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cast iron skillet with Margherita pizza topped with fresh basil
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Cast Iron Margherita Pizza

A quick, easy and delicious trick for getting that brick oven style pizza at home! Use your cast iron skillet to make this tasty Cast Iron Margherita Pizza!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 542kcal


  • 8 oz prepared pizza dough if frozen, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 oz fresh mozzarella pearls or cut into small pieces
  • 1 oz shredded Italian cheese blend
  • fresh basil for topping


  • Place an approximately 10" cast iron skillet in oven and set to preheat to 450 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes
  • In the meantime, roll out pizza dough on lightly floured surface to fit pan
  • Carefully pull pan out of oven using hot pads or cast iron pan holders and drizzle 1 tablespoon oil in bottom of pan
  • Carefully add dough on top being careful not to touch the hot pan
  • Drizzle dough with remaining oil then spread with tomatoes and top with cheeses
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted and has just a few crispy spots
  • Cut 2-3 leaves of basil into tiny strips and add to top of pizza
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing


Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1064mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 3.6mg