The wife and I decided to make cast iron skillet pizzas for dinner. These are very easy to make and are absolutely delicious. We cheat a little and buy store made dough and sauce, but these are so good, there’s no reason to change it. I decided to put spicy sausage, pepperoni, jalapenos, mushrooms, and black olives in my pizza. I topped it off with fresh oregano, basil, and parsley then shredded some fresh parmesan. I made a whipped garlic butter to brush on the crust and it turned out great.
Here’s the steps I used.
Grease your cast iron skillet. I’ve used butter in the past, but this time I used olive oil. I laid my dough in the pan after rolling it out and added a layer of both spicy sausage and pepperoni. Make sure that you create a layer of ingredients before adding your sauce or your crust will get soggy. I put my mushrooms, black olives, and jalapenos on next, then I roasted up some garlic and mixed that in with my sauce and put a layer on top. I added the mozzarella cheese next and put on the fresh herbs. I minced up the parsley, oregano, and and added that then shredded some parmesan cheese on top. I brushed my garlic butter on the crust and put it in the oven. I baked it at 450F for 25 minutes, but check it around 20 minutes or so. It came out perfectly! Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting into it to let the cheese set.
To create the whipped garlic butter, I used 8oz of whipped non-salted butter (this was way too much, but now we have some in the fridge). I pressed some garlic into the butter, I used about 2 bulbs, but use as much or as little as you like. Next, add soy sauce 1tsp at a time. I ended up adding 4tsp, but add to your taste. It will turn a nice creamy brown when you’re done.