This Easy Skillet Stove Top Personal Size Pizza is a “no bake”, ready in 20 minutes, quick and easy pizza recipe.
Often times we keep frozen pizzas in the freezer. However after I made this stove top pizza a few times it turned out to be a terrific alternative to the frozen pizza. The kids picked their favorite toppings and we all had a good time.
There is no better way to make memories in the kitchen than when cooking with the kids. This stove top personal size pizza is one of those recipes that you can make on a weekend, school holiday, snow days, or as a party snack and spend quality time with the family. It’s a keeper of a recipe.
The first time I made this recipe it was from a video from Chefs Toolbox. I was intrigued – you know how videos can sometimes be deceiving – I was a bit skeptical but I gave it a try.
Yes, I jumped right in and figured out the details as I went along. I soon realized there were several things to consider before starting to make this recipe.
My mission then became to make this recipe as easy as possible, to save you the mess so you can make a personal size pizza in 20 minutes – no joke!!.
First, “The Pan” in the video is not a pan most of us have in our cooking arsenal.
Second, “Pan Size” – there was no mention of the size, so of course I jumped in with a large pan.
However the dough recipe didn’t even cover half the pan. The small amount of dough – 1 cup total flour – will only cover a 10 inch pan. HENCE a “personal size” pizza.
So now that I’ve given you the rundown on making Stove Top Pizza, I hope you give it a try. It really does take only 20 minutes to make. Just have everything ready.
I had leftover marinara sauce, half of a fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes and olives in the fridge (these are some of the items I often have in my fridge). I used them all.
You can use any toppings you like for your easy skillet stove top personal size pizza. Make it your own. You can make this on the weekends with the kids and make one for everyone with their own favorite toppings.
Here is one ‘keep in mind’ TIP: if pizza is popular in your family you can keep a package of shredded mozzarella in the freezer and your favorite jar of marinara sauce in your pantry. This is a huge help especially in the middle of winter when the weather sometimes keeps us from getting out to the stores.
Easy Skillet Stove Top Personal Size Pizza
This Easy Skillet Stove Top Personal Size Pizza is a "no bake", ready in 20 minutes, quick and easy pizza recipe.
- !Use a 10" heavy skillet that has a cover. Spray lightly with a coat of non-stick cooking spray.
- 1/2 - cup self-raising flour (you can substitute 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 3/4 tsp. baking powder)
- 1/2 - cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 - tsp. Kosher Salt
- 1/2 - tsp. of dried yeast
- 1 - tsp. Italian seasoning (or use dried oregano, basil, garlic)
- 1/2 - tsp. honey
- 2/3 - cup warm water
- 1/2 - cup pizza sauce (use homemade or your favorite brand)
- 4-6 - slices of mozzarella
- 1/2 - cup sliced grape tomatoes & 1/2 cup sliced olives (optional)
- 1 - tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 or 3 - basil leaves sliced thin
Combine the first six ingredients in the pan and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Spread the well mixed dough to cover the bottom of the pan, spread as evenly as possible. Cook a few minutes until the bottom of the dough starts to lightly brown - only takes 3-4 minutes - when browned flip the dough over.
Now spread the sauce over the top of the dough. Add the toppings - cheese, olives, herbs, etc. and cover the pan. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes lift the lid slightly just to allow the steam to escape a bit, reduce heat to medium/low heat and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
Add your favorite pizza toppings to make this 'your' Personal Pizza!
This recipe is adapted from The Chef's Tool Box
I have Calphalon hard anodized saute pan said to be non-stick which I used. I forgot to spray it – not unusual for me – but anyway this pizza recipe did not stick in my pan. Here’s a photo .
Additional pizza topping suggestions you might like are, sliced mushrooms, roasted red peppers, sliced onions, crumbled Italian sausage, and of course there is the traditional pepperoni, salami or ham.
There is a recipe on the Chef’s Tool Box site but it is totally different than the video recipe I worked with. It doubles the dough recipe which will fit into a larger pan. I have not made the double recipe since we enjoy spending time together making our personal pizzas. The recipe above was our personal fav!
Pizza is always a favorite. You might also like this Spinach Stuffed Deep Dish Skillet Pizza. A delicious pizza to make on weekends with the family.
Or you might need a gluten free pizza crust, give this Quinoa Crust Pizza a try.