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Jamie Oliver’s No-Oven Pizza

As seen on Jamie's £1 Wonders on Channel 4, this one-pan pizza is super quick and easy to cook, a perfect mid-week dinner.


Pizza is a dish we all know and love, but this cheats version is breaking all the rules! You’ll only need one pan and one hob ring for this, so there’s no need to turn the oven on. Plus, it’s not only quicker than your average takeaway, it’s far cheaper and contains 3 of your 5-a-day in just one portion.

This recipe was featured in Jamie Oliver’s Channel 4 series, Jamie’s £1 Wonders. For more Jamie Oliver recipes, click here.

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250g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
olive oil
1 red onion
½ red pepper
½ x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
50g mature Cheddar cheese
½ butterhead or round lettuce
1 carrot
red wine vinegar

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Place the flour in a bowl with a pinch of sea salt, and gradually pour in up to 150ml of cold water, using a fork to stir as you go so it comes together into a ball of dough. Knead for just 1 minute on a clean flour-dusted surface, and put aside.

Put a 30cm frying pan on a medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Peel and finely slice the onion and deseed and finely slice the pepper, adding to the pan as you go, then season with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Place a lid on top and fry for 2 minutes, or until golden, tossing occasionally.

Meanwhile, roll out the dough into a round the size of the pan (just under ½cm thick).

When the time’s up on the veg, tip them onto your board, then gently transfer the dough to the dry pan, gently pressing in your fingertips into the dough to create dimples. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes on one side, then carefully flip over. Drain away some of the liquid from the tomatoes, then mash lightly with a fork and spread over the dough, leaving a 1cm gap around the edges.

Scatter over the cooked veg and coarsely grate over the cheese (it’s nice to get a little over the edge, because as the cheese melts you’ll get a gorgeous gnarly crust). Turn the heat down to medium, put the lid on and cook for a final 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the base is crispy.

Meanwhile, shred the outer leaves of the lettuce, finely slice the stalk, and click apart the inner leaves. Trim and speed-peel the carrot, dress with 1 tablespoon each of red wine vinegar and olive oil, and toss together. Slide the pizza on to a board, then slice and serve with the salad.

EASY SWAPS: Treat this as a principle recipe, mixing up the fillings depending on what you’ve already got. Think tinned sweetcorn or tuna, slices of ham or sausage. Use whatever cheese you already have in the fridge.

LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS: Use the rest of the tinned tomatoes to make a quick pasta sauce. Slice up the remaining pepper and toss through a salad, or use in a quick stir-fry.

ENERGY 600kcals FAT 12.6g SAT FAT 6g PROTEIN 19.9g CARBS 108.9g SUGARS 12.6g SALT 1.7g FIBRE 8.1g

*Prices correct at time of filming (January 2023).

Recipe © Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Photography: Jamie Oliver Ltd 2023

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