Saturday, September 23, 2017

Crustless Pizza

This week is Potluck week at I Heart Cooking Clubs. I've made a simple and lovely crustless pizza from Nigella Lawson, recipe from her book Nigella Kitchen. I made it for our lunch with some green salad. 

The bottom layer is a mixture of egg, flour, milk and grated Cheddar cheese, which is baked for 30 minutes, then topped with the topping. The topping are slices of pepperoni and sprinkling of more Cheddar cheese. Back into the oven for about 2 or 3 minutes until the cheese melts.

This is easy, simple and delicious. It is one of those meals that would be perfect for sharing with friends. 

This week's Potluck is dedicated to Kim, one of our co-host at IHCC, who has recently lost her mom last week. Her mom was a great supporter of Kim's cooking and blog. Kim, I hope that your pain and grieve will lessen over time, and the memories of your mom will bring joy and smiles as she is being fondly remembered. Sending a big hug to you, my friend.

Crustless Pizza
(adapted from Nigella Kitchen, by Nigella Lawson)
serves 2-4
1 egg
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
salt, to taste
1 cup whole milk
butter for greasing
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
2 ounces small chorizo or pepperoni slices, approx. 3/4 inch diameter (optional)

1 x round ovenproof pie dish, 8 or 9 inches diameter

Preheat the oven to 400F. Beat the egg with the flour, salt, and milk to make a smooth batter.
Grease a round ovenproof pie dish, then stir half the grated cheese into the batter, before pouring it into the dish.
Bake for 30 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and add the chorizo or pepperoni (is using) - or anything else, now, too. Return to the oven and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes to make sure it's heated through.
Once the cheese on top is melted and looks burnished with gold on the crustless pizza, take it out of the oven and serve, cut into slices. A green or tomato salad on the side would not be a bad idea.

I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), the theme for this week,
IHCC September Potluck (for Kim)


I'm linking this post with Cookbook Countdown #21 hosted by 


  1. what amazing and delicious Pizza Joyce ! I have to try this !!

  2. Crustless pizza..didn't know such a thing exist. It surely looks very delicious, Joyce.

  3. Looks nice. I have seen the recipe but havent tried it yet

  4. Sounds like a crustless pizza has a place on the table. It looks good.

  5. Thank you very much for the kind words regarding my mom!

    I have made this recipe from Nigella and it is definitely a family-pleasing recipe. I also love how easy it is! Your version looks delicious. So happy to see a Nigella recipe in the roundup.

  6. What a gorgeous pizza--it looks delicious and I love how easy it looks.

    Thank you for joining in the Potluck and for your words for Kim. I know she really appreciated them. <3