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Cast-Iron Favorite Pizza

Cast-iron skillets are the perfect vessel for a crisp, deep-dish pizza without buying any extra cookware. Our team developed this meaty pizza, which is perfect for any time of year. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 package (3 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 pound deli ham, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted green olives
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine butter, eggs, grated Parmesan, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; let rest for 5 minutes. Grease a 12-in. deep-dish cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet; sprinkle with cornmeal. Press dough into pan; build up edges slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef, sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up meat into crumbles, 8-10 minutes; drain. Spread pizza sauce over dough to within 1 in. of edges; sprinkle with meat mixture. Top with mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, olives, mozzarella and shredded Parmesan.
  • Bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, 30-35 minutes. Serve with additional pizza sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 712 calories, 42g fat (19g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 1865mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Jean
    Jun 10, 2020

    Please let your bread dough thaw enough that it changes shape, and remember a pizzeria is a warm to hot place if your dough will not stretch or roll out step away and let it warm to room temperature. This helped me I rush things to much.