Pizza Skillet Bake

This pizza skillet bake is a great dish for a quick dinner, best made in a cast iron skillet. It tastes just like a pizza, and just like a pizza, it’s open to changes. Add some chopped pepperoni if you like. Or some fresh mozzarella. Yummy! Since the ‘crust’ is on top you don’t have to worry about your toppings keeping it from baking. It’s as easy as can be!

Pizza Skillet BakeThe biscuits on top of the pizza skillet bake fluff up all soft and creamy, just like a thick-crust pizza! This is a really fun twist on a traditional deep-dish pizza.

Also try my skillet cornbread pizza. All the flavors of pizza in soft delicious cornbread.

Pizza Skillet Bake

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano
  • 1 10 ounce tube biscuits
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or Italian cheese mix

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Crumble sausage into a large (10") cast iron skillet and cook until just about done.
  • Add the onion, pepper and mushrooms and cook until they start to soften.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the flour.
  • Stir in the tomatoes (do not drain).
  • Cut biscuits into fourths and arrange on top of skillet.
  • Sprinkle tops of biscuits with cheese.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are crispy. You can put the skillet under the broiler for a minute to further brown the biscuits and cheese.

Italian Herb Skillet Bread

Rhodes dinner rolls make for a great, easy accompaniment to any meal. This Italian herb skillet bread version kicks them up a bit by topping them with savory herbs.

Italian Herb Skillet BreadYou can substitute any seasonings you prefer on your Italian herb skillet bread. I found these rolls to be quite yummy with a honey-flavored BBQ rub too. If you don’t have an 8″ skillet, you can make these in a high-rimmed metal baking pan (such as a cake pan). Just make sure the roll dough balls are about 2″ apart.

Also try my garlic Parmesan skillet bread and my rapid rolls, also made in the skillet.

Italian Herb Skillet Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2 -3

Ingredients

  • 7 Rhodes frozen dinner rolls
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil slightly crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano slightly crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary slightly crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

  • Lightly grease an 8" cast iron skillet with shortening (or butter).
  • Place rolls in skillet, starting with one in the middle and the rest around it in a circle. The rolls should be about 2" apart.
  • Cover the skillet with a towel and place in a warm place. Let rolls rise until touching, 4-5 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine the herbs with the butter. Gently brush the mixture onto the tops of the rolls.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Skillet Cornbread Pizza

This is my take on a great recipe for skillet cornbread pizza from Martha White. Sure, it’s not really a pizza, but it has the flavors of one. It’s a really fun twist on the ‘usual’ pizza. You can add pretty much the same ingredients you’d find on any pizza. Since there’s no sauce on top, just serve the slices with a little (warmed) pizza sauce on the side for dipping.

Skillet Cornbread PizzaYou get a good little crunch off the cornbread if you let it get good and browned (not burned!) on the sides and bottom. Skillet cornbread pizza is a really tasty alternative to boring frozen pizza night!

Also try my pizza skillet bake.

Skillet Cornbread Pizza

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 6 ounce package Martha White cornbread Mix
  • 1/2 tablespoon Creole seasoning optional
  • 1 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup white onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 6-8 ounces sliced pepperoni chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup pizza sauce warmed (use an 8 ounce can of pre-made or use our Creole meatball sauce)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Beat the egg in large bowl.
  • Add the milk, oil, cornbread mix, and Creole seasoning and stir until smooth, like a pancake batter.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients except the sauce.
  • Pour mixture into a 8-9" cast iron skillet and spread out evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes or until the cornbread is done and is golden brown.
  • Serve with warm sauce for dipping or drizzle the sauce over top.

Rodeo Breakfast Skillet

This is a hearty, easy-to-throw-together dish, perfect for breakfast or dinner. This isn’t what you make when you decide you want a light breakfast. No, you make this when you’ve got a day of hard work ahead. Putting up a new fence? You need a rodeo skillet breakfast. Re-planting shrubs? Yep, you guessed it. Time to make a rodeo skillet breakfast. No matter how hard the day ahead will be, this is the way to start it!

Rodeo Breakfast SkilletThis is also great made using breakfast sausage links instead of smoked sausage. Or maybe add some bacon in too. It’s a very versatile recipe.

Also try my spicy sausage skillet.

Rodeo Breakfast Skillet

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cups frozen southern-style hash browns
  • 1 pound smoked sausage cut into rounds
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Creole seasoning to taste
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Place oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the potatoes. Cover. Let cook for at 5 minutes without stirring, until potatoes start to turn a golden color.
  • Add the sausage, onion, bell pepper and spices. Stir. Cover and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Take the back of a large spoon and lightly press into the potato mixture 6 times, along the edges, forming 6 little indentations.
  • Break eggs one at a time and add into each indentation.
  • Sprinkle dish with cheese.
  • Cover and cook 5-10 minutes or until the egg whites are set.

Garlic Parmesan Skillet Bread

This garlic Parmesan skillet bread is a great way to make a big batch of tasty, savory bread for dinner. It looks cool and is just about as no-fuss as you can get. I cooked the bread in a cast iron skillet, which I think gives the bread a bit more of a crust on the bottom, but you can use a saute pan that is able to handle 350 F in the oven (most can).

Garlic Parmesan Skillet BreadI can see making this using cheddar instead of Parmesan, and perhaps a little Cajun seasoning instead of Italian for something a little different. Don’t get me wrong, garlic Parmesan skillet bread is delicious as it is. It’s just fun sometimes to change things up a bit.

Also try my Italian herb skillet bread.

Garlic Parmesan Skillet Bread

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can flaky buttermilk biscuits

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Melt butter in an 8" cast iron skillet (or saute pan).
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • Add the garlic, seasoning, and cheese. Stir, coating the bottom and sides of the pan with the mixture.
  • Tear biscuits into 4ths and toss into pan. Just put them in there in any order you want.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Spicy Sausage Skillet

This spicy sausage skillet dinner disappeared around here really fast. It was really good, and really kicked up.Spicy Sausage Skillet

Anita asked me to make this again before we were even done with the first serving.

Also try my rodeo breakfast skillet.

Spicy Sausage Skillet

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound smoked sausage cut into 1/4" slices
  • 2 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 10 ounce can hot Rotel tomatoes (use regular for a little less kick)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces pasta penne or any ridged pasta
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded, divided
  • 1/3 cup green onions chopped

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a 12" cast iron (or oven-proof) skillet. Add sausage and brown.
  • Stir in the onion flakes, garlic powder, chicken broth, Rotel, cream, pasta, and Creole seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the pasta is tender.
  • Stir in half of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and place under the broiler until melted.
  • Serve garnished with the green onions.