Crustless Pizza - Nigella

Crustless Pizza – Nigella Lawson

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs, it is pot luck week, when we can select from any of the chefs, the club has already cooked.  I chose Nigella Lawson who I enjoy very much.  Most, I love reading her books.  She has a style of her own using descriptive words that are simply endearing.  She gives us tips that are practical and workable and of course her recipes are really good.

I was excited when I came across this recipe. When, I read what was in it and how it was made, I had doubts about it coming out, like pizza, and I was correct. It did turn out to be a delicious dish and I would make it again.

Crustless Pizza (adapted from Nigella Kitchen by Nigella Lawson.)


1 egg
2/3 cup gluten-free brown rice mix
1 cup milk
Olive oil cooking spray 
1 cup Cheddar
1 tomato, sliced thin
3 scallions, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl, beat the egg with the flour, salt, to taste, and milk to make a smooth batter. (Mine was slightly lumpy)

Spray a round ovenproof dish, then stir half the grated cheese into the batter, before pouring it into the dish.

Bake for 30 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and tomatoes, bell pepper and scallions. Return the dish to the oven and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes to make sure it’s heated through.

Once the cheese on top is melted take it out of the oven and serve, cut into slices. A green salad on the side would be a great addition.

Although, it is not like pizza, it makes a nice casserole. 



  1. Maybe not altogether pizza-like, Chaya, but it looks delicious all the same. I agree with you about Nigella's books - I love them as much for her writing as I do for the recipes.

  2. Chaya this sounds amazingly like the chickpea chillas.

  3. That looks so delicious! I love all of the ingredients in it and on it but I'm most intrigued by the finished texture....

  4. This was one of the dishes that I've bookmarked from Nigella's book! Looks delicious and I know that my family will really like this!

  5. Interesting recipe...I tried making a crustless (non-dough) pizza with a cauliflower crust once and it turned out to be a real least yours looks like a real pizza! Fun to explore new things and love it when someone comes up with something I've never even heard of.

  6. I keep meaning to try this one--even if it's not quite pizza-like, it looks like a great dish. ;-)

  7. I'm a huge fan of the way Nigella writes as well. I have tried this recipe and my family thought it was terrific! So easy and so versatile to whatever you have on hand. Looks delicious.


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