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Skillet Pizzas

October 23, 2006

I made up this recipe ages ago, in an attempt to use up half a jar of pasta sauce. It has served to feed us when time was short or money was low, and it’s so adaptable that it can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. It’s an easy, oven-less way to get a crispy pizza with your favorite toppings.

On the craft front, I FINALLY used the gorgeous yarn that Cate sent me with my apron swap goodies…it was a small skein of alpaca silk, and I somehow made a full scarf out of it. I used a stitch called a “mistake rib,” which was so easy and produced such a cool result. You just cast on as many stitches as you want, as long as it’s a multiple of 4 plus 3 stitches. (For example, 4×3=12, 12+3=15, so you’d cast on 15. Or 19. Or 23.) Then you knit 2, purl 2 across the row, ending with knit 3. Do that for the length of the scarf, and you end up with this wonderful stretchy-ribby goodness. I love it!

Okay, back to the pizza.

Skillet Pizza

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 whole pita bread
  • 2 tablespoons marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella
  • Assorted toppings

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray; lay the pita on the skillet and toast for a minute or so, then flip over to toast the other side…you just want it to be warm. Remove the pita from the pan; spread the marinara sauce on the warm pita, then sprinkle with cheese and toppings. Lay the pita in the pan again, and cover loosely (if you don’t have a lid for the pan, you can use foil). Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bottom of pita is crispy. Slice into wedges and serve.

Notes: You can use any toppings you want…roasted bell peppers, artichoke hearts, steamed broccoli, sauteed veggies; or you can use a different cheese…it’s all good.

Makes 1 serving.

Source: poco-cocoa.

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5 Discussion to this post
  1. blackbird says:

    how sweet –
    first I read about the pizza and thought of the two of you, young and needing to stretch your dollars…
    then I scroll down and read your reasons for feeling happy.

  2. cate says:

    Beautiful!! :) I knew you’d be able to make something lovely!

    And hell yeah, skillet pizza! We have no oven currently so that makes it hard for making the pizza. My husband will be so happy. :)

  3. bearette24 says:

    I’m trying this one! D is a pizzaholic. I also like pita.

  4. Toni says:

    I’ve been a long time reader and was just moved to comment to this post.

    I made pita pizzas ALL the time. I have never tried making them on the oven though, so I’m definitely going to try it. The best one I’ve made had olive oil, sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers and Monterey Jack cheese. It was great. I’m going to try the same thing, but adding grilled chicken.

    I love your blog :)

  5. crystal says:

    Cate, thanks so much for the yarn…the scarf is so deliciously soft! Toni, I’m so glad you commented! I like the idea of sauteed mushrooms and peppers on the pizza…mmmmmm…. :) Thanks for your sweet comment!

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