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Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two

This Skillet Pizza recipe is a perfect addition to my dinner ‘for two’ goal. These are super simple, fresh and the about as close as I will ever get to a vegetarian meal.

Cooking for two is tough. Stupid tough. Everything is packaged either too big or too small. I feel like Goldilocks. Don’t get me wrong, we eat like champs around here and I’m not looking to make everything with tiny portions, but some nights we just need something for the two of us that doesn’t leave us dreading leftovers for the next few nights.

Lately I have been trying to tie in a few more cooking for two recipes on the blog. Where I do love making big meals, these quick and easy date night dinners (and desserts) have been awesome. These little pizzas are a perfect addition. They are super simple, fresh and the about as close and Handsome and I will ever get to a vegetarian meal.

Weeknight perfection!

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Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two

Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two

These little pizzas are a perfect addition to my ‘for two’ recipes. These are super simple, fresh and the about as close as I will ever get to a vegetarian meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 medium plum tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 7 tbsp olive oil


For the toppings:

  1. Toss the tomatoes and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Drain the tomatoes on a paper towel lined plate for 15 minutes. 
  3. Combine cheeses and basil in a bowl.

For the Dough:

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in food processor.
  2. With processor running, slowly add beer and and 1 tbs oil and process until dough pulls away from sides and forms a shaggy ball, about 1 minute.
  3. Using floured hands, form dough into a tight ball and cover loosely with plastic wrap; let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough in half. Roll out each half into a very thin 9″ round.
  5. Heat 3 tbs oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until just smoking.
  6. Transfer 1 dough round to the skillet and cook, poking holes with a fork on any bubbles that form, until bottom is a deep golden brown and crisp, 3 – 4 minutes.
  7. Flip dough and sprinkle with half the tomatoes and half the cheese mixture.
  8. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until second side is crisp and cheeses have melted, about 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer pizza to cutting board. Wipe out pan and repeat with the remaining oil, dough, and toppings.
  10. Slice into wedges and serve.


from Cook’s Country Skillet Suppers

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 949Total Fat: 64gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 2045mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 26g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

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Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Does it matter what type of beer? Wheat, IPA, blonde, stout, etc?


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

All types of beer will add a different flavor. I went with a light beer, personally as I didn't want the boldness of an IPA to punch through

Melinda Cross

Monday 6th of April 2020

This recipe is awesome!! I followed recipe exactly- very easy!!- and the results were spectacular! I ate the 4 pieces of the one pizza since I couldn’t stop :). DO try this recipe, everyone!! It’s a winner!!

John @ Garage Gyms

Friday 2nd of May 2014

Pizza in a skillet, never have I ever... Looks fantastic though. Pizza is an easy sell for me =)

Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron

Friday 9th of November 2012

Just saw your pizza at tastespotting and had to check it out! It looks delicious! I make skillet pizzas frequently. They're really easy and taste better than the frozen pizzas. Anyway, I'm copying this recipe down for sure!


Thursday 8th of November 2012

Yum! Can you use something inplace of the beer?

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