Monday, May 25, 2009

Easy Skillet Pizza

During the summer months especially, I am always looking for ways to prepare meals that do not heat up the kitchen very much. I found this idea for skillet pizza in a Backpacker magazine, but adapted the recipe for a slightly healthier diet. It was delicious and everyone loved it! We made 3 to feed our family of 5, and as you can see, there wasn't much left over.

Quick Skillet Pizza
For each 10" pizza use
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 T oil
5-6 T water.
Pizza sauce
2 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
Favorite toppings

Mix dry ingredients. Add oil and water and mix. Oil a 10" skillet and heat on med. heat. Turn dough onto floured surface, knead 2 or 3 times, then roll or pat into 10" circle. Place dough in skillet, spread with sauce, sprinkle with cheese and add other toppings. Cover skillet with lid and cook 5 min. or till cheese is melted. Cool slightly, then serve.


Grace said...

Wow that sounds simple! I'm gonna have to try that!

Jamie said...

Is this a stovetop recipe? Medium or low heat? Any differences between gas and electric?

Sara said...

Yes, it's a stove top recipe. No oven needed, no hot kitchen! The recipe says med. heat, but, as with any recipe, you'll have to adjust to your own appliance and cookware. I used an iron skillet, and it took a little longer for the first pizza than with the second two, since it takes iron awhile to heat up. Just watch the cheese. When it's melted the whole thing is done. I also cooled the pizza for a minute or two on a wire rack so the bottom wouldn't be soggy. The crust turned out great!