Cheesy-Crust Skillet Pizza


If you refrain from grain, but can't go without've got to try this version with a 1-ingredient crust made just from cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 1 ½ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 5 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves

  • 4 small fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini), thinly sliced


  1. Heat a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese evenly into hot skillet; cook until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Arrange tomato slices, basil leaves, and fresh mozzarella slices on the melted cheese, leaving space for a "crust" to form; cook until top is bubbling and edges are browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Remove skillet from heat and loosen pizza with a spatula. Gently slice pizza onto a cutting board; cool for 1 minute before slicing.

    overhead view of a Cheesy-Crust Skillet Pizza with tomatoes and basil
    The Gruntled Gourmand

Cook's Notes:

The crust is delicate and thin, so don't overload with toppings. But do try with other toppings (pepperoni, ham, pineapple, or BBQ chicken).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
26g Fat
6g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 670mg 52%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 173mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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