For the past few weeks, I have been seeing photo after photo of mouthwatering pan pizzas all over my social media. This is because like years past, King Arthur Flour announced their recipe of the year. This year did not disappoint. The King Arthur Flour’s 2020 Recipe of the Year is Crispy Cheesy Pan Pizza. Read on for our King Arthur Flour’s Crispy Cheesy Pan Pizza Review!
I posted the link to King Arthur Flour’s recipe above (we are not affiliated with or sponsored by King Arthur Flour in any way, we’re just fans). Read on for the different choices I made and what I thought of the recipe.
My Notes and Review
This isn’t a recipe for a quick weeknight dinner, the dough needs to sit for at least 12 hours. Mine sat overnight. But, it is worth it! I would recommend making this on the weekend or when you are having guests, it really is a showstopper. Note: You will need a cast iron pan.
I chose to make a version of my Cast Iron Jalapeno Popper Pizza with the pan crust from the King Arthur Flour recipe. I followed all the instructions to a T, prepped the dough the day before, dimpled it with my fingers and let it sit out in my cast iron pan for 2 hours before baking. Let me tell you – it came out magnificent! The bottom of the crust was crisp, the inside springy, and the edges were a crunchy, cheesy deliciousness.
Now, for what I did differently. I used a 12 inch cast iron pan, which is bigger than the recommended size in the recipe. Because of this, the first 1 cup cheese layer didn’t quite cover all of the crust. I just added an extra 1/4 cup of cheese at this step. Then I layered with my cream cheese/salsa verde “sauce”, some bbq chicken, crumbled bacon, more cheese, and sliced jalapeños.
This pizza turned out mouthwatering. So amazing that my husband couldn’t stop raving about it. Like him, I kept going back for a little bit more. Needless to say, I highly recommend this recipe and will be making many different versions of it in the months to come.