Homemade Pan Pizza

Homemade Pan Pizza

Homemade pan pizza is just one of many homemade pizzas I experiment with.  My interest in homemade pizzas started when I learned that people grill pizza.  That is an entirely different topic and one that I will tackles as soon as spring comes around.

For this recipe, I am going to use a cast iron skillet and bake in my oven.  As a teenager I worked at Pizza Hut and I will say that a cast iron skillet is extremely close to what they use for their pan pizzas.  They put a lot of oil in theirs.  I am not a fan of soaking it oil, though it would probably make my crust crispier.

Pizza dough is another thing that I have experimented with a lot.  I am still far from having it right.  For this recipe, I used my homemade bread and added some Italian seasoning and oregano to it.

This is, however, my first attempt at a homemade pizza sauce.  It turned out pretty good.  I will probably add some fresh garlic next time but this a good sauce.

One of the most important aspects of a pizza is the choice of cheese.  For this pizza I purchased some mozzarella with herbs from the butcher shop in town that carries local cheeses.  This cheese came from Dimock Cheese.  Buy blocked cheese and shred it yourself.  Pre-shredded cheese has a waxy coating on it that prevents it from melting how you’d like.  Getting a good cheese and shredding it yourself really helps with both the look and taste of your pizza.

Homemade Pan Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Pizza dough and sauce from scratch. Top with your favorite toppings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 1185 kcal


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Blender


Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Crust

Pizza Toppings


Homemade Pizza Crust

  • Add yeast to warm water and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl or blender with dough blade
  • Add water and yeast to mixer/blender
  • Add water and yeast to mixer/blender
  • Add dough to greased bread pan and cover with plastic wrap
  • Let raise while you make pizza sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • Add tomato sauce to blender
  • Add tomato paste to blender
  • Add italian seasoning, oregano, garlic salt and pepper
  • Mix until blended


  • Cover inside of cast iron skillet with butter
  • Spread pizza crust across bottom and sides of pan
  • Spread pizza sauce over pizza crust
  • Add a small amount of shredded cheese
  • Add desired toppings
  • Cover with remaining cheese
  • Bake or grill at 450 degrees until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown



Calories: 1185kcalCarbohydrates: 147gProtein: 48gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 4416mgPotassium: 2552mgFiber: 19gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 3292IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 531mgIron: 16mg
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