Lunch & Dinner

Sugar Skull Cast Iron Pizza

Sugar Skull Cast Iron Pizza

Día de los Muertos is filled with music, dancing and now, pizza! This fun twist on classic cast iron pizza is a delicious way to celebrate the Day of the Dead and also makes a great activity with the kids. Grab our 12-inch Stargazer skillet, your favorite toppings and get creative!


  • 14 oz pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 oz pizza sauce
  • 1 cup low moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 bell pepper, deseeded and sliced in ¼” rounds
  • 3 mini sweet peppers, assorted colors, deseeded and sliced in ¼” rounds
  • ½ small red onion, sliced 
  • ½ cup fresh whole oregano leaves
  • ½ cup pepperoni, sliced
  • ¼ cup large capers


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Oil the entire cooking surface of a 12-inch cast iron skillet, including the inside of the side walls, with 1 tbsp of olive oil. On a clean level surface form and stretch your pizza dough into a circle, approximately 11 inches in diameter. Be sure to make your pizza dough as thin as possible on the inside and thicker around the perimeter. Add the formed dough to the skillet and stretch it so that it touches the side walls of the skillet. 
  2. Brush the entire top of the pizza dough with the rest of the olive oil. Add the pizza sauce to the center of the formed dough in the skillet and spread it evenly around the surface of the dough with a spoon or spatula, being sure to leave a clean crust around the edges.
  3. Add the mozzarella cheese in the shape of a sugar skull by creating a large circle of cheese to form the top of the skull and overlapped by a smaller circle at the bottom to form the mouth and jaw area of the skull. On top of the cheese, add the facial features and decorations to the skull using the remaining ingredients. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the skillet from the oven using potholders or other hand protection. Let stand for 10 minutes. Slide the pizza onto a cutting board, slice and serve. 


Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Serves: 2

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