Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza after baking an additional 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees.

Does your family love homemade pizza?  How about a Deep Dish Cast Iron Skillet Pizza?   We love pizza!  My teens love homemade pizza.  They had rather have this homemade deep dish pizza than any other pizza.  In the past, I made this pizza with my homemade pizza dough.   Lately, I have made our pizza using frozen bread dough.  It is really delicious, and easy to make!  Homemade pizza is even easier to make using my cast iron skillet because I do not have to roll the dough out.  All I have to do to get a pizza crust is allow the rolls to thaw out and rise and then flatten them using a glass.  I use Rhodes frozen dinner rolls.   My kids, especially my two 17-year-old boys, love a meat lovers pizza but you can add any of your favorite pizza toppings.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

I know I promised you healthier recipes this month, but I still have teenage boys.  They truly need their carbs and protein.  Casey is extremely active with sports.  He will burns off a piece of pizza in no time.   He believes football and pizza go together, so like a good mother Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza it is.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

For a 10 inch cast iron skillet, I use 14 frozen dinner rolls. I also have an 8 inch skillet which I use about 12 frozen dinner rolls. I use Rhodes frozen dinner rolls.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Allow the rolls to rise according to the package.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Take the bottom of a glass and press the rolls flat. Take you fingers and press the rolls against the sides of the skillet.  Use a fork and prink well. 

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Toppings we used for our Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Bake the crust for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees until light tan.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Spread pizza sauce on the bottom of the crust.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Bake your bacon in the oven. See my oven baked bacon directions!! I added a layer of crumbled bacon.   After adding the cheese on top, season well with Paul Prudhomme’s Pizza & Pasta Magic.  I truly love this seasoning. 

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Oven Fried Bacon Recipe. Recipe link below.

Oven Fried Bacon Post with directions.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

For this meat lovers pizza,after the bacon, I added a layer of pepperoni and ground sausage that has been browned.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe

Add the cheese on top and season WELL. I use Chef Paul Prudonne’s Pasta Pizza Magic. This seasoning is terrific!!

Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza


  • * 14 Frozen Dinner Rolls if using a 10 inch Cast Iron Skillet. I use Rhodes Dinner Rolls.
  • Toppings for this Deep Dish Meat Lovers Pizza
  • * 6 pieces of cooked hard crumbled bacon
  • * Pound ground sausage - browned and drained
  • * Pepperoni as needed
  • * 1/2 cup Pizza Sauce
  • * 2 cups shredded Mozzarella, Italian, cheddar, or a combination of these cheeses.
  • * Italian Seasonings - I use Paul Prudomme's Pizza Pasta Magic.


  1. Place 14 frozen dinner rolls into a 10 inch cast iron skillet that has been rubbed with a little vegetable oil.
  2. Allow rolls to thaw and rise as directed on the package.
  3. After they rise, press them down into the skillet using a glass. Use your fingers to press the rolls up the sides of the skillet.
  4. Use a fork, and prick the dough all over.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly tan.
  6. Spread pizza sauce on the bottom of the dough after removing from the oven.
  7. Layer all the toppings.
  8. Add the cheese on top of all the toppings.
  9. Season well!! Paul Prudomme's Pizza Pasta Magic.
  10. Bake 425 degrees about 15 to 20 additional minutes.
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  • Blanca September 28, 2014, 3:26 PM

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  • dianeroark July 20, 2014, 8:34 AM


    I am so excited your son loved the pizza. I enjoy my “Fine, Cast-Iron, China” too. I just had to experiment until I had a good skillet pizza recipe. I also love using my slow cooker and made a pizza in it which turned out crispy and perfect.

    I cannot wait to try BBQ Chicken pizza in my Cast Iron skillet.
    Thanks you for supporting my blog and leaving me a comment.

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    Diane Roark

  • Greg July 19, 2014, 10:17 PM

    Thank you…thank you…thank you! I cook about 3 times a week in my household and most weekends, and I primarily use my cast iron (or as my wife calls it, my “good China”). I have been looking for a great recipe on cast iron pizza, and found your website and recipe! This was so simple and delicious. I have a feeling that this will be requested many times by my 7 yr old son! He loved it!
    Thank you for sharing this!

  • dianeroark May 10, 2014, 7:58 AM


    Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza is easy and so good. I truly appreciate you sweet comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. I hope if you do not already follow my blog you will do so. You will receive post updates by e-mail. I also send out a monthly newsletter with cooking tips.

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  • Kris May 8, 2014, 7:16 PM

    My first attempt at cast iron skillet pizza .. was SOooo good :) Thank you for this recipe.

  • dianeroark April 14, 2014, 5:48 PM

    I am so glad you found my blog and this Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza. I hope you enjoy it. You can change the number of frozen yeast rolls depending on the size of your skillet.
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I hope you will consider following my blog.

    Diane Roark

  • April 14, 2014, 3:09 PM

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for skillet pizza

  • dianeroark March 19, 2014, 7:55 PM


    My kids like a deep dish pizza and I have a large cast iron skillet, but I would like to try the thinner crust with less rolls too. My husband loves a crunchy thin crust. I like this skillet pizza because it is much easier to prepare. I am going to try the thinner crust soon. I am pretty sure it will work fine.
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Please consider following my blog. Each month I send out a monthly newsletter with cooking tips. In April, I will be giving away a cookbook to one lucky follower.

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  • Donna P March 19, 2014, 4:46 PM

    I, too, would like to try a thinner crust, with fewer rolls. Even my 18 yr. old meat-loving son complained about the crust being too thick, overwhelming the meat taste; otherwise, delicious

  • dianeroark January 19, 2014, 8:17 AM


    Thank you for your kind words. I really love your blog. Your pictures are beautiful! They made each recipe look like I could just taste it.
    Thank you for stopping by and supporting I signed up for your e-mail so I will not miss your post. I am also going to make sure I am following your social medias.

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  • Andi @ The Weary Chef January 18, 2014, 11:08 PM

    You know I loved these pizzas because I featured them at Saturday Night Fever tonight! Thanks so much for making such a great recipe and linking up with us :) Have a great weekend!

  • dianeroark January 15, 2014, 11:30 AM


    This skillet recipe is pretty easy and so YUMMY! Make sure you lightly oil your cast iron skillet before adding the rolls.

    Blessings and thank you so much for leaving me a comment.
    Diane Roark

  • Dee January 14, 2014, 10:50 PM

    I have a cast iron skillet, but I’m still not used to it–sadly. I love this idea, and I’m going to give it a try–my kiddos would love this! Dee :)

  • dianeroark January 11, 2014, 4:08 PM


    Thank you for your sweet comment. We truly love this Cast Iron Deep Dish Skillet Pizza. I hope you get a chance to try it.
    I noticed you have a blog at I will go check it out.
    Diane Roark

  • Kristy M January 11, 2014, 3:56 PM

    This is great! Thank you for sharing and linking up at this week’s Friday Pin Fest!

  • dianeroark January 10, 2014, 11:22 AM

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message. I love using my cast iron skillet and it worked great with this pizza. Make sure you oil it a little before adding the dough. I too enjoy using my pizza stone but my family really like a deep dish pizza which game me the idea to make the pizza in the skillet.
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  • Donna January 10, 2014, 10:19 AM

    Thanks, Diane, for the idea of using my cast iron skillet! I used Trader Joe’s pizza dough, diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning, sausage and mozzarella baked on my pizza stone last week. My skillet is a smaller size so maybe I’ll try half of the dough (personal pan pizza?). My husband is not a huge pizza fan, so this gives me the chance to experiment with my options! The stone didn’t give me as crispy a crust as I like, but I think the skillet will. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

  • dianeroark January 10, 2014, 7:12 AM


    I have not tried to make a thin crust pizza in my cast iron skillet yet but I was going to. If I use fewer frozen dinner rolls, I may have to roll them out to get them to come together. This thick crust was so easy to do. I just let the rolls rise and have fun flatting them out with a glass.

    Thank you for stopping by. I know you always have a busy day. My days have gotten so busy with my blog it is overwhelming as I know you know what I am talking about.
    Diane Roark

  • Janine Huldie January 10, 2014, 7:02 AM

    We, too, love homemade pizza and just made one last week with a thin, crispy crust topped with fresh mozzarella, diced tomatoes, goat cheese and black olives. But always looking for new recipe for pizza and have yet again pinned to try this one, too! Thanks Diane for sharing and hoping you are having a wonderful Friday morning so far :)

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