It's been all about pizza this summer and I ain't complaining. This easy and simple salami and mushroom skillet pizza is another delicious one to add to the books. It's got the crispiest pizza crust and is topped with earthy mushrooms, salty salami, and fresh gooey mozzarella cheese. These ingredients are just meant for each other. Plus, this perfectly crisp pizza is ready in eat in about 10 minutes and is made entirely in a cast-iron or oven safe skillet. No pizza stone required.
What is in this Skillet Pizza?
- pizza dough - either homemade pizza dough or storebought. Try my homemade sourdough pizza dough using discard sourdough starter.
- pizza sauce - either homemade or storebought.
- cremini (brown) mushrooms
- mozzarella cheese - fresh mozzarella is best. Slice it up or just tear some pieces off the mozzarella ball.
- fresh basil leaves
How to Make the Best Salami and Mushroom Skillet Pizza
- Prepare the pizza dough. Transfer pizza dough onto a floured surface. Gently press the pizza dough with your fingers into an 8-inch circle.
- Cook pizza on the skillet. Heat a cast-iron skillet (or oven safe skillet) over medium-high heat on the stove. Once hot, place the flattened dough onto the skillet and spread it over the entire skillet. Quickly add pizza sauce and spread evenly. Place sliced mushrooms, salami, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil on top. Cook for 5 minutes or until the bottom of the crust starts to brown.
- Transfer pizza to oven. Transfer the skillet into a preheated broiler and cook for 3 minutes or until the crust is blistered and slightly charred. Keep a close eye on the broiler because the crust can burn quite quickly.
- Serve. Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the pizza onto a plate or cutting board. Slice into 4-6 pieces and serve.
Tips for Making Pizza in a Skillet
- Use an oven-safe skillet. I recommend using a cast-iron skillet. It allows you to easily transfer the pizza from the stovetop to the oven without removing it out of the skillet. You can still make this pizza in a regular skillet. Just carefully transfer the pizza onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and place under the broiler.
- Make your own pizza dough. If you have the time, try making your own pizza dough. You can make your own using commercial yeast or with sourdough starter. I love using sourdough pizza dough for it's airy and chewy crust with great flavour.
- Prep your ingredients before you start. Have all your ingredients (sauce and toppings) prepped and ready to go. Once your pizza dough hits the skillet, you will need to add everything immediately.
More Pizza Recipes
- Easy Skillet Neapolitan Margherita Pizza
- Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
- Mushroom and Arugula Skillet Pizza
- Classic Roman Herbed Potato Pizza
- 30-Minute BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Homemade Calzones
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