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Leftover Rendang Part III: Rendang Pan Pizza

Remember when Pizza Hut's pan pizza felt like a gourmet treat? Those thick, crispy edges and that gooey cheese really set the bar for many of us during family dinners or a fun night out. Inspired by those memories, this Rendang Pan Pizza recipe brings a nostalgic dish into the modern, gourmet home kitchen.

It’s a perfect blend of classic comfort and exotic flair. Using leftover homemade rendang adds a rich, deep flavor that you won't find in your everyday pizza. The touch of coconut oil in the dough brings out the Southeast Asian influence, making every bite a delightful fusion of cultures.

This pizza starts with a simple base—my versatile pizza dough that crisps up wonderfully in the pan, creating that beloved thick, chewy crust. Then, it's all about layering the flavors. The rendang adds a spicy, meaty layer, rich with coconut and spices, which is beautifully balanced by the creaminess of mozzarella and the sharpness of Parmigiano Reggiano.

As a finishing touch, a drizzle of homemade Gula Melaka syrup brings a hint of sweetness that complements the savory notes of the pizza, while scallions add a fresh, crisp finish.

Why not roll up your sleeves and give this unique pizza a try? It’s a fantastic way to use up leftover rendang in a way that’s both unexpected and utterly delicious. Imagine pulling this pizza out of the oven, the aroma of toasted cheese and spicy rendang filling your kitchen. It’s a creative twist that’s sure to impress both family and friends.

So, gather your ingredients, and let’s bring a bit of the past into today’s kitchen with a pizza that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!



(Make 2 pan pizza)

  • My Multi-Purpose Pizza Dough, 2 Dough Balls / 250g Each

  • Coconut Oil, For Greasing

  • Low Moisture Mozzarella, For Grating

  • Leftover Rendang Homemade, 4 Heaping TBSP

  • Parmigiano Reggiano, For Grating

  • Gula Melaka Syrup Homemade, For Drizzling

  • Scallions Coarsely Sliced, For Garnishing



  • Cast Iron Skillet 10"

  • Oven



  1. Please visit my “My Multi-Purpose Pizza Dough” page for the dough recipe.

  2. Please visit my “Daging Rendang” page for the recipe.

  3. Please visit my “How To Make Gula Melaka Syrup” page for the recipe.

  4. Lightly grease the skillet with some coconut oil.

  5. Place pizza dough onto the center of the skillet and stretch it out slightly.

  6. Cover and set aside for 1 hr.

  7. Preheat the oven to the highest temperature setting or set it to broil.

  8. After 1 hr, stretch out the dough again, to the sides of the skillet this time.

  9. Cover and set aside for another hr.

  10. After 1 hr, grate some mozzarella over the dough, covering it entirely.

  11. Spoon and spread the rendang over the pizza dough covering it entirely as well.

  12. Top the pizza with more mozzarella and parmigiano.

  13. Wack into the oven and broil until the dough is baked (top and bottom) and the cheese has melted.

  14. *If the top cooks faster than the bottom, shift the rack to the bottom of the oven. Place a baking tray on the upper rack above the skillet to prevent the top from cooking further.*

  15. Carefully remove from the oven and drizzle some gula melaka syrup over the top.

  16. Sprinkle some scallions over the top as well.

  17. Slice and serve immediately.

  18. Repeat the steps for the remaining pizza.

I think I can finish this pizza all by myself...

1 slice is never enuff...


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