Tuesday, December 10, 2013

iron skillet

Last night when my boys got home from wrestling practice they were greeted by a yummy iron skillet deep dish pizza.  It was so good that I just had to talk about it and share it and encourage others to try it.  So...do.

I am not very good at using my heavy iron skillet, still learning the in's and out's of it.  I like that every iron skillet develops it's own personality and I hope that with good care and lots of use mine will serve me well for a long time.

On to the recipe...

This is not my picture.
1.  Make a pizza dough using your favorite dough recipe.  Press dough into and up the sides of a greased iron skillet and let rise for 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 425.
2.  In a separate pan brown 1 lb. of ground beef.  Add 1/2 cup chopped onion, and clove or two of chopped garlic, continue cooking.
3.  Add to meat in pan whatever Italian herbs you like (I used basil, thyme, oregano).  Add a 6 oz can of tomato paste and 6 oz of water.  Cook and stir.
4.   Spread the meat and sauce mixture over your risen dough.  Top with one chopped tomato. 
5.   Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.  Top with 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes longer.  Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.  REALLY, let it sit.
6.  The whole thing should slide easily out of the pan onto a cutting board for ease of cutting.
Served with a salad this is an amazing meal.  Definitely a hungry family pleaser!!


  1. I wish I had a skillet!! I have wanted one for a while now!!

    Hope your family loved it!! :)

  2. I would call this "the Ease of Pizza"
    Sounds so yummy...
    Might try making the topping and try variations on "dough", like pita, GF flatbread.
    Thanks for posting! Miss Connie

  3. Now I want an iron skillet! That looks AND sounds amazing!! :)