Pan-Stuffed Buns: A Simple and Tasty No-Oven Recipe!

Pan-stuffed buns are a delightful treat suitable for any time of day. Whether you need a speedy meal or a tasty snack to enjoy with loved ones, these buns are the answer. Plus, you don’t require an oven to prepare them! With minimal ingredients and a skillet, you can create these flavorful delights quickly. The joy of pan-stuffed buns lies in their versatility; you can customize the fillings to suit your taste preferences or whatever ingredients you have on hand. So, let’s dive into the world of pan-stuffed buns and discover the endless possibilities they offer!


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2.8 ounces melted butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Grated cheese
  • Cold meats of your choice (e.g., ham, turkey, salami)


  1. In a generously sized mixing bowl, add the flour along with a pinch of salt. Gently pour in the milk and melted butter, stirring continuously until the ingredients meld together, forming a soft and pliable dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  2. Divide the dough into small portions, each about the size of a golf ball. Roll out each portion into a thin circle, approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Place a small amount of grated cheese and a slice of cold meat in the center of each dough circle.
  4. Fold the edges of the dough circle over the filling, pinching them together to seal tightly. Roll the stuffed dough into a ball, ensuring that the filling is completely enclosed.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place the stuffed buns in the skillet, seam side down, and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom.
  6. Carefully flip the buns with a spatula and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Remove the pan-stuffed buns from the skillet and let them cool slightly before serving.
  8. Enjoy your delicious pan-stuffed buns as a snack, appetizer, or light meal!


With their soft and fluffy texture, gooey cheese filling, and savory cold meats, these pan-stuffed buns are sure to become a favorite in your household. Easy to make and bursting with flavor, they’re a great option for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Plus, since they’re cooked on the stovetop, you don’t need an oven to enjoy them! Give this simple and tasty recipe a try and delight your taste buds with these irresistible pan-stuffed buns today!