cut into wedges.

Accompaniments

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Veggie Heavy Pizza Sauce