Skillet Pizza Bombs

Servings 16
Author Debi


  • 16 ounces pre-made pizza dough
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • About 8 teaspoons pizza sauce
  • 4 sticks mozzarella string cheese cut into 4 pieces each
  • chopped red pepper
  • chopped red onion


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Be sure to follow package directions for the pizza dough. (Mine stated to leave dough in package and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.)
  3. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, garlic powder, parsley, oregano, and basil. Spread about 1 tablespoon of herb butter in the bottom of a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Set herbed butter aside.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, cut dough into 16 equal pieces. Using your hands, flatten each piece of dough, and spread it out to form a circle. Spread the center of the dough with about ½ teaspoon pizza sauce. Place a piece of cheese on top of the sauce, and sprinkle with red pepper and red onions (or toppings of your choice).
  5. Pinch the edges of the dough together, bringing the dough around the outside of the fillings. Roll the dough around in your hands to form a ball. Place the pinched side down in the buttered cast iron skillet. Continue working with the dough, filling all 16 pieces and placing them all in the skillet. Once done, drizzle 1 tablespoon of the melted herbed butter over the dough balls.
  6. Bake, uncovered, in the 425° F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Carefully remove from the oven, and drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon herbed butter over the top of the pizza bombs.