Stovetop Pizza Recipe

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  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • toppings of your choice


  1. Combine the yeast, water, and sugar. Let it foam and then add it to the oil, salt, and flour. Let it rise for an hour or so, and then it will be ready to roll out.

  2. Heat the pan while you roll out the first pizza crust. You want to get the pan nice and hot. A medium-high heat is best. The crust should end up being a little smaller than your pan so it will be easy for you to flip. The dough should be rolled out on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin that has some flour on it already. 

  3. Place the dough in the pan. Let it cook for one minute and then flip it. You may get bubbles in the crust. You can either deflate them by poking at them with a knife (just make sure not to poke the pan with the knife as well) or you can leave them. They usually deflate when you put the pizza sauce on the crust. 

  4. After you flip it, you need to add a tablespoon or so of pizza sauce, grated mozzarella cheese, and toppings. If you put too much sauce, your pizza will come out soggy so it is better to err on the side of too little sauce at first. You will start to recognize how much sauce is good to put on top after the first pizza is done. To cook the cheese, you can cover the pan with a top and let the pizza go until the cheese is melted. However, if you like more crispy cheese, you can transfer the pizza to the top rack of your oven and broil it for a few minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on it as it broils. Then, you are all done!

Making pizza usually involves an oven, but that's not always the case! Pizzas made without an oven, or on the stove top, can be just as tasty and crispy as those made in an oven. The nice thing about making a pizza that can be cooked on your stove top, not in your oven, is that it can drastically reduce the normal cook time for a pizza.

There are a few things that you can do to make your pizzas go faster. First, make the dough the night before and store it in the fridge. That will save you time during the process. You also should prep your kitchen so that you have your pizza sauce laid out; the mozzarella cheese grated; and the toppings sliced and chopped. Because making pizzas on the stove top is a shorter process, you will need to be ready to bang out pizzas one after another.

Another good tip is to use a cast iron pan to heat the pizzas. It will make them more crusty than using a normal pan. A 10 or 12 inch pan is ideal for making stove top pizzas. You also will need a spatula to flip the pizzas and a wire rack to put them once they are done cooking.

If you are already salivating, give this stove top pizza recipe a try today!

More about your pizza crust...

The type of crust that you choose to create makes a huge difference in the outcome of your pizza recipe.  Thin crust and thick crust pizzas are very different and the one you choose depends on the occasion, the preferences of your guests, and the toppings you plan to use in your recipe.

It is important to consider the occasion when you are choosing what kind of crust to use for your pizza recipe.  Thick crust is a great option if it is cold outside and you have hungry guests who are craving a hearty meal of pizza and beer.  A thin crust may be more appropriate if you are planning a light meal during the summertime, accompanied by a salad and white wine.

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, no matter what kind of crust you choose.  We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit for all of your pizza making needs.

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