Pizza is a beloved dish all around the world, and it’s no secret that cheese and oven are two of its main components. However, not everyone can eat cheese or has access to an oven. In this article, we’ll share some cooking tips on how to make pizza without cheese and oven.
- Pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
- Tomato sauce
- Toppings of your choice (e.g. vegetables, meats, herbs, spices)
- Frying pan or skillet
- Lid or aluminum foil
- Oven mitts or kitchen towels
- Rolling pin or flat-bottomed glass
- Prepare the pizza dough. If using store-bought dough, follow the package instructions. If making your own dough, mix together flour, water, yeast, sugar, salt, and olive oil in a bowl until it forms a smooth dough. Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes before using.
- Roll out the pizza dough. Dust a clean surface with flour and use a rolling pin or flat-bottomed glass to roll out the dough into a thin, round shape.
- Heat up a frying pan or skillet. Place the frying pan or skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Allow it to heat up for a few minutes.
- Cook the pizza dough. Carefully transfer the pizza dough onto the hot frying pan or skillet. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until the bottom is slightly golden and has some char marks. Use a spatula to flip the dough over.
- Add the tomato sauce and toppings. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the cooked side of the pizza dough. Add your desired toppings such as vegetables, meats, herbs, and spices.
- Cover the pizza. Place a lid or aluminum foil over the frying pan or skillet. Let it cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the toppings are cooked through and the pizza is heated thoroughly.
- Remove the pizza from the frying pan or skillet. Use oven mitts or kitchen towels to carefully remove the pizza from the frying pan or skillet. Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
- To make the pizza more flavorful, you can add herbs and spices to the tomato sauce or toppings. For example, add basil, oregano, garlic, or red pepper flakes.
- Be careful when transferring the pizza dough onto the hot frying pan or skillet. You can use a flat spatula or your hands to help transfer it.
- You can use a combination of fresh and cooked toppings, such as fresh arugula, sliced tomatoes, and grilled chicken.
- If you don’t have a lid or aluminum foil to cover the frying pan or skillet, you can use a large plate or another frying pan as a makeshift lid.
- Experiment with different toppings to find your favorite combination. Some ideas include roasted vegetables, caramelized onions, crumbled tofu, or sliced avocado.
In conclusion, making pizza without cheese and oven is possible and can still be delicious. By using a frying pan or skillet, you can cook the pizza dough and toppings to create a crispy, flavorful pizza. With some creativity and experimentation, you can still enjoy this classic dish even without the traditional ingredients.