Cast Iron Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Bake
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Easy Cast Iron Skillet Tortilla Pepperoni Pizza Dinner

Cooks in 30 Minutes Difficulty Easy 0 comments

Introducing a simple yet delicious twist on pizza: skillet pizza made with layers of flour tortillas. This easy-to-make recipe features classic toppings like mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, onion, and pre-cooked bacon for a flavorful meal in your cast iron skillet. Dive into this satisfying dish that combines the convenience of tortillas with the comfort of homemade pizza.

As a working mom, I love having a meal or two up my sleeve that’s simple and easy to pull off. Pizza is pretty simple, but this cast iron recipe makes it even easier. There’s no need to make pizza dough, as you are using tortillas as the crust. Each layer is topped with cheesy goodness to come together as a delicious main dish for your weeknight meals. Serve the thick layered pizza with a simple garden salad, and you’ve got a complete, satisfying meal. 

Best of all, since we are making this in the cast iron skillet and baking in the oven, you can toss it together, pop it in the oven, and forget about it for thirty minutes. So go ahead and relax with your phone or get time to flip the laundry. Your family will think you worked hard on this simple dish, but only you will know the truth! 

See our peach crisp if you’re looking for more new recipes to cook in your cast-iron skillet!

Cast Iron Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Bake

Why You Will Love This Recipe

It’s pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza? That means there won’t be any complaints at the dinner table tonight. Not even fussy eaters are going to complain about all that tastiness. 

Customizable. You can add your favorite toppings other than the ones I mention here; by all means, add them between the layers of this tasty dinner recipe. 

It’s cost-effective. This pizza can be as simple as you wish, reducing the overall cost quite a bit. Even with some extra toppings, you can feed a family for relatively little with this easy tortilla pizza recipe. 

Let’s make this skillet tortilla pizza. 

We begin by getting out our seasoned large cast iron skillet. My skillet is just the right size to fit the largest flour tortillas, which can be purchased at your local grocery chain. I used simple white flour tortillas, but you can use other flavors if you wish. 

This easy dinner is all about the layers. Each layer alternates, starting with the base layer. Lay a flour tortilla in the cast iron skillet. Open your pizza sauce. For this recipe, I used store-bought pizza sauce (Classico). The whole jar ended up being used, which is a plus in my books because having extra sauce sitting around means having to devise ways to use it. Ugh. Less work equals a happy home chef.

Once you have the tortilla sauced, sprinkle some of the pizza mozzarella on. Don’t go nuts because you will sprinkle more after laying the pepperoni. I just found this pepperoni by Marc Angelo at our local Metro. It’s drier than other brands and superb for home pizza making. 

After you’ve added the extra cheese on top of the pepperoni, you will lay another tortilla. This time, after the sauce is added, we are adding some cut-up, crisped, pre-cooked bacon. I crisp mine up simply in the microwave for two minutes. Then, I lay it on a paper towel to remove extra grease. If you don’t mind the extra work, it will crisp even better in a hot 425F oven for five minutes. 

We also add some diced white onion to the bacony layer, adding another depth of flavor to the cast-iron skillet pizza. Repeat these layers again. You will notice that the cast-iron skillet is getting full. So, for the last layer, we sauced and added a blend of cheddar mozzarella shredded cheese and parmesan cheese. The last thing we do before baking this layered dinner in the oven is add a generous sprinkle of Italian seasoning over the top. 

We bake the cast iron pan pizza uncovered in a high-heat, preheated oven at 450F. Place the skillet on the center rack and bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the top is a nice golden brown. It’s going to smell and taste delish. A large cast iron pizza of this nature should easily be cut into eight equal portions. 

Ingredients:

Pepperoni: Elevates the pizza with its savory and slightly spicy flavor, adding depth and richness to each bite.

Pre-Cooked Bacon: Provides a crispy texture and smoky taste that enhances the overall indulgence of the pizza.

White Onion: Adds a subtle sweetness while providing a slight crunch.

Pizza Sauce: Serves as the flavorful foundation, infusing the pizza with tangy tomato goodness and tying all the ingredients together. You can use your favorite sauce for this pizza. 

Flour Tortillas: Holds the pizza layers together and serves as the ‘crust.’

Pizza Mozzarella: Melts into creamy perfection, creating a gooey layer of cheese that blankets the toppings and adds irresistible richness.

Cheddar Mozza Cheese Blend: This cheese enhances the pizza’s cheesiness with its creamy texture and slightly sharper flavor, complementing the mozzarella.

Parmesan Cheese: Adds a salty and distinctive flavor and depth to the pizza.

Italian Seasoning:  Infuses the pizza with aromatic herbs like oregano, basil, and thyme, imparting classic Italian flavors that elevate the dish to a new level of deliciousness.

Substitutions and Add-Ins For This Easy Skillet Baked Pizza

Pepperoni: For a different flavor profile that still adds a savory punch to the pizza, substitute sliced Italian sausage or diced ham.

Pre-Cooked Bacon: For a leaner option, swap with diced Canadian bacon or turkey bacon, maintaining the smoky flavor and crispy texture.

White Onion: Replace with red onion or shallots for a slightly sweeter and more colorful alternative, or omit for a milder flavor profile.

Pizza Sauce: Experiment with marinara sauce, barbecue, pesto, or salsa for a unique twist on traditional pizza flavors, adding depth and complexity.

Flour Tortillas: For a gluten-free option, try using naan bread, pita bread, or even cauliflower crust, which provides different textures and flavors.

Pizza MozzarellaFor a different cheese blend, use shredded provolone, fontina, or gouda, which adds variety and richness to the pizza. Another cheese to test would be fresh mozzarella, which is softer than cheese shreds. 

Cheddar Mozza Cheese BlendFor a spicy kick, mix in Monterey Jack, Colby, or pepper jack cheese, or opt for a blend of asiago and provolone for a nuttier flavor.

Parmesan Cheese: For a similar salty and nutty taste, substitute with pecorino Romano or asiago cheese, or sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a dairy-free option.

​Italian Seasoning: Create your own blend with fresh basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary for a personalized touch, or use dried basil and garlic powder for a simpler alternativeYou can also sprinkle the top with red pepper flakes to bring a little extra flavor and added heat. 

Additional toppings can include: mushrooms, green or black olives, spinach, pineapple, hot peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, diced bell pepper, prosciutto, arugula, or even the often hated anchovy.

Expert Tips, Serving and Storing Suggestions:

Tip #1: Don’t overdo the sauce. Spread enough sauce to cover the surface of the tortillas without adding large pools. Too much pizza sauce will make for a wet pizza. 

Tip #2: Don’t underbake. Too little bake time, and the layers will not have a chance to a. heat right through and b. have all the cheese melted. 

Tip #3: Be creative. Experiment with different cheeses and toppings to enjoy this easy meal idea whenever the pizza craving strikes. 

Serve this ooey, gooey, cheesy skillet pizza for a delicious meal any day of the week. It pairs excellently with a simple salad and other vegetables for a family favorite at dinnertime. 

Put leftover pizza in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days to store leftover pizza. Enjoy your pizza leftovers for the best taste and texture within a few days! 

Let us know your favorite pizza combinations! Your comments inspire us and fellow pizza enthusiasts, helping us create even more delicious recipes. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and join the pizza conversation!

Cast Iron Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Bake

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Tortilla Pepperoni Pizza Dinner

Amber Bondar
This easy cast iron skillet layered pepperoni and bacon pizza with tortillas is so simple. Plus it's a fully customizable recipe and the best part is you can simply bake and forget it for 30 minutes. It comes out of the oven cheesy and delicious. Your family will thank you for making this simple dinner any time of the year. Serve with a side salad for a complete meal.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • 1 Large Cast Iron Skillet
  • spoon
  • knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Lrg Flour Tortillas
  • 14 Oz Canned Pizza Sauce (Classico Jarred) 410mL
  • 12 Oz Shredded Pizza Mozzarella (Black Diamond Pizza Mozzarella) 320gm
  • 1 Pkg Pizza Pepperoni (Marc Angelo) 175gm
  • 1 Med White Onion Diced
  • 12 Slices Pre-cooked Bacon Cut Up
  • 6 Oz Shredded Mozza Cheddar Cheese (Black Diamond)175gm
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning Blend

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450℉
  • Start by placing on large flour tortilla down in the bottom of the cast iron skillet.
  • Using a spoon cover the tortilla with an appropriate amount of pizza sauce.
  • Sprinkle a bit of cheese and then place a layer of the pizza pepperoni down.
  • Sprinkle with more cheese lightly. Add another tortilla on top.
  • Spread more pizza sauce on the tortilla. Then sprinkle half of the diced onion on top.
  • Add have the cut up pre-cooked bacon.
  • Lay another tortilla down. Repeat the steps for a pepperoni layer.
  • Lay another tortilla down. Repeat the steps for a onion bacon layer.
  • Lay the last tortilla on top and spread with remaining sauce.
  • Sprinkle with the mozza cheddar blend and parmesan cheese.
  • Generously sprinkle the entire surface with Italian seasoning.
  • Pop in the oven uncovered and bake until the top cheese layer is browned. Approximately 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven to wire rack. Remember cast iron is super hot. Do not put on surfaces that will melt or burn.
  • Slice into 8 slices and enjoy while hot.
Keyword baked dinner, cast iron skillet, easy dinner ideas, pizza, pizza casserole

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