Katie Lee Biegel Easy Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Easy Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
This recipe is sponsored by Target. I am certifiably pizza-obsessed. Several years ago, I went to a pizza school called Verace Pizza Napoletana, whose mission is to “defend the honor of Neapolitan pizza.” To me, there is no pizza better than a Neapolitan pizza margherita. A thin, bubbly crust made of double-zero flour, simple tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and fresh basil, cooked in 90 seconds in a 900 degrees F (480 degrees C) wood-burning pizza oven. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Let’s be honest, though, it’s not realistic to make that kind of pizza at home very often, if at all. If you find yourself with a hankering for pizza, and you want to whip up a homemade version without waiting for dough to rise, this is the recipe for you. Homemade pizza dough with just two ingredients—Greek yogurt and self-rising flour—and no wait time for it to rise. It’s food science at its best!



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Brush a 12-inch (30.5-centimeter) cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the oil.  
  3. Mix the yogurt, flour and salt together in a medium bowl with your hands until it becomes a ball, then flatten into a disk and press into the skillet.  
  4. Brush the pizza dough with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough, leaving a 1-inch (2.5 centimeter) border around the sides, for the crust. Sprinkle the cheeses evenly over the sauce. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned, then let cool in the pan for 3 minutes.  
  5. Carefully slide the pizza out onto a cutting board. Top with more grated Parmesan, slice and serve.