To make pizza at home without an oven, you can use a stovetop pan or griddle. Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Any additional toppings you like (pepperoni, vegetables, etc.)
- In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, until the yeast starts to foam.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, olive oil, and salt. Add the yeast mixture and mix until a dough forms.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a towel. Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until it has doubled in size.
- Punch down the dough and roll it out into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
- Heat a stovetop pan or griddle over medium heat. Place the dough in the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until the bottom is lightly browned.
- Flip the dough over and spread the tomato sauce and cheese over the top. Add any additional toppings you like.
- Cover the pan and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bottom is crispy.
- Remove the pizza from the pan and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
- Note: If you don’t have a stovetop pan or griddle, you can also use a frying pan or a cast iron skillet. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time as needed.
Certainly! Here are a few more tips for making pizza at home without an oven:
- Preheat the pan: Before you add the dough to the pan, make sure it’s heated up properly. This will help the pizza cook evenly and give it a crispy crust.
- Use a pizza stone: If you have a pizza stone, you can use it on your stovetop to cook the pizza. Just preheat the stone in the pan, then transfer the dough onto the stone and follow the rest of the recipe as directed.
- Experiment with different crusts: While the recipe above calls for a traditional pizza crust, you can also try making a flatbread or a pita bread crust. Simply roll out the dough and cook it in the pan until it’s crispy.
- Get creative with your toppings: While traditional pizza toppings like pepperoni and vegetables are always delicious, you can also try adding other ingredients like cooked meats, grilled vegetables, or even fruit. Just be sure to cut them into small pieces so they cook evenly.
- Make a personal pizza: If you don’t have a large enough pan to cook a full-size pizza, you can make individual personal pizzas instead. Simply divide the dough into smaller portions, roll them out, and cook them in a smaller pan or on a griddle. This is a great option if you want to customize each pizza with different toppings.