Last minute speedy pizza in a pan – just 5 min prep!

Last minute speedy pizza in a pan – just 5 min prep!

By 31/07/2017

Pizza ready in a few minutes, no proving and no kneading, is it actually possible?

This is yet another crazy recipe trending on the web which I put to the test.

In a few minutes and with just a few ingredients I created a tasty snack that the children went mad about. Clearly this is not a real pizza but the end result was pretty good.

The trick to cook pizza in a pan is to put the lid on (a perfectly fitting one for your pan) for the first 10 minutes. This will recreate the conditions of an oven and make the dough puff up.

You need to cook your pizza at a very gentle heat and after a few minutes gently shake the pan every now and then to avoid the pastry sticking to the bottom or getting burned. You need a non-stick pan and for best results a thicked bottom one.

My pizza topping was a simple margherita but of course you can put olives, ham, salami or anything else you fancy on top.

My thumps up on this one!

  • Prep Time : 5 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 1



Grease a pan measuring approx 25 cm or 11 inch then add the self raising flour, the lukewarm water, the salt and the olive oil. Mix well and spread it evenly on the pan using a spoon. The mixture will be wet and sticky. Spread the tomato sauce on top.

Put the lid on and cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes. Do not lift the lid during the first 10 minutes and make sure the heat is low or the dough will burn.

After this time sprinkle the mozzarella on top, the dried oregano, the basil leaves and a little olive oil. Continue cooking without the lid on for a further 5 minutes. Lift your pizza or shake the pan from time to time to avoid it getting burned.

Enjoy warm.

Check out my video on how to make this.

Pizza margherita made in a pan

Quick pizza margherita made in a pan

Quick pizza made in a pan - 5 minutes prep!

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9 Responses to Last minute speedy pizza in a pan – just 5 min prep!

  1. Lorelle

    Looks great Alida. Will be pinning this for future reference. 😉

  2. All That I'm Eating

    I can’t believe that’s ready in such a short time! What a great cheat, it looks great, maybe not authentic as you say, but still delicious!

  3. speedy70

    Una ricetta da salvare, molto utile, grazie!!!

  4. Chiara

    pizza sempre e comunque, l’adoro !

    • Alida

      Si almeno una volta alla settimana, non potrei farne a meno!

  5. Sapna

    Wow this is amazing. Quick homemade Snack.. I will try it. My boys like pizza.

  6. Phyllis

    do you heat the pan before mixing???

    • Alida

      No I don’t. Mix your ingredients and then put the pan on the cooker.

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