Pan-Fried Pizza Margherita

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With just a few whole ingredients and a skillet, you can have this rustic take on an Italian Classic ready for your guests in minutes! My two-ingredient pizza dough is so unbelievably simple that anyone can make it. Just pan fry it, top it with all of your favorite fresh ingredients, and serve it warm with a delicious Kansas wine!

Pan-Fried Pizza Margherita

Pan-Fried Margherita Pizza


1 cup plain greek yogurt
1-1/2 cups self-rising flour

Combine yogurt and 1 cup flour in a large mixing bowl; mix until combined, adding remaining 1/2 cup flour a little at a time until dough comes together and isn’t sticky.

Place dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead by hand for 1-2 minutes.

Divide dough into 8 equal pieces, then roll each one out into a small dough round, approx 4”- 6” in size.

Pan-Fried Margherita PizzaSauce

6 oz. can tomato paste
2 Tbs. basil pesto
1/2 cup water
(I often add a splash of red wine vinegar, as well…when feeling like it.)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.

Pizza Ingredients

Pan-Fried Margherita Pizzafresh mozzarella, sliced
fresh basil, chopped
Roma tomatoes, seeded and thinly sliced
grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large cast iron (or any heavy-bottomed skillet) over medium high heat, add a bit of olive oil. When oil is hot, gently add a dough round to the skillet; cook until golden brown, turning to cook on both sides, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining dough rounds until all are cooked.

To create pizzas, place pan-fried crusts onto a large baking sheet (or into large cast iron skillets); spread desired amount of pizza sauce over each crust, then top with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, uncovered, or until mozzarella is very softened and melted. Sprinkle pizzas with Parmesan and serve at once.

Crooked Post Winery

Crooked Post Winery

This recipe was featured on WIBW 13 News This Morning with From the Land of Kansas and Crooked Post Winery. Owner Lori Henderson shared some facts about their delicious wines, grown and produced just down the road in Ozawkie, Kansas. This pizza recipe was inspired by their summer date night events, which begin this Friday night! Each weekend they invite guests to come out to the winery for Wood-fired pizza (made from scratch, by the way!) and Wine! Sit back and enjoy a destination get away with Wood Fired Pizzas, Snacks, Retail and Kansas Wine AND Kansas craft beers.

Wood Fired Pizzas are available made fresh each day, Fridays and Saturdays from 4-7PM and Sundays from 2-5PM, during summer hours; weather permitted unless otherwise posted.

Crooked Post Winery

Crooked Post Winery offers a variety of Italian-inspired wines and craft beers.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli 

**These recipes were featured on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen with From the Land of Kansas, as part of WIBW 13 News This Morning, April 2018. To order your favorite From the Land of Kansas products and ingredients, visit the From the Land of Kansas Marketplace!

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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