Individual Pan Pizza

Growing up, I LOVED Pizza Hut’s personal pan pizza. When I was in high school we had those cute little individual pizzas in the cardboard boxes, and as much as I loved those, I would get sick of them and have to take an individual pizza break.

If you were a kid of the ’90’s you would know what I’m talking about.


Mine did. And I LOVED them. I’m not talking about those rectangular pizzas, or the hectagon shaped “Fiestada”. Remember those?? I loved those, too.

I didn’t really get excited a whole lot as far as school food was concerned, but I loved the pizzas, chicken fingers (I had to dip your roll in the mashed potatoes and eat it with the chicken), and chili with those crazy big ass grease laden grilled cheeses.

These round pizzas made their debut when I was in high school, and we had a separate counter to buy them from – they weren’t in the regular lunch line.


I used my 6″ cast iron skillet, which was perfect. The olive oil in the bottom of it makes a nice crust; so don’t skimp on it. Of course, you can add whatever toppings you want. For some reason, there’s something about a plain cheese pizza when they’re small like that.

I know, I know, that’s soo not me.

Here’s your printable-

Individual Pan Pizza

Individual Pan Pizza

Yield: 1 pizza
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling skillet and dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella and Provolone cheeses
  • Italian seasoning


  1. Combine the water and yeast; let sit for about 5-10 minutes, until frothy.
  2. Combine the flour and salt on low in a stand mixture.
  3. Add olive oil and water/yeast mixture and stir on low until the dough pulls away from the sides; add more flour if too sticky.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and toss; cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  6. Remove about 1/4 of the dough; refrigerate remaining for later uses.
  7. Drizzle cast iron skillet with a little olive oil.
  8. Press the dough into the skillet, pressing the dough up the sides and drizzle with about 1 tsp more of olive oil.
  9. Spoon desired amount of sauce, top with cheese and sprinkle with Italian seasoning or basil.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes; until edges of crust is slightly browning and cheese has melted.


* Nutritional information is not provided because of the inconsistencies in the ingredient measurements.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Shea

    You’ll love it Krista – Thanks!!

  2. Krista

    These look delicious! We do pizza every Friday and I know my kids would love to make their own!

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