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Asparagus, Jalapeño, and Prosciutto Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

  • Author: Samantha - Pastry & Soul
  • Total Time: 17 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: one 9" or 10" pan pizza 1x



Pizza Crust (King Arthur Cheesy Pan Pizza)

  • 2 cups (240g) All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon instant yeast or active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup (170g) lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil for the pan

Pizza Sauce

  • 128 ounce (800g)  can of crushed tomatoes in sauce
  • 114.5 ounce (400g) can of whole peeled tomatoes in sauce (400g)
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (3g) ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (3g) red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) oregano
  • 6 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup of diced onions (approx. one medium onion)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) olive oil


  • 1 ¼ cups (170g) mozzarella cheese, grated  and loosely packed
  • ½ cup of my homemade pizza sauce
  • 3 oz prosciutto
  • 5 stalks of asparagus, washed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 jalapeno, washed and sliced into circles



Pizza Sauce

  1. Pour the crushed tomatoes into a food processor or a blender.
  2. Crush the whole tomatoes with your hands or smash them with a potato masher, then add the tomatoes and the juices and tomatoes to the food processor/blender.
  3. Next, add the sugar, black pepper, Italian seasoning, oregano. Blend until smooth.
  4. Turn the stove on to medium heat and add olive oil a large pot.
  5. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and cook them for approximately 5 minutes until the onions are slightly translucent, stir occasionally.
  6. Next, pour the blended tomatoes into the pot and stir in to mix with the onions, garlic and oil.
  7. Season to taste with teaspoon of salt at a time. (optional)
  8. Stir the sauce and bring to a boil. Once you see the bubbles on top of the sauce, then turn down the stove to medium low or low heat and allow the sauce to simmer for 20 minutes.
  9. Stir the sauce every 5 minutes.
  10. Turn off the heat and allow the sauce to cool before adding the sauce to the pizza.
  11. This recipe makes approximately enough sauce for 5 or more pizzas (about 3-4 cups). 

Pizza Crust (King Arthur Cheesy Pan Pizza)

  • This pizza dough yields one 9″ or 10″ pizza.

Assemble Pizza

Follow the assembly instructions for the (King Arthur Cheesy Pan Pizza).

Serve and enjoy!


Storing the pizza sauce

  • Store the pizza sauce in a freezer safe container or freezer bags for 3 – 5 months.
  • You can also store the pizza sauce in an airtight container for 3 days, but I recommend the freezer option since this recipe yields quite a bit of sauce.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 16 hours 25 minutes
  • Category: pizza
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: pizza, pizza sauce, homemade pizza