The Pan Pizza
Updated: Aug 14, 2022
Back when Pizza Hut was gourmet; I am talking about their pan pizzas. I wonder why would any business stop producing the product that made them famous in the 1st place. I mean, their pan pizzas are to die for. Now, Pizza Hut just throws everything at the wall and sees which one sticks.
I am using my multi-purpose pizza dough for this recipe. The trick is to stretch out the dough on a 10" cast iron skillet 2 times. The 1st is the initial stretch which is to warm up the dough, allowing the gluten to sorta stretch and relax. The 2nd and final stretch is to fully pull out the dough to the size of the skillet.
Another trick to take note of is to cover the entire dough with sauce. Yes, those cwispy burnt bits at the edges matter the most when it comes to pan pizzas. You can go heavy on the cheese, but I tend to minimize it. You can also add pepperoni, I decided to go with my homemade turkey bacon jam. The possibilities are kinda endless, this is pan pizza after all.
(Make 2 pizzas)
My Multi-Purpose Pizza Dough, 2 Dough Balls / 250g Each
Grapeseed / Sunflower / Peanut / Canola Oil, For Greasing
Tomato Sauce Homemade, 1 Recipe Or Pepperoni (Optional)
Low Moisture Mozzarella
Turkey Bacon Jam Homemade, A Few Pinches (Optional)
Fresh Basil Coarsely Chopped, A Handful
Cast Iron Skillet 10"
Please visit my “How To Make Tomato Sauce" page for the recipe.
Please visit my “How To Make Turkey Bacon Jam" page for the recipe.
Please visit my “My Multi-Purpose Pizza Dough” page for the dough recipe.
Lightly grease the skillet with some oil.
Place pizza dough onto the center of the skillet and stretch it out slightly.
Cover and set aside for 1 hr.
Preheat the oven to the highest temperature setting or set it to broil.
After 1 hr, stretch out the dough again, to the sides of the skillet this time.
Cover and set aside for another hr.
Spoon and spread the tomato sauce over the pizza dough covering it entirely.
Top the pizza off with some freshly grated mozzarella and parmigiano.
Dollops some turkey bacon jam or add some pepperoni, if using, over the top.
Wack into the oven and broil until the dough is baked (top and bottom) and the cheese has melted.
*If the top cooks faster than the bottom, shift the rack to the bottom of the oven.*
Carefully remove from the oven and garnish with some basil.
Slice and serve immediately.
Repeat the steps for the remaining pizza.
A bite of yummiliciousness...