Frying pan pizza

Frying pan pizza

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4

Not good for you? Think again, this easy to make pizza is low fat and full of calcium

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal331
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.89g


  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 courgette, thickly sliced



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 5 tbsp fresh tomato pasta sauce



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 50g cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Place the pepper, courgette and red onion on a large non-stick baking tray and drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil. Season well and toss to combine. Roast in the oven for 20 mins until soft and beginning to brown. Set aside.

  2. Heat the grill to medium. Season the flour well and, in a large bowl, mix with the remaining oil and 4-5 tbsp water to form a soft dough. Knead briefly, then roll out on a floured surface to a rough 20cm circle. Transfer the dough to a large ovenproof, non-stick frying pan and fry over a medium heat for 5 mins, until the underside begins to brown. Turn over and cook for a further 5 mins. Spread the tomato sauce over the base, scatter with the roasted veg, then sprinkle with cheddar. Grill the pizza for 3-4 mins until cheese has melted. Serve immediately, sliced into wedges, with a large green salad.

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21st Sep, 2012
Also meant to say that I never roll the dough out - I always press it into the pan with my hand/knuckles. Much more rustic and less fuss I think!
21st Sep, 2012
Seriously good recipe for uni students!! I use the base recipe as a way of making naan bread or my own bread to accompany dishes I serve. I have even been known just to eat the base - mix in a bunch of dried 'erbs, s&p and you're done. So good!
27th Aug, 2012
Tasty, though I did as some reviewers suggested and used less flour and more oil and water than the recipe suggests. Also, I oven baked the base instead of frying it to save on washing up, then added the veg and oven baked to finish. Overall not a bad recipe, but in future I'll just buy pizza dough mix and do it that way.
27th Aug, 2012
I have followed the recipe and also made a tomato based sauce and topped with more traditional toppings - both versions have gone down well with both adults and children
27th Aug, 2012
The base fell apart when turning in the frying pan, but as I hadn't read any reviews before cooking it looks as though less floor/more oil and water would help. Will try it again with adjustments before rating.
19th Mar, 2012
Quick and easy, brilliant.
21st Feb, 2012
Split the dough into two pizzas for a thinner crust and lower calories. If its too thick it tastes too doughy for me. As for the people suggesting a quarter is not enough - it is with sides, salad or wedges. Can also be divided into four for individual pizzas - used to do that at uni for fussy eating housemates
1st Feb, 2012
I cannoit see the point of oven roasting the vegetables, in oil, before cooking the pizza; surely if they had been friedionavery little oil the juices, and flavour, in the pan could then be transferred to the dough base. Also a yeast dough is always better than a scone dough, even if there is not along time for proving, is easily made while the veg are cooking, and is delicious when "fried" in apan
10th Nov, 2011
i made this for 1, using 75g flour. then changed up the toppings and made it a more luxurious one with bbq sauce base, steamed asparagus, parma ham and goats cheese then grilled it. lovely!! really easy will definitely be making this again
28th Apr, 2011
lovely easy pizza i sliced mine into 4 separate portions and put 3 in the freezer


3rd Apr, 2020
I’ve only got sunflower oil, will it still work?
Esther_Deputyfoodeditor's picture
6th Apr, 2020
Hello! Esther from the food team here. Yes sunflower oil will certainly work! Thanks for your question.
Indy's picture
25th Mar, 2018
Can this be made with gluten-free flour?
goodfoodteam's picture
1st Apr, 2018
Thanks for your question. We haven't tested this with gluten-free self-raising flour so cannot guarantee the results but as this isn't a standard pizza dough recipe, it's quite possible it will. Give it a go and let us know how you get on!
7th Nov, 2014
Can I bake this instead of frying?
goodfoodteam's picture
20th Nov, 2014
You need a strong initial heat from below for this recipe so is best cooked in a pan. When cooking an oven pizza, for best results follow a baked recipe instead.
7th Nov, 2014
Use coconut oil instead of olive oil. I used heated coconut oil and it made the dough a lot softer and easier to roll.
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