The family was craving pizza one night but we didn’t want to spend money on delivery and it was too hot to heat the oven. I thought, “Huh. I wonder if I could cook pizza in a skillet?” As it turns out, yes, yes I could. Pizza on the stove is my new favorite way to cook it. It takes minimal time, minimal effort (hooray!), and turns out better than most pizza I’ve tried. Give it a go and tell me what you think!
- 2 lb pizza dough
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup of shredded cheese I like quattro formaggio for an authentic taste.
- 1/2 tsp. Herbs de Provence
- olive oil
- Prepare your crusts by rolling and stretching your dough into two 8" circles. I find it easiest to prepare two smaller pizzas than one large.
- Coat a cast iron skillet with 1 tsp olive oil and heat on med-high.
- Once skillet is hot, place the first dough circle onto the skillet. Let cook until browned and crisp on the bottom, about 5-7 minutes.
- Flip the dough over. Arrange 1/2 of the sauce, Herbs, and cheese on your crust.
- Cover skillet with a lid.
- Cook until cheese is melted and crust is browned.
- Repeat with second crust.