Easy Skillet Pizza

Skillet Margherita Pizza

My best way of dealing with craziness is to get in the kitchen. Cooking and baking always makes me feel good and happy.


So, apparently my list of things going wrong while my husband is away continues. This time was just heartbreaking. I went to put my wedding ring on and noticed the diamond was leaning over. One side of the setting cracked.

It is the most bizarre thing ever. I have no idea at all how it happened.  I didn’t hit my hand, slam it in a door, or get caught in anything. I wore it the day before and I think it was okay.

I was pretty sad for a couple of days. Thankfully, I found a family owned and operated jeweler in our little town and they fixed it! They were so awesome. At first, they said it would be ready in 5 days. The next day they called and said it was fixed.

I was so touched that they understood that it was important to me and worked on it right away. I was so happy, I cried when I got it back.


Easy Skillet Pizza

After all that, I need some serious mood changing activity! I head to the kitchen to whip up something delicious.

Our weather is a bit wacky here. Some days it doesn’t get about 65 degrees F. and other days it is so sunny and hot. It is on those hot days that I really notice a temperature difference inside when I run the oven. I know it’s a little crazy to hear a Texas girl complain about heat, but I don’t like the heat one bit.

But, what I do like is pizza and in order to have my pizza without heating up the house, I figured out how to cook pizza on the stovetop.

This was one of those moments where you have an idea and wonder if it will work. Well, it did and it is delicious!!


How to Make Skillet Pizza

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I made my favorite pizza dough and it worked just as perfectly as it does in the oven.  I was concerned that the crust wouldn’t be as crisp in a skillet, but it is perfect.

I heated my regular non-stick skillet on medium heat and cooked the dough on both sides until it was lightly browned. Added my toppings and placed under the toaster for the cheese to melt.

Seriously, this cooks in a fraction of the time it takes to bake a pizza. I’m talking less than 5 minutes to have a delicious pizza!

Make Pizza on the Stove


I was so excited! The crust is perfectly crisp and chewy.


Skillet Pizza


We love these pizzas!  Since they cook so quickly, it is so easy to make a different variety with little effort. Margherita is my favorite and my kids love a traditional pepperoni, so we all were able to have what we wanted.

I used a 9-inch skillet , but you could choose what ever size you like and form the dough to fit that pan.


Pizza in a pan


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Skillet Pizza
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Serves: 4
For dough
  • cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 10 ounces bread flour (2 cups )
  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
For Crust
  1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and spoons; level with a knife. Add flour, salt and yeast to large bowl. Add olive oil to one side of bowl. Slowly add in water and stir with wooden spoon to combine.
  2. Once dough comes together, place on lightly floured counter and knead to form soft elastic dough. Place dough in large bowl lightly coated with olive oil. Gently roll dough around bowl to coat. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces.
  4. Press or roll dough into a 8 inch circle on a lightly floured counter-top.
  5. Preheat pan on medium heat. Cook pizza dough for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  6. Add toppings and place under toaster/broiler for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.






  1. Ahhh Sooooo glad your ring is now perfectly fine! :) :* You know, if you hadn’t mentioned that this pizza was made on a skillet, I would have never guessed it! It looks just like an oven made pizza and in less than 5 minutes????? SIGN ME UP!!!! This looks SOOOOO GOOOOOD Cindy! <3

  2. I saw pizza cooked like this on the TV the other day and it looks so much easier than doing it in the oven. I am definitely going to give it a try.

  3. Sounds so delicious!

  4. This is definitely easy—-as well as good and versatile. Gosh I understand about your wedding ring—such an important symbol. I am glad it got fixed in a timely fashion.

  5. The pizza looks really great. You cannot tell it was made on a skillet and that too in 5 minutes.
    I am glad that your ring got fixed. :)

  6. I love this idea Cindy! I’ve never cooked pizza crust in a skillet, but talk about so much easier. Love this one!

  7. whiskandshout says:

    This looks awesome and easy! I need to buy a skillet and fast :)

  8. This is such a fun twist on pizza, Cindy! Love that it’s all done in the skillet—my kinda dinner!

  9. That is so great that they were able to fix your ring!! I had only had my engagement ring for a few weeks, when I dropped it and the stone cracked a little bit. Thank goodness it was under warranty and they gave me a whole new one!

    This is such a great idea for a summer pizza! I cringe a little every time I have to turn on the oven these days, but I love to eat pizza. This way I can get my pizza fix and not sweat to death while it is cooking :)

  10. What a great idea Cindy! I’ve never made pizza in a skillet. In fact, I’ve never made pizza dough either, although I’ve always wanted to. I guess because I never think to make it early enough to let it rise. If you have a great recipe – let me know. I am really sorry to hear about your wedding ring! But, I’m glad you got it fixed. I’ve been married 23 years and have never worn one. Crazy, right? But, I had horses for many years and I didn’t dare wear it to the barn, so I just got out of the habit! :-) Oh, by the way – Pinned!

  11. What a great idea to use a sikllet. I’m so please you managed to get your ring fixed as I’ve lost a diamond from my wedding band and it was such an awful feeling.

  12. Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy says:

    Oh me oh my – this looks delicious! My family would love a skillet pizza like this! Yummy, pinned!

  13. spicedblog says:

    What a fun and easy meal! I always love a new pizza idea. :-) And good thing you caught the ring before the diamond fell out!! Family jewelers are the best!

  14. That was so sweet, so glad they were able to fix your ring, and so quickly for you :) This is such a great and fun idea! Love that it’s made in the skillet and comes together so easily :) It looks fabulous!

  15. So happy your ring was fixed. That would be pretty heartbreaking and emotional as I know how much those pieces of jewelry are treasured. :)

    A pizza made indoors in a skillet is pretty much the best thing I’ve seen all week. I LOVE PIZZA! I can imagine the amazing aroma that would come from this and fill the house. Delish!

  16. I’m so glad they were able to fix your wedding ring and in a timely fashion. A treasured piece surely, especially while your husband is away. Skillet pizza sounds like the perfect comfort food to make without heating the house! It has never occurred to me to make pizza on the stovetop, on the grill I tried it, but stovetop, never! What a novel idea, thanks for sharing =)

  17. Such a great idea! I love easy pizza. :) As far as your ring, it was a good thing you noticed before the diamond disappeared! That would have been tragic. Aren’t local businesses the best for personal treatment? Have a great weekend, Cindy!

  18. I’m glad they got your ring fixed right away, and that the diamond didn’t fall out! What a great way to cheer yourself up, too — homemade pizza! This is such a great idea, and I really need to try it. :)

  19. Homemade pizza in a skillet…this is such a great idea, Cindy! And that’s so great that you were able to get your ring back so soon. Hope you enjoy the weekend! :)

  20. this looks so tasty and fresh! I would of never thought to put dough in a skillet and it looks so fun and delicious!


  21. huntfortheverybest says:

    great idea!

  22. So glad your ring is okay! I know how you feel…how lucky it was all still there, you know?! Glad that drama is over and there’s a happy ending. All the more happy with this skillet pizza! You make it look so easy. My son would love this. He could eat pizza at least twice a day. : )

  23. At least you noticed before the diamond fell out!!! This pizza looks crazy easy and delicious!

  24. What a cool idea! I am a pizza fiend, will definitely try this sometime :)

  25. wow this pizza looks so easy to make, so tasty, so yummy and fresh! Love this easy and delicious recipe, my dear!
    Have a wonderful weekend 😉

  26. Oh, Cindy, I can imagine how you felt about your ring. I worry about mine a bit occasionally because it’s so precious to me. So happy you got it back all fixed!
    As for this pizza, well, it’s a it of a revelation to me because I currently use my mother-in-law’s oven and my pizzas never get crisp enough. Maybe this is my answer! 😉

  27. Thank goodness you got your ring fixed! Surely your streak of things going wrong is over! I’ve never made pizza in a skillet before. What a clever idea!

  28. So glad your ring got fixed so quickly and that things are looking up! These pizzas sound so good. Love how fluffed up they get!

  29. Hi Cindy, so glad you realized there was something amiss about your ring before anything fell off and now everything is restored. This pizza is wonderful, love that you prepared it in a skillet.

  30. What a creative recipe, Cindy! I never thought of making my own dough right in a skillet, so I love this idea. And definitely something that my husband would love, too. Pinned!

  31. BRILLIANT! No thank you 500 degree oven. Let it be August!

  32. This looks great Cindy and so easy. Great idea.

  33. Bless your heart! I am so glad they were able to fix your ring so quickly! These pizzas look like a great way to celebrate! I am going to try a gluten free version!

  34. SO glad your ring was fixed so quickly…and than goodness you did not lose the diamond! Great idea for a quick pizza…now I’m craving a pizza Margherita :)

  35. What good luck that you noticed the ring before the diamond fell out! I’ve never cooked a pizza in a skillet, love this idea! Perfect for the summer when I don’t want to put on the oven.

  36. Pizza on a skillet!!! woow this is so new to me and so so tempting to make. Easy and quick. Sorry for what happened to your ring and glad it was fixed quickly, but it is really very strange!!!

  37. Hey Cindy!
    Great recipe for singles not wanting to heat up the oven for one person!



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