How to Make Classic Pizza in a Cast Iron Pan with an Umami Twist

Pizza is a classic dish that is loved by people all over the world. It is typically made with a dough that is topped with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.

This recipe for classic pizza in a cast iron pan with an umami twist uses fish sauce instead of salt. Fish sauce is a fermented condiment that is made from anchovies, salt, and water. It has a strong, salty flavor that is often used in Asian cuisine.

The addition of fish sauce to the pizza dough gives it a deeper, more complex flavor. It also helps to enhance the flavor of the sauce and cheese.


  • 1 (16 ounce) package pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • Your favorite toppings


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil.
  3. Roll out pizza dough to fit the skillet.
  4. Spread olive oil over the dough.
  5. Spread crushed tomatoes over the dough.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the tomatoes.
  7. Drizzle fish sauce over the cheese.
  8. Add your favorite toppings.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Utensils and Tools:

  • Rolling pin
  • Pizza cutter
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Olive oil
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fish sauce
  • Your favorite toppings


  • For a crispier crust, preheat the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes before adding the dough.
  • If you don't have fish sauce, you can substitute soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce.
  • You can also add other ingredients to the pizza, such as chopped onion, garlic, or herbs.
  • Serve the pizza with your favorite dipping sauce.

I hope this recipe helps you to make delicious and flavorful classic pizza in a cast iron pan with an umami twist!