Deep Dish Pizza Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet

This deep-dish pizza recipe is as easy as homemade pizza gets! We love pizza night but sometimes you have to switch it up. This delicious recipe is a fun twist on your classic homemade pizza and can still be customized with any toppings or sauce you want!

Using a cast-iron skillet for this recipe makes cooking and clean-up so easy. And don’t worry, we won’t judge you if you use homemade pizza dough and sauce if that means more time for the family!

Pro-tip: this is a great recipe to sneak vegetables in for the kids since they’ll be buried beneath sauce and cheese! They’ll never know the difference.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet:

We’d love to see how your pizza turned out and what toppings you added! Take a photo of your deep-dish pizza and tag us on Instagram with #hungryfortruthsd.

For another tasty recipe, check out last month’s Savory Bacon Deviled Eggs Recipe. Happy cooking!


Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan cheese to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • crushed red bell pepper flakes to taste
  • toppings of choice!


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Coat a 10-inch cast-iron pan with olive oil and run a garlic clove around for seasoning.
  • Spread pizza dough on the cast iron pan, making sure to press against the sides.
  • Sprinkle in half of the mozzarella cheese, then add your toppings, then sauce. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, crushed red bell pepper flakes and grated parmesan cheese.