This no oven, make on the stove top pan pizza is perfect for students or just people on a budget.
When we first moved country we rented a fully furnished house far from town. A few months later we decided to move closer to town and found a nice little place on the hill side. Only problem was that it had nothing in it! Beds of course were our top priority along with plates to eat off.
We bought a little 4 plate gas top counter standing cooker, I missed my oven but we made due until there was enough money to actually purchase an oven stove a few months later.
One of the biggest things we missed was pizza, homemade pizza. After a few google searches I discovered that my wild idea to make stove top pizza was actually a thing and we could make pan pizza!!
Here is how to make the dough for the pan pizza.
Use 2 cups of flour (or flour substitute, I have used quinoa flour as well) for a dry base ingredient, add some salt, Optional: a teaspoon of baking powder (if you like fluffy base), tablespoon of olive oil and add water until the dough is manageable and you are able to mold and roll out round disks.
On medium heat, with some oil, fry the base in the pan. Once the first side is cooked remove from the pan and flip over onto the bread board to add toppings. (the cooked side is facing up).
Once you have all the pizza toppings on use your spatula and carefully lift the pizza back into the pan. This cooks the other side that is now face down and by adding a lid over the pizza, melts the cheese and heats up the toppings!
We used the following toppings for our stove top pan pizza.
- Tomato paste / ketchup
- Chopped tomatoes
- Red onions
- Diced olives
- Sliced bananas (I am told this is a South African thing but you won’t know if you like it until you try it!)
- Cubed Avocado
- Parsley seasoning
- Optional: add any precooked meaty toppings of your choice