Pancake pizza recipe

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Our Dutch baby pancake pizza is a delicious savoury pancake with melted mozzarella, peperoni and olives to try for tea this week...

Dutch baby pancake pizza
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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap

We just love this cheesy, and super speedy pizza made on a pancake base.

This is the ultimate easy take on pizza. Rather than make a dough which you need to knead, rest and stretch, you just make up a batter in a bowl. Give it a quick blast on the hob before transferring the whole thing to the oven to cook. Sometimes called a Dutch baby pizza, it's a cinch, and a really pleasing way to cook a pizza. Unlike our classic thin pancake recipe, it will really rise up in the pan. You'll need a hob-and-oven-safe pan to make cooking as easy as possible. Feel free to adapt the pizza toppings to your liking. Leave out the pepperoni for a veggie version, or add an extra kind of cheese.


For the pancakes:

  • 125g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt and pinch of pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125ml whole milk
  • 25g melted butter
  • 4 tbsp pizza sauce
  • 125g mozzarella
  • Torn sliced pepperoni
  • 2 tbsp chopped olives
  • Oregano leaves




  1. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk until the batter is smooth. Let the mixture rest for 20 minutes.
  2. In a frying pan, melt the butter and use a brush to coat the pan with the buttery liquid. Pour the pancake mixture into the middle of the pan and let it cook for a moment.
  3. Remove the pan from the hob and place in the oven for 15 minutes at 200ºC/400ºF/Gas 6.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven. Spread the tomato pizza sauce base over the pancake and spread the mozzarella, pepperoni and olives over the top.
  5. Place the pan back in the oven for 8 minutes until the toppings have melted and cooked. Sprinkle with the oregano leaves before serving.

Top tips for making pancake pizza

Don't overload the base, it's best with just a few toppings and plenty of melty cheese.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.