Pan Pizza | Basics with Babish

  • Published: 29 August 2019
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    This week on Basics, I'm taking another look at our beloved pizza and showing you how to make great pan pizza at home using a cast iron skillet, glass pie pan, or rimmed baking sheet.

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the Pizza Dough (makes two 10-inch crusts):
    16 ounces flour, plus more for work surface
    2 tsp kosher salt
    2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
    11 ounces room temperature water
    Olive oil

    + For the tomato sauce:
    1 28-ounce can of peeled San Marzano tomatoes
    2-3 cloves garlic
    Dried oregano and basil
    Red pepper flakes
    Kosher salt
    Freshly ground pepper
    Olive oil (optional)

    + Other toppings:
    Natural casing pepperoni, thinly sliced
    Low moisture, full fat mozzarella
    Fresh basil
    Freshly grated parmesan, for serving

    + Special equipment:
    Cast iron pan
    Glass pie pan
    Rimmed baking sheet (quarter size)
    Food processor or immersion blender for tomato sauce (optional)

    Music by Chillhop:
    Blue Wednesday - Sweet Berry Wine:
    L'indécis - From The Top (Ft. Blue Wednesday):
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Comments • 3 648

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   3 weeks back

    Don’t worry Chicagoans, I’ll be making some pizza breadbowl soup soon!

    • MauiWowieOwie
      MauiWowieOwie  2 days back

      Not from Chicago, but I do love deep dish pizza. That being said, deep dish is closer to lasagna than pizza.

    • 1plurb
      1plurb  3 days back

      Binging with Babish if you do go to the pequads stuffed pizza

    • Ix Suomi
      Ix Suomi  1 weeks back

      Matteo Salvini wants to know your location.

    • Arnold Hubbard
      Arnold Hubbard  1 weeks back

      Think you can make the Big Bang Burgers from Persona 5?

    • Ruth Beaty
      Ruth Beaty  2 weeks back

      Ya know, I've been making pizza for about 40 years and never put the toppings on top of the cheese. That just seems barbaric and your cheese doesn't have the right crust when you do. When did people start putting the topping on the cheese, or is my family just weird?

  • TheChiro
    TheChiro  5 hours back

    What diameter has the pan if I may ask?

    • Jaytheradical
      Jaytheradical  12 hours back

      Extra sauce on a pizza: weird, concerning, warrants a call-out in a video vied by 2.4 million pizzas
      Zucchini on a pizza: normal

      This world is beyond me.

      • Ramie Harris
        Ramie Harris  1 days back

        no thanks, wayyyyyyyy too much dough for me!!!

        • Sarah Judge
          Sarah Judge  1 days back

          I didn’t realize I couldn’t enjoy however much sauce I like!!!

          • Lewis Hodgson
            Lewis Hodgson  2 days back

            Can you stop using ounces and switch to the metric system?

            The rest of the world

            • Mushroom
              Mushroom  2 days back

              i wish you'd do me like that olive oil greased bowl and make sure im good and lubed :/

              • Hector Reyes
                Hector Reyes  2 days back

                I guess I’m weird banish I guess I am weird....

                • JanWarl
                  JanWarl  2 days back

                  3:16 that'S PEPPERONI I THOUGHT IT WAS A CARROT OH MY FUCK

                  • iBen Dover
                    iBen Dover  2 days back

                    literally using 300 calories worth of olive oil lol

                    • ABCDxyZ
                      ABCDxyZ  2 days back

                      My pizza gets stuck on the pan :(

                      • Marina DU
                        Marina DU  2 days back

                        Why is pan pizza cooked in an oven 😣

                        • Marina DU
                          Marina DU  2 days back

                          @whats the point but I was expecting it to be cooked in a pan on the stove. A no-oven recipe.
                          My student residence doesn't have an oven and it would be cool to make pizza without one ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

                        • whats the point
                          whats the point  2 days back

                          Because its cooked in a pan

                      • Lee Jones
                        Lee Jones  2 days back

                        Am I the only one who followed the ingredients/instructions for the dough for it to be too runny and look nothing like the video. Ended up having to put another 8oz of flour in - fingers crossed haha

                        • appleh8terguy
                          appleh8terguy  3 days back

                          If you want a really crispy crust use a steel cake pan

                          • BlizzYQQ Q
                            BlizzYQQ Q  3 days back

                            The results came out pretty good, but I feel Adam Ragusea got this one better :)

                            • Ezra Legum
                              Ezra Legum  2 hours back

                              Oooh shit, youtube chef fight!

                          • Liam Malone
                            Liam Malone  4 days back

                            Hey you should do some camping cooking videos can babish still babish it up in the wild!!!!

                            • Kevin Jansen
                              Kevin Jansen  4 days back

                              These looked underbaked to me, are you sure that first one was really done? If you are going to use a glass cooking vessel, I would recommend cooking covered to get everything up to temperature and uncovered for desired brownness.

                              • Serena
                                Serena  3 days back

                                I agree, they didn't look cooked at all.

                            • Oh Yeah
                              Oh Yeah  4 days back

                              "nobody likes an oversauced pie, if you do you're kind of weird"

                              Wow okay putting me on blast like that, the audacity

                              • arthrodea
                                arthrodea  4 days back

                                Sorry, but the comparison of that lousy Blue Apron zucchini pizza to Babish's homemade buttery crust, piping hot cheese, pepperonni pizza was a huge advertisement of why NOT to bother getting Blue Apron!

                                • stapuft
                                  stapuft  6 days back

                                  Zucchini on pizza? And far far too little cheese, as well as far, far too much sauce,blue apron don't know what they doin.

                                  • Chris Homenick
                                    Chris Homenick  7 days back

                                    So slight problem with your tomato sauce... Blender!! Doing that emulsifies the tomatoes which is what YOU DON'T WANT when it comes to sauce. Minor suggestion from years (32 to be exact) of experience at being Italian. Squeeze all the juice out of the San Marzano can... like every drop until your just left with the weird cartilage tissue of the tomatoes. Then take that gunky non-juice pulp then use a hand blender, food processor or what have you that can be emulsified this will keep all that sauce pure and breakdown the chunky bits into sauce (unless you like it chunky of course :) . ALL of this btw can be skipped if you just get a food mill and turn it into a sauce instantly. The grandma looked mazing btw.

                                    • aloh
                             aloh  1 weeks back

                                      You’re so funny lol

                                      • Appleseeds
                                        Appleseeds  1 weeks back


                                        • The_Gaming_Syndrom
                                          The_Gaming_Syndrom  1 weeks back

                                          I dont trust a man putting basil onto a pizza before baking

                                          • IcyMidnight
                                            IcyMidnight  1 weeks back

                                            Things might have been different if you had fed some pepperoni to the food processor too...

                                            • IcyMidnight
                                              IcyMidnight  1 weeks back

                                              Why doesn't FoodTube come with samples?! 😠

                                              • Delta Psych
                                                Delta Psych  1 weeks back

                                                Hey my mother loves fraseur

                                                • Thunder Chaser
                                                  Thunder Chaser  1 weeks back

                                                  That look gud

                                                  • Alexstarsza
                                                    Alexstarsza  1 weeks back

                                                    You are after all the bro, of your shaggy dough.

                                                    • Will Elliott
                                                      Will Elliott  1 weeks back

                                                      My dentist told me to stop eating cast iron pizza cause it kept breaking my teeth...

                                                      • Ben Lehane
                                                        Ben Lehane  1 weeks back

                                                        2 questions.
                                                        1:where is the best place to put the pizza in the over?
                                                        2: cast iron isn't getting the pizza crunchy on the bottom but cooking on the top faster how can I fix this?

                                                        • Ben Lehane
                                                          Ben Lehane  3 days back

                                                          @MsDangerosa I was thinking that kinda thing. Thank you

                                                        • MsDangerosa
                                                          MsDangerosa  3 days back

                                                          I bake with the pan on a pizza stone in the bottom of the oven. If the top is done but the bottom still isn't crisp enough, finish on stovetop.

                                                      • Iden
                                                        Iden  1 weeks back

                                                        kinda disappointed after ive watched half the video, i thought pan pizza means, no oven pizza, hoping i could still make pizza with my roommates as were not having an oven right now, guess it was nice still though and wanna try that too but can you make a no oven pizza just as good?

                                                        • Rustic
                                                          Rustic  1 weeks back

                                                          Thanks for making me hungry as fuck at 11PM while I’m in bed

                                                          • Ix Suomi
                                                            Ix Suomi  1 weeks back

                                                            Italians picking pitchforks.

                                                            • Chunky Nut Blast
                                                              Chunky Nut Blast  1 weeks back

                                                              How’s pizza gonna find a job now?

                                                              • oddangles
                                                                oddangles  1 weeks back

                                                                I'm trying this today and realize I am in Denver...will altitude play a difference in measurements or cook time? My "dough" was a bit wet so i added more flour till it looked the consistency of yours. Hope that was right

                                                                • Spectacular Ultimate Spider-Man

                                                                  I Love Pan Pizza

                                                                  • Roxy Adaire
                                                                    Roxy Adaire  1 weeks back

                                                                    Me following recipe: dododododo

                                                                    Finally time to go in the oven I should probably preheat that.. what’s that go on..

                                                                    (Max temp for one hour)

                                                                    GOD DAMNIT!!!!!!

                                                                    • TheNeven87
                                                                      TheNeven87  1 weeks back

                                                                      Thanks for leaving in some mistakes. Gives people the realistic expectation of cooking.

                                                                      • Adrien Bouvais
                                                                        Adrien Bouvais  1 weeks back

                                                                        If you have good mozzarella, I recommend putting it right out of the oven. It will keep the flavors and create a cold warm effect

                                                                        • Hogs Anonymous
                                                                          Hogs Anonymous  1 weeks back

                                                                          Eeeeeeeeeyyyyyy it's the pizza party podcast I'm pan pizza who are you ppl

                                                                        • Hanna Morales
                                                                          Hanna Morales  1 weeks back

                                                                          🎶 You coulda had a Babish... non commital!”🎶

                                                                          • Humanities Resistance
                                                                            Humanities Resistance  1 weeks back

                                                                            People in Brooklyn can’t make pizza like people in the Bronx. Seriously the pizza in the BX succckkkssss

                                                                            • ryan royce
                                                                              ryan royce  1 weeks back

                                                                              I did the measurements and mine came out watery started over tried again and it too came out watery

                                                                              • Rafael Garcia
                                                                                Rafael Garcia  2 weeks back

                                                                                Do you still need a pizza stone if you're using a cast iron pan?

                                                                                • Krishna Ramesh
                                                                                  Krishna Ramesh  2 weeks back

                                                                                  You didn’t make bread part 2

                                                                                  • robert defabis
                                                                                    robert defabis  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Please do star trek's plomeek soup

                                                                                    • I am GEB
                                                                                      I am GEB  2 weeks back

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