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Pantry Staples – Frying Pan Pizza

Quick and easy frying pan pizza topped with anchovies, green onions, and pickled jalapeños

This is a super simple, quick recipe for making pizza with everyday pantry staples.

Ok, this is not real pizzeria-style pizza. It is an improvised recipe from an old magazine for making pizza with stuff I already have on hand in the kitchen.

In these days of self-isolation and sheltering at home, making do with ingredients in the pantry can be challenging. Plus I wanted to make something fun.

This pizza uses a basic baking powder biscuit dough, shaped into one big disk, and cooked in a frying pan on the stovetop.

No yeast, no kneading, no rising time.

There is no yeast in the recipe because I don’t have yeast at home. Instead the recipe uses baking powder.

And I don’t have buttermilk for the biscuit dough, so I used milk and yogurt.

It makes a somewhat fluffy dough with a biscuit-like consistency.

With tomato sauce, cheese, and other toppings it kind of looks like a pizza. Just use your imagination a bit. It is yummy nonetheless.

Note: Swap out the tomato sauce and other savory toppings for something sweet, like bananas and chocolate sauce, to make this a dessert pizza.

Pantry Staples Frying Pan Pizza (Makes one pizza, about 18-20cm)


  • 120 grams flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 80 milliliters milk
  • 40 grams yogurt
  • olive oil


  1. Preheat a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Put the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and mix well with a spoon.
  3. Add the milk, yogurt, and olive oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) and mix with a spoon until the dry ingredients are all mixed in.
  4. When the frying pan is hot, add a little olive oil and gently swish it around to coat the bottom of the frying pan. (I used about 1.5 teaspoons of olive oil.)
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  6. Pour the batter in the frying pan. Be careful, it might splatter.
  7. Dip a spoon in water and use the back of the spoon to spread the dough into a circle (diameter about 18-20cm).
  8. Cook on medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes. The dough will start to puff up and the edges will start to look dry. Take a peak at the underside. It should be golden brown. If not, heat a little longer.
  9. Turn off the heat.
  10. Use a turner or spatula to flip over the dough.
  11. Spread some tomato sauce on top of the dough. Go easy on the sauce and toppings or they might slip off when removing the pizza from the pan.
  12. Add the toppings. I used cheese, sliced green onions, and anchovies, because that is what I had on hand. Be creative and use whatever toppings you like.
  13. Turn the heat back on. Use medium-low heat.
  14. Cover the frying pan and cook for about 5 minutes until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese on top has melted.
  15. Remove from pan and serve.


Quick and easy frying pan pizza
Quick and easy frying pan pizza
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