Jimmy’s Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Recipe

We love pizza over here. Every Friday night when Jimmy was working in the city, we would pick him up from the train station and scoop up a pizza or two on the way home. Each week was a different pizza shop but it was our Friday night tradition. I would like to say we have the same tradition now being in quarantine but it’s more of an every night type meal. It’s an activity for everyone in the family to help make and everyone in the family to eat (including Teddy now that he is eating solid foods)! We used to follow this recipe, which is an old favorite, but we’re currently addicted to the skillet!

Ingredients :

  • Fresh pizza dough (we’ve been using the Terranova brand from Whole Foods and we really like it!)
  • Marinara Sauce (we love Rao’s)
  • Cheese (fresh mozz is our go-to although Jimmy likes to mix with shredded mozz as well)
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Cast Iron Skillet

Directions :

  1. Take pizza dough out of refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Place skillet in oven. This is important! You want the skillet to get hot as the oven heats up.
  3. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  4. Lightly flour a cutting board. Place dough on board and gently form into a circle about 12″ wide, or as wide as your skillet. The Terranova dough is really big so we usually cut it into two pieces to make two pizzas!
  5. Once the oven is preheated, use an oven mitt to take the skillet out of the oven.
  6. Put about one tablespoon of oil into skillet and move around to coat the bottom. Then add about one tablespoon of butter and move around the coat the bottom (it melts very quickly!)
  7. Carefully place dough in skillet. Quickly add sauce and top with cheese.
  8. Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Using an oven mitt, take skillet out of oven. Then use a spatula to remove cooked pizza from skillet and place on a cutting board. We like to cut the pizza right away so it cools quicker!
  10. Enjoy!

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