Skillet Bread Pizza
  • Olive oil, for coating pan
  • French bread, about a half loaf sliced lengthwise
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (depends on how salty ingredients are being used)
  • 6-8 ounces ground beef, browned and drained (or your favorite topping like pepperoni, vegetables, etc)
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce
  • ¾ to 1 cup shredded cheese of choice, divided
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet or other oven-proof skillet with olive oil.
  2. Cut the split French bread into ¾-inch crosswise slices and line the bottom of the skillet, cutting to fit where necessary. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and Parmesan (and seasonings if using) and pour evenly over the bread pieces in skillet. Let pieces soak for 15 minutes.
  3. While bread is soaking, brown the ground beef and remove with slotted spoon to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. After bread has soaked, spread it evenly with the pizza sauce. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and all of the prepared ground beef. Cover the skillet with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle on remaining cheese and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts and pizza is set. Let stand for a couple minutes, then sprinkle with a little extra Parmesan if desired, and serve hot. Serves 4.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at