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$5 dinner: Crustless pizza with salami

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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.

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  • Excellent! I might make this for lunch, then it will become my photo of the day:)

    • Let me know how you go! x

    • It was really good, very easy and oh so tasty! I just changed the topping and put capsicum and mushroom. Have uploaded a pic on FB.

    • Anonymous

      Loved it! Jenny

    • That's brilliant Jess! Thanks for letting me know. x

  • Pizza + Salad = perfect dinner…throw in some wine and it is tres perfecto!

  • I love these posts!

  • Looks great – and now I know what I'm making for dinner. Thanks 🙂

  • Yummy. How long til lunch?

  • Easy weekend lunchtime meal as well. Yum

  • 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!

  • thanks for the recipe – my four year old and I made it for dinner, with a little bacon, onion, capsicum and relish. Devoured!

  • Looks Yummy! Thanks so much for sharing, I will be trying this one out for sure 🙂

  • Yum and so easy.
    Thanks again for sharing.
    Hubby will eat anything if I say it's under $5, thrifty man he is.

  • this looks so awesome! new reader of your blog and I love the $5 dinner idea. Thanks for sharing this!

  • 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.

  • YUM!! I might give this a go tomorrow for lunch, would be perfect with a cider 🙂

  • Suzanne B

    as a graduate student – thanks for the thrifty recipe!

  • That crustless pizza looks amazing, I must try it sometime.

    Nicky Singh

  • This looks delish! I like to pretend homemade food has less calories. Oh, look! healthy pizza! 😀

  • Anonymous

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

    • It doesn't have the traditional crust of a pizza. This crust is actually really soft. Hope that helps!

  • 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 🙁

  • I just made this, it was so easy and quick! My toddler loved helping too. We'll definitely be making it again.

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  • Fat Dogger

    this is a freak recipe

  • Fat shit Dogger

    This is a freak fat recipe

  • Ayden lee is Fat

    this recipe is shit but it tastes good



    • freak fatty dog like ayden

      r u gay

  • freak fatty dog like billo

    hey guys this is shit


    Don’t be rude.

  • billo is fat

    this is crap

  • billo is fat

    this is good for toby

    • John

      He can’t afford this.

  • fatty big fat shit mother F***

    is ayden fat or is felix poor

    • Wow


    • felix

      i am poor

      • Toby

        lol same

  • fatmumslim


  • Yummmm! Going to try this.

    Thank you 🙂