$5 dinner: Crustless pizza with salami

Last Friday I spent a peaceful day working at home alone while Lacey played at Kindy and Hubby went off for a spot of deep sea fishing. I didn’t plan dinner because I assumed that Hubby would be bringing home fish for our tucker. I was optimistic.

I got a message just after lunch that Hubby had caught a 100kg marlin. So I started to salivate over fish and chips and continued working away.

By 5pm I started to wonder how on earth one would transport a 100kg fish home. Would we have to fillet it ourselves? Do people even eat marlin? I told Lacey we were having fish that Dadda caught for dinner and she had just one thing to say, “Eww! Are we going to eat it’s poo?” It’s always about the poo when you’re 3.

By 5:30pm I’ve tossed out any ideas of eating the huge fish and started to cook a recipe I’d been meaning to try. At 6pm Hubby walked in the door with two tiny fillets of fish. Not marlin (it was let go), but dolphin fish instead. “I’m not eating dolphin!” I exclaimed (later I learned it isn’t dolphin at all) and was grateful for whipping up the pizza. As was a hungry Hubby.


1 egg ($0.27)
2/3 cup flour ($0.07)
1 cup milk ($0.25)
1 cup grated cheddar or tasty cheese ($0.60)
3 slices of salami (use whatever you have: ham, tomato or pepperoni) ($1.35)

♥ Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit)
♥ Grease a round pie dish (or any ovenproof dish)
♥ In a small bowl combine the egg, flour and milk and whisk until smooth. Add 1/2 of the grated cheese and stir
♥ Pour into the prepared dish and place in the oven to cook for 25-30 minutes, or until golden
♥ Take out of the oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese and your topping of choice. Mine was salami. Place the dish back in the oven and cook for 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden
♥ Cut into slices and serve with a salad

♥ Price does not include the salad. I served mine with some rocket and balsamic dressing. Serve with a salad of your choice (which would bring it closer to the $5 mark).
♥ This meal serves 4. One serve was plenty for me. Hubby ate two because he had worked up an appetite. Lacey gobbled hers up.
♥ This is a great one for the kids to get involved in. Lacey did most of the work! Sssh!
♥ All of my ingredients were sourced from Aldi.



48 thoughts on “$5 dinner: Crustless pizza with salami”

  1. Now that is an easy pizza base, no waiting for it to rise! Sounds delicious.
    I bet you'll be craving a serve of fish and chips this weekend though after that build up!

  2. Chantelle,your pizza looks awesome. And crustless!! I have got to try this. You and your little Kindy did a great job!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. I'm missing something here. How can this be crustless? The picture and instructions clearly show a crust.

  4. I tried making this tonight and it failed miserably. when i took it out of the oven it was cooked on the outside but was yucky mush on the inside. I don't know what I did wrong! It also puffed up a lot in the middle before I put on the toppings. it was going to be so yummy too 🙁

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