Skillet Pizza!

One of the things I love to do is make something deluxe when there is seemingly nothing to eat in my house. You can open up the fridge, and look in the pantry and think there is nothing to make. That’s how it was over the weekend, our power was out for a long time and I had to throw some food out, and I hadn’t gone to the store yet.

It was approaching lunch; my family would be hungry soon. That’s when I thought “Skillet Pizzas!” I know how to make dough; my sister has perfected a “no rise” dough, so you can make that in no time. I had pureed tomatoes in my freezer, I could turn that into pizza sauce, I had some onions, some Italian sausage also in my freezer, and about 5 nubs of different kinds of cheeses that I just grated on to a plate.

Why skillet pizzas? Because it was so hot outside I didn’t want to turn the oven on. Have I ever tried this before? Nope! I hoped it would work, because I didn’t have a plan B!

The dough:

1 cup flour
½ cup warm water
2 tsp. yeast
½ tsp. salt

In a small bowl add the water and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes. In a mixer with a dough hook, add the flour and salt, add the water/yeast mixture and mix for 5 minutes. The dough is kind of sticky, so flour your hands and pinch off some dough for the first pizza.

For this recipe 3 oz. of dough is 150 calories, for my pizza, I used 2.5 oz. of dough and rolled it out to fit my small skillet.

In the small skillet I added about a teaspoon of olive oil, placed the dough in the pan and cooked for 5 minutes.

Poke the dough with a fork so it doesn't puff up

I cooked that over medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn over and it will look like this:

After 3 minutes, flip over and you are ready to add toppings!

Have the toppings ready, once you flip the dough, add the sauce and whatever ingredients you want (I cooked the sausage first) and top with cheese. Place a lid over the skillet and this will help melt the cheese.

Add a top and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted

And here is what it looks like when it’s done!

So good!

With some of the leftover dough, I made a breakfast pizza for breakfast!

2.5 ounces of the uncooked dough
bbq sauce
1 oz. shredded chicken
diced red onions
1 scrambled egg on top
1 oz. cheese

Breakfast pizza

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We had huge storms again last night. Tornado warnings and tons of thunder and lightening, but after the storm the clouds were so cool!

Here are a few pictures from my back yard last night:

After the storm

So cool!


12 Comments

  1. That looks amazing and I already have all the stuff on hand! I think I will be making a veggie version this weekend for sure! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  2. Jessica says:

    Oh how awesome! Yum!

  3. Annika says:

    Yuummyy! That looks good!
    Thank you so much for checking up on me! I am just enjoying my summer here in Spain.
    For some reason I lost the whole blogging bug… Maybe I will get it back someday, wont stress about it though!
    Hope you are good! All my best to you!

  4. Simply Life says:

    what a great idea! That looks so good!

  5. Joanne says:

    That pizza looks almost like naan to me! I wonder how different they are. It seriously looks delicious!

  6. This looks great, never tried skillet pizza, but it may be a good opportunity to try Daiya mozzarella vegan shreds. Thanks!

  7. Oh, this is very cool! It’s like a grilled pizza but without the coals.

  8. lesley says:

    Hi Jenn,
    That looks just dandy!
    I will be trying this out for sure, I know so many youngsters who eat pizza for breakfast, wish Id thought of this when the kids were growing up!

  9. Christina says:

    Wow, such a cool idea! I would have never thought to make pizza in a skillet – thanks for showing how easy it is! It is also so quick and doesn’t heat up the kitchen!

    Awesome pics! I got a bunch before the storm but not after – the sky was REALLY weird. It was like 8:45 and bright as day!

    Thanks for sharing this with Friday Firsts this week!!

  10. Ang says:

    What a neat idea! I sometimes bake my pizza crusts in my cast iron skillet but never thought of cooking a crust on the stove!

  11. John says:

    Cool clouds! Chicken tacos on next post look gooood! will have to try them sometime!

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