Skillet Deep Pan Pizza

Say no to take out pizza and make your own easy Deep Pan Pizza made in a cast-iron skillet. Layers of meats, cheeses, and a golden crust.

Say no to take out pizza and make you own easy Deep Pan Pizza made in a cast-iron skillet. Layers of meats, cheeses, and a golden crust.

I’m a southern raised girl and have only heard of the epic deep pan pizzas made in Chicago. They look really good and I hope someday I will be able to enjoy one of those bad boys.

But, in the meantime, I wanted to make my own version. A much easier version.

Say no to take out pizza and make you own easy Deep Pan Pizza made in a cast-iron skillet. Layers of meats, cheeses, and a golden crust.

I knew I wanted to use my Lodge cast iron skillet so I would get the best golden crust that won’t stick. I also don’t have the time or skills to make my own crust so I use either one already made that I can get at my local Publix or the Pillsbury pizza crust which comes in a tube. Use whichever crust is the easiest for you and what you can find in your area.

For the meat, I used sausage, ground beef, and turkey pepperoni. I’ve used turkey pepperoni for so many years now because there is a lot less fat but still has loads of flavor. I can also imagine this pizza made with Italian sausage, ham, shredded chicken or any other type of meat.

TIP: After I cook my sausage and ground beef, I will pour the cooked meat into a metal colander which is in the sink and run hot water over it to wash off most of the grease. If you are trying to control the amount of fat you consume, this is a great way to remove most of it. This process will also keep your crust from getting soggy from the extra grease.

Say no to take out pizza and make you own easy Deep Pan Pizza made in a cast-iron skillet. Layers of meats, cheeses, and a golden crust.

For the sauce, once again, I went easy. I buy the jar version of pizza sauce. I used mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, but there are so many other cheeses out there to use also. The veggies consisted of green peppers and onions which I sliced and sauted first.

There are so many different options to make this deep pan pizza your own.

Say no to take out pizza and make you own easy Deep Pan Pizza made in a cast-iron skillet. Layers of meats, cheeses, and a golden crust.
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4.91 from 10 votes

Skillet Deep Pan Pizza

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Let Rest:5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Tammy

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Pizza sauce
  • 1 can Pillsbury pizza crust
  • 1/2 lb Sausage
  • 1/2 lb Ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Turkey pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 cup Black olives, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  • Heat oven 400 degrees
  • Cook sausage and ground beef until done in a separate skillet. Drain off grease and set aside. Saute green peppers and onions until just soft.
  • Unroll dough in a 10" cast iron skillet and press on the bottom and up the sides. Tuck in the excess around the edges. Spoon the pizza sauce over the bottom and sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Spoon the meat over the cheese and top with the sauteed veggies, pepperoni, sliced olives. Top with remaining cheeses.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes for easier serving of each slice.

Notes

NOTE: Any meats may be used in this pizza. To control the amount of fat, wash off ground beef and sausage in a colander in the sink with hot water. Other cheeses may be used or substituted. I also will cook up a 1 pound each of the meats and only use 1/2 of it and freeze the rest in a reusable zip bag to use in the next recipe.
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Enjoy,

Tammy

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17 Comments

  1. I am giving this recipe a 5 stars because it looks absolutely delish! I would not have thought to use my iron skillet to make PIZZA but it works so well!! Going to the grocery tomorrow and will get one of those Pillsbury pie crusts cause nobody got time for homemade crust. Love the tip of rinsing the meat. You are one smart cookie. Pinned.5 stars

  2. I have got to try this recipe! Not only is pizza my husband’s favorite, but I love cooking in my Lodge cast iron skillet– best purchase I ever made!

  3. Ahh, a perfect pizza for dinner! I really love a good pizza like this, it looks so yummy!5 stars

  4. This looks so amazing. I’ve never tried pizza in a skillet before. I mean I have ate it, just never made it myself before. I certainly will have to give it a try soon.

  5. I wish I had everything on hand to make this recipe right now. I’ve never made homemade deep dish pizza before. It looks so yummy.5 stars

  6. This turned out amazing. I try to avoid ordering out because of the calories and amount of sodium that they be putting in stuff. Making homemade pizza has been on my list for a while now. I’ve just never found a recipe (until now) that actually seemed doable and would be something that my family could enjoy.5 stars

  7. That looks so good, and I love the combination of toppings that you chose. I never thought to make pizza in a skillet, but what a great way to cook it!

  8. Hmmm yum! This Skillet Deep Pan Pizza is making me drool! Looks really mouthwatering. I would love to have this NOW!5 stars

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