Cheesy pizza in a pan: cheesy and absolutely irresistible!

Total time: 50 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By Cookist

Looking for a quick and easy dinner that's packed with flavor? Look no further than this cheesy pizza made with ham, potato, and zucchini! Made with a tender and chewy flatbread crust, this pizza is loaded up with tender chunks of ham, creamy diced potatoes, and zucchini slices sandwiched between plenty of cheese. Many regions have some sort of stuffed flatbread in their cuisine. This recipe is similar to that of a Gozleme (from Turkey), the Indian Aloo Paratha, or Bolani (from Afghanistan)—it is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings and feed your family in a flash. So why wait? Grab your flatbread dough and get ready to make the ultimate cheesy pizza tonight!

Cheesy Pizza Variations

Feel free to any other veggies to this cheesy pizza (it’s a great way to empty the fridge!): mushrooms, leeks, bell peppers, red onions, sweetcorn, and spinach will all work. Just make sure to sauté the veggies beforehand, and cook until all the moisture is removed.

If you want to add other meats, you can also use cooked ground beef, crispy bacon, or shredded rotisserie chicken.

Feel free to add fresh herbs like basil, oregano, cilantro, or parsley.

The cheddar cheese can be substituted with mozzarella, feta, or Swiss cheese.



Short on time and need to cook the potatoes fast? Cook them in an instant pot. For medium potatoes, place 1 cup of water in the bottom of a 6-quart Instant Pot, then place the potatoes on a rack and cook for 16 minutes. Allow natural pressure release for 15 minutes.

For added texture, use a combination of all-purpose flour and wholewheat flour.

Cook the Cheezy Pizza over medium heat. If the pan is too hot, the bread will burn before it’s fully cooked, and the cheese will not melt.


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90ml (1/4 cup)
All-purpose flour
150g (1 cup)
Butter melted
15ml (1 tbsp)
boiled potatoes, mashed
200g (7 oz)
15ml (1 tbsp)
ham in cubes
100g (3.5 oz)
cooked zucchini, chopped
100g (3.5 oz)
Cheddar Cheese
200g (7 oz)


In a bowl, combine the milk, salt, and flour and mix with a spatula.

Add the butter and knead it into the dough until it is smooth and elastic.

Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with cling film, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In another bowl, combine the potatoes with mayonnaise, baked ham, and zucchini, and mix.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface, to a diameter of 30cm/12 inches.

Sprinkle the cheese in the center of the dough, then spread the potato mixture on top. Top with another layer of cheese.

Bring the edges of the dough together and pinch to form a bun.

Turn it over and flatten it slightly with a rolling pin.

Heat the pan with oil on medium-low heat and put the prepared dough into the pan. Brush the surface with a layer of oil, cover with the lid, and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Place a pan on top of the pan, flip it.

Cook on another side until is golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

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