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 • 3 815

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   4 months back

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

    • Arekkusu Tsuki
      Arekkusu Tsuki  4 days back

      Still better than your basic ass New York pizza. NY pizza is overrated.

    • THE1NONLY1
      THE1NONLY1  4 weeks back

      @Ashley Turner How did you not know deep dish pizza existed?

    • ngenes1
      ngenes1  1 months back

      Got hungry and ordered pizza.

    • Samantha Shih
      Samantha Shih  2 months back

      I Am Prometheus I’ve never been there cause I’m Asian, but now I want to eat pizza ;-;

    • Etrigan
      Etrigan  2 months back

      I don't wanna zucchini pizza that's gross

  • gauge lachman
    gauge lachman  3 hours back


    Of what?!

    • ID10T
      ID10T  4 hours back

      I like an oversauced pie

      • Moist Tony
        Moist Tony  2 days back

        Self raising flour or plain flour?

        • Bunny
          Bunny  3 days back

          That Blue Apron pizza looked awful, ngl

          • Scott Gr
            Scott Gr  4 days back

            27 hrs to make one pizza, That damn thing could taste like gold but forget that shit.

            • WraxTV
              WraxTV  4 days back

              I got recommended this video after watching Rebel Taxi. I think YouTube got it's wires crossed. Not complainin' though.

              • Bat King115
                Bat King115  4 days back

                I turned 16 this day😂😂😂

                • Keir Campbell
                  Keir Campbell  6 days back

                  I LOVE an over sauced pie. Like what does that even mean? “This bread has too much delicious sauce on it now it tastes TOO yummy”

                  • Zidni Ahsan Budi R.
                    Zidni Ahsan Budi R.  6 days back

                    It's Fresh because it's In a refrigerated box...
                    Gordon Ramsay : *there is no such thing is fresh Frozen*

                    • Raian Levy
                      Raian Levy  6 days back

                      Hmmm I want to make pizza for dinner tonight
                      >Looks up YouTube video
                      >"Let rest for 18 to 24hs"
                      >Calls Pizza hut

                      • S anji
                        S anji  7 days back

                        what are 16ounces.... -.- please come to the year 2000

                        • Marshmallow Arkleseizure

                          just curious...since Guinness is often used for artisan pizza dough has anyone used the Samuel Adams Utopia as the basis for their sourdough starter? i know it's very expensive but if used as a starter you would essentially have the same flavor notes for much longer in your cooking provided the starter remained active...

                          • Omedchazak613
                            Omedchazak613  1 weeks back

                            "good and lubed" that's what she said!!!!

                            • Bored. Period.
                              Bored. Period.  7 days back

                              did you just assume someones gender?1?!/!?!

                          • t c
                            t c  2 weeks back

                            Why kosher salt on dough? K salt is just pellet-ised salt so odd

                            • Jason Bacchus
                              Jason Bacchus  2 weeks back

                              watching this at 1.5x speed is amazing

                              • Vanessa Walsh
                                Vanessa Walsh  2 weeks back

                                pizza time

                                • Kat B
                                  Kat B  2 weeks back

                                  Lets get down to basics, to defeat, the Tums. Did you send me digornio, when i asked for homemade. Your the saddist chefs I ever met, but you can bet, before your through. Youtube I'll, make a chef, out of you.

                                  • K L
                                    K L  2 weeks back

                                    Hey I have a question! I followed your dough recipe exactly yet my dough turned into more of a soup and I needed to add nearly double the amount of flour. What could have caused this?

                                    • Fico Bangovic
                                      Fico Bangovic  2 weeks back

                                      fresh Basil goes on top of the Pizza when the Pizza is baked...

                                      • Katie Menke
                                        Katie Menke  2 weeks back

                                        Babish, your videos give me life. You are my go to for relaxing. Keep doing your thing!

                                        • EurhMhom
                                          EurhMhom  2 weeks back

                                          Made this pizza for Thanksgiving. Was pretty damn tasty. Didn't have a stone, so just covered the cast iron and let it bake another 4 minutes.

                                          • ravi pahal
                                            ravi pahal  3 weeks back

                                            RIP to the OG food processor

                                            • Mr. Kisser
                                              Mr. Kisser  3 weeks back

                                              This is not a tomato sause it's a pure or tomato juice....or something like that.

                                              • Oravbro
                                                Oravbro  3 weeks back

                                                Why even post this comment when you clearly don't know what you're talking about?

                                            • Recreatorify
                                              Recreatorify  3 weeks back

                                              To paraphrase: 'Tease it with our fingers and get it saucy.'

                                              • Steve's Jerky
                                                Steve's Jerky  3 weeks back

                                                "Start coaxing it out into the corners, using my fingers.......and FISTS." :O

                                                • Sparrow
                                                  Sparrow  3 weeks back

                                                  I'm glad I bought a screaming sicilian pizza before watching this.

                                                  • yakov Ryabikin
                                                    yakov Ryabikin  4 weeks back

                                                    It was oddly satisfying hearing you said ‘Apex Predator’ referring to a cast iron pan pizza)

                                                    • ParrotPlays
                                                      ParrotPlays  4 weeks back

                                                      Where are the goth girls?

                                                      • Locken
                                                        Locken  4 weeks back

                                                        Just found out me and the wife got a baby on the way, so I'm trying to learn how to cook, bake, and just make delicious food for her and this was my first dish! Came out excellent! Thanks so much!

                                                        • D P
                                                          D P  4 weeks back

                                                          They're all undercooked...

                                                          • Jayman Productions
                                                            Jayman Productions  4 weeks back

                                                            Someone please give this guy a Emmy.

                                                            • Kai Shockley
                                                              Kai Shockley  4 weeks back

                                                              I am weird cuz undersauced pizza is not good

                                                              • catscater51
                                                                catscater51  1 months back

                                                                Idk how, but this made my mouth water, hooooly crap

                                                                • ngenes1
                                                                  ngenes1  1 months back

                                                                  Got inspired.. got hungry and ordered pizza.

                                                                  • Pepe Silvia
                                                                    Pepe Silvia  1 months back


                                                                    • Stephannie Rawley
                                                                      Stephannie Rawley  1 months back

                                                                      You've never done food from my big fat Greek wedding I'd love to see that

                                                                      • 2 joints
                                                                        2 joints  1 months back

                                                                        every episodes been solid babish,,ur a wicked human and decent cook

                                                                        • GHosT Drew
                                                                          GHosT Drew  1 months back

                                                                          Binging with a bad bitch

                                                                          • Chappysnapz
                                                                            Chappysnapz  1 months back

                                                                            What happens if I use full fat part-skim mozzarella?

                                                                            • Milt Aradas
                                                                              Milt Aradas  1 months back

                                                                              Slight piece of advice from my father (master baker) try a lil sugar to help get that yeast moving.

                                                                              • HaveButOneLife
                                                                                HaveButOneLife  1 months back

                                                                                Welp, looks like I'm weird.

                                                                                • Amberscion
                                                                                  Amberscion  1 months back

                                                                                  Chicago style 'pizza' is a shit show. It doesn't know if it wants to be a casserole, a calzone, or a pizza with way, way too many toppings. But it fails at any of those attempts.
                                                                                  And hey, Chicago isn't the only style of pizza that sucks. That last bit about a pizza with way too many toppings? Yeah, that's crap pizza also. Fuck a bunch of 'meat lovers' or 'veggie lovers' or any other pizza that comes with so many toppings that the crust is soggy and underdone. Who ever thought up the idea that "if 2 toppings on a pizza was good, well 17 must be just that much better" wasn't a genius, they were an idiot!

                                                                                  • Kevin Chen
                                                                                    Kevin Chen  1 months back

                                                                                    the pizzeria Italiana also makes rectangle pizza

                                                                                    • Super man
                                                                                      Super man  1 months back

                                                                                      That last pizza looked the most appetizing

                                                                                      • theRappinSpree
                                                                                        theRappinSpree  1 months back

                                                                                        Complete idiots question here but do you place the pan/tray on the pizza stone when it’s in the oven?

                                                                                        • Makeda Speckled Beauty
                                                                                          Makeda Speckled Beauty  1 months back

                                                                                          _There's always a chance.- Bebe_
                                                                                          Gosh, Fraiser is great. This quote is definitely unrelated.

                                                                                          • Metabloxer
                                                                                            Metabloxer  1 months back

                                                                                            Now lets say you don't have 18 hours to let pizza dough ferment. May i suggest a meal kit that will arrive in 48-72 hours instead?