Cast Iron Pizza


  1. Pizza Dough
  2. 3.5 cups flour
  3. 0.5 cup olive oil
  4. 2 tablespoon salt
  5. 1 packet yeast
  6. 1.5 cup water
  7. 2 tablespoon sugar
  8. Sauce
  9. Half onion chopped
  10. 4 cloves chopped garlic
  11. Red pepper flake
  12. 28 ounce San Mariano tomato can
  13. 3 leaves basil
  14. Half can of water
  15. Thyme
  16. Toppings
  17. Half a cup of shredded mozzarella
  18. 5 basil leaves torn
  19. Drizzle of olive oil


  1. Add yeast to 95F to 100F water. Add sugar to activate for 15min.

  2. Combine the flour and salt in separate bowl.

  3. Once yeast mixture blooms. Create a well in the dry mix then add with olive oil.

  4. Mix bowl until it comes together. Pull together and knead on a lightly floured counter top for 5 to 10 minutes or until no clumps remain.

  5. Roll it into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl to proof at room temp for 6 hours minimum or overnight.

  6. After proofing, lightly knead to punch out air and divide dough into 8 pieces. Proof for an hour in room temp minimum or over night in the fridge.

  7. For sauce, add oil to a pan an add garlic, onion, and pepper flakes. Cook until garlic and onion are translucent.

  8. To a blender, add canned tomatoes with half its can in water. Add the lightly roasted onion, garlic, and pepper flakes. Add dried parsley.

  9. Blend for a few minutes or until completely pureed. Then simmer the sauce over the stove for 30 minutes.

  10. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

  11. Roll out dough on a lightly floured counter until roughly 11in or just short of the diameter of your cast iron skillet.

  12. Heat up skillet before adding some olive oil. Then add the flattened dough.

  13. Once the bottom of the dough starts to brown. Add pizza sauce and some shredded mozzarella (with pre ove toppings) then place in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the outside of the crust browns.

  14. Remove after 15 or 20 minutes. Remove from skillet and add hand torn basil and a drizzle of olive oil (or whatever post oven toppings you want) before the pie cools.

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