Pepperoni Skillet Pizza

21 Apr 2016

Pepperoni Skillet Pizza

A pepperoni pizza recipe that will keep you coming back for more! Deep dish pizza in a cast iron skillet.

Pepperoni Skillet Pizza


A couple of weeks ago, I bought a bag of sliced pepperoni. This bag didn't look like much. It was 500g worth which I thought would be perfect for a couple of pizzas, and it would be done. Boy, was I wrong!

I have been making this pepperoni pizza weekly since then, and it doesn't even look like I scratched the surface of the pepperoni in the bag! Which only means, in the weeks ahead, expect to see more pepperoni recipes on the blog.

Also, if anyone has any suggestions on other things to make using pepperoni, I would very much appreciate it.



Pepperoni Skillet Pizza


So back to this pizza. As you can see, I am quite obsessed with making skillet pizzas. Don't believe me? Well maybe my jalapeno popper skillet pizza and my pesto chicken skillet pizza, both of which I make on a regular basis, will convince you.

Even though this recipe is so simple, I decided to post it anyways because, hey! I'm sure another cast iron skillet pizza recipe to add to the arsenal couldn't hurt! But if you don't already have a cast iron skillet in your kitchen, GET ONE! This has been one of my favorite purchases this year. I don't know what I would do without it.


Pepperoni Skillet Pizza


As with all the cast iron skillets I make, this is very heavy on the crust. Basically a deep dish pizza. But I make sure the crust is so good, none of it will be left behind at the end.

I know that everyone out there already has their own favorite pepperoni pizza recipe that is tried and true, but if you haven't tried it in a cast iron skillet, I really think it is worth changing your recipe a little and trying it. Even if it is just one time. It is a completely new experience to a classic, and I liked it so much that this is the 3rd time making it this month.

I can honestly say that I make more homemade pizza than I order out. And if you try this recipe, I might be inclined to think that you will too!


 Pepperoni Skillet Pizza


Items you will need to make this recipe:



Pepperoni Skillet Pizza
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzerela cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 24 slices pepperonni

Directions:
  1. Sprinkle the yeast and brown sugar over warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  2. Turn mixer to the lowest setting and slowly add 2 cups flour 1/2 cup at a time. Add salt, onion powder and 1/4 cup butter. Integrate the remaining 2 cups flour and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, around 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Coat a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Shape the dough into a ball and place in the bowl, turning to coat all sides with oil. Cover the bowl with a towel and let rise in a warm area until dough has doubled in size, around 45 minutes. Punch down dough and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 12 inch cast iron skillet.
  5. Press the dough into and up the sides of the cast iron skillet. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the pizza. Sprinkle the mozzerella cheese and the Parmesan cheese over the pizza, and arrange the pepperoni slices on top.
  6. Bake on the bottom rack of the preheated oven and cook for 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing.



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17 comments:

  1. I've done the same thing when buying pepperoni! I should have made a few more pizzas--yours looks wonderful baked in the skillet!

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  2. Pizza in a skillet is such a good idea. And pepperoni pizza is the BEST!

    Sues

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  3. My everyday go-to pan is a cast iron skillet, but if you can believe this, I've never made a pizza in it! Gotta change that! I'm not a fan of deep dish, but that's because I live in Chicago, where "deep dish" means looks more like a lasagna than a pizza. Yours is very pleasantly "deep." I could go for that.

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  4. This is such a great idea! Love the depth the skillet gives the pizza - have you tried making a calzone in a skillet - maybe with pepperoni?

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  5. There is no such thing as too much pepperoni ;) Love this homemade skillet pizza! Yum :)

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  6. I love skillet pizza! Your crust looks amazing. I could really use a slice of this right now.

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  7. LOVE that you made this in a skillet!

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  8. Ummmmm, yeah, I need to make this skillet pizza for my hubby asap! I love making pizzas in a skillet but am always looking to try new recipes out, and this one sounds amazing!

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  9. I never made pizza in a skillet, I think my kids would love this, thank you for the idea. And a favorite way of eating pepperoni here is in the form of a pasta casserole: cooked pasta, pepperoni, fresh tomatoes, grated cheese, lots of basil, sour creme or creme fraiche, everything mixed together and baked.

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  10. Pizza and taco night are my two favorite nights of the week! This skillet pizza sounds awesome!

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  11. I love my cast iron pans and I love making pizza in them. I love crust so this way is always good for me, and it comes out so crispy and perfect.
    I'm afraid I can't be much help with the pepperoni! We don't want much pepperoni at all. But calzones, omellets, quiches maybe?

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  12. I wish I had this pizza right now! I can just taste the amazing crust. I'm pretty sure I could eat the whole thing myself, lol. Take care.

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  13. Great looking pizza! I hardly ever make pizza at home because we have such wonderful 'take out' pizza nearby. It's on my list of things I'd love to master, though! What about dicing the pepperoni into a salad? I have a great Manchego, Pepperoni and Green Apple salad on my blog. If you Google it, it should pop right up :)

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  14. We love homemade pizza and especially a thick crust like this. Good luck with the pepperoni - I bet you get super creative! Have a wonderful week.

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  15. Hi Cathleen, that is so funny, but I have done the same thing, you could make calzones. Your pizza does look perfect!!

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  16. Hi Cathleen, that is so funny, but I have done the same thing, you could make calzones. Your pizza does look perfect!!

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