Sadly, even though I have learned a lot about cooking from my mother, I don’t have any family cooking keepsakes. My mother did however buy me this cast iron skillet which I plan to hand down to my children one day! So I thought this would be a fun recipe to highlight this great kitchen tool. This recipe is more about the method, change up the toppings and the cheese and make this your own.
A recipe for ooey-gooey pan pizza, ready in half an hour… Close your eyes and you’ll think you’re in Italy! Its cheesy and decadent but healthy too 🙂
A half a batch of my Whole Wheat Iizza Dough Recipe
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 medium tomato, sliced
90 g grated part skim mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp fresh grated parmesan cheese
5–6 Fresh basil leaves, torn
Preheat your oven to 400.
You’ll need a cast iron skillet (preferably) or an oven safe skillet.
After you have made the dough and it has rested for an hour, pour one tbsp of the olive oil into the cast iron skillet. Use a brush or paper towel to completely grease the pan in an even layer with the oil.
Turn the heat on the pan to medium high.
Put the pizza dough in the frying pan (directly from the bowl) and spread it out completely covering the bottom of the pan.
When the bottom of the pizza is browned and you can see the dough is starting to cook on top, you can build your pizza;
Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil evenly over the dough.
Top with the tomato slices and then season them with salt and pepper.
Top with the mozzarella, then the Parmesan and then the basil.
Place the pan in the oven for 11-12 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is slightly browned. The crust should also be browned at this point.
1. This is another recipe idea inspired by Gordon Ramsay; I can see why he’s so famous!!!
2. Serve with your favourite green salad for a complete meal!
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Category: Main
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Italian