Stove Top Skillet Pizza

No need to heat up the house with this easy Stove Top Skillet Pizza. You can have dinner from stove to table in 30 minutes. 
Pizza is one of those meals that will pretty much please everyone! I make homemade pizza year round, but during the summer it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. We don't dare crank up the oven, so most times my husband and I just grill our pizza outside, especially if we're feeding a crowd.  

We live in Texas and our summers are definitely hot and humid, so I really don't like standing outside in 100+ degrees, dripping with sweat assembling pizzas. Making homemade pizza should be a simple and not time consuming or complicated. 

To solve our pizza cooking dilemma, we make Stove Top Skillet Pizza using a cast iron pan. Cooking your pizza on the stove top is quick, easy and dinner can go from stove top to table in 30 minutes. Now that's simple!!! For this particular pizza recipe I used the new 12 - inch Lodge Cast Iron Dual Handle Pan

This dual handle pan is new to my collection, but no worries because it came pre-seasoned and ready to use. I've been cooking with Lodge cast iron for as long as I can remember. My mother cooked with it, so that's how I was taught. I have included just a few of my favorite pieces below. 

Lodge cast iron cookware is also made in the USA and really easy to clean! Just hand wash (with mild soap), dry promptly, rub with oil and store. As you can see I have a glass-top stove and I use my cast iron pans on my stove top all the time. Just take care not to drop the pan or slide it across the glass surface. 

I have included step-by-step photos to show you how easily this skillet pizza came together. For more of a traditional oven-baked pizza and (to brown the crust edges), you can put the pizza under the ovens broiler for a minute or two once the pizza is cooked.  I how easily this dual handle pan is to hold and goes from stove top to oven in a snap.  

I'm still amazed every time I make this pizza at just how easy the whole process is. If you make this recipe stop back by and let me know how you liked it!  Happy pizza making!!!!!

Yield: 1 medium pizza
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Stove Top Skillet Pizza

Stove Top Skillet Pizza

No need to heat up the house with this easy Stove Top Skillet Pizza. You can have dinner from stove to table in 30 minutes.
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 40 Min


  • 1 recipe of No Fail Pizza Crust 
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1 1/2 cups block style Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • optional toppings: onions, green peppers, olives, Italian sausage, mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • 10 - 12 inch cast iron skillet
No Fail Pizza Crust
  • 2 1/2 - cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 oz packet yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)


  1. First prepare the pizza dough according to the recipe (cut in the ingredients in half if just making one pizza) and set aside.
  2. To make the crust, dissolve the yeast in warm water (110 degrees) and set aside. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together.
  3. Add the softened butter and cut into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or fork. Add the yeast mixture and stir together to combine.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until well blended. Place the pizza dough into a oiled bowl and turn the dough to coat. Let rest for about 20 minutes.
  5. Cover the bowl with dish towel or plastic wrap while the dough rests.
  6. Place the cast iron pan on the stove top over medium-high heat. While the pan is warming get all your toppings ready so they're easy to grab when it comes time to assemble the pizza.
  7. On a floured surface, roll the pizza dough out into a 10 inch circle about 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in the cast iron pan and wipe with a paper towel to spread the oil.
  9. Transfer the pizza dough to the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes or until bubbles start to form on top and the crust is golden brown and crispy on the bottom.
  10. Flip the pizza crust over using a spatula and quickly add about 2-3 spoons of pizza sauce, desired toppings and cheese.
  11. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pan, so the cheese melts and the toppings warm through.
  12. If you want a crispier pizza crust around the edges, place the skillet under your oven broiler for just a couple minutes. Watch closely or it will burn. 
  13. Transfer pizza to a cutting board, cool, slice and serve.


    One full recipe of the pizza dough will make two medium size skillet pizzas. It is also best to use block style cheese for this recipe because it melts better than packaged shredded cheese that has a coating. 

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    Colleen said…
    Pizza looks delicious.
    Have been wanting to get a dual handle skillet; but seems like the cast iron is getting heavier and heavier for me to handle but doesn't stop me from using my C.I.S. OR stopping me from making this pizza.
    Thanks 4 sharing the recipe.
    Tamara Camera said…
    It's picture perfect. I don't believe we have a dual handle pan but I know we need one. We have just one good skillet but a lot more reasons than one to use it. My son loves pepperoni pizza and so do I. And everyone here thinks that homemade pizza is the best!!
    Unknown said…
    You had me at skillet! I love using my cast iron and I'm always looking for new reasons to use it! The pizza looks super yum ;)
    Unknown said…
    Looks like the perfect pizza to me. My kids LOVE pizza. we have it at least once a week. We love making our own so this would be a great way to enjoy it a new way. YUM!
    Heather D said…
    These skillet recipes look so cool. For some reason the skillet scares me. I love pizza thought so I might just try out this recipe!
    Ali Rost said…
    I've never thought of making pizza in a skillet before, but it really looks like a dream! Every Sunday night, our neighbors get together for pizza and I'm going to have to try your recipe. I'm sure everyone will be excited for something new and different. x
    LisaLisa said…
    Wow, so funny to see this post because just this past weekend my husband promised the kids he would make his signature deep dish pizza in our cast iron skillet. He's been making them for years and I love those skillets! Your pizza look so delicious!
    Melissa said…
    I am in the market for another skillet like this one you are using. My old one got used a few too many times but I love eating a good pizza in one of these. I will have to try your recipe once I get the pan. Thanks for sharing, it looks really yummmy!
    Kiwi said…
    Now this is inventive. Skillet pizza sound great. I would love to try it this way in the future.
    Paula Schuck said…
    Okay so first off this pizza looks great. My kids adore pizza. It is their favourite food ever. And it looks easy too. Not even kidding when I tell you that I have no skillet at all. None. I need a skillet badly and have been hunting for one at a good price. But I have not yet found one. I am now going to check out this brand Lodge that you mentioned. Thanks so much!
    Unknown said…
    Pizza on the stovetop? No way! I just told my husband about this and he looked at me like I was crazy. I will have to make it now.
    Colleen said…
    Made my 1st skillet pizza yesterday. Easy, peasy and Delicious.
    I did put mine in the oven; under the broiler for just a minute or 2.
    Was so good; making another one later today.
    Farrah Less G. said…
    This is so cool to have I have seen this in a local restaurant here in Tennessee. They serve home cooked meal very tasty. I believe this is heavy pan right? I've been wanting to buy one of this your pizza look perfectly done. My husband would be thrilled on this pan as he loves pizza.