Your #1 Online Baking Destination!

Microwave Mug Pizza Recipe -INSANELY good Pizza made in the microwave. Single serving, real food, made in minutes

Microwave Mug Pizza (Microwave Mug Meals)

Save Recipe

Make my amazing Microwave Mug Pizza recipe in just minutes for real food fast!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Homemade Pizza made in a microwave? Oh Yeah, and it’s INCREDIBLE! My Microwave Mug Pizza recipe is a serious game changer when it comes to your meals, and maybe life (just sayin’). It is real food fast, better than fast food and you will not believe the results.

My Microwave Mug Pizza is a real meal made using good quality ingredients. This single-serving recipe can be whipped up in 5 minutes. It’s the perfect solution when you are on the go and want something homemade and satisfying. My mug meals are easy food recipes for any occasion: they’re perfect for lunch, dinner, snack, after school, easy college meals, sleep overs, pizza party, or even Birthday parties!

Microwave Mug Pizza, Pizza recipes, recipes for students, recipes for college, How to make pizza,Microwave mug cake recipes, Microwave mug Meal recipes, Microwave Mug Meals, Microwave meals, microwave cooking, Mug cakes, Microwave mug, 1 minutes Microwave mug cakes, 1 minutes Microwave mug recipes, Microwave meals, Microwave recipes, ,Easy dinner recipes, Healthy meals, healthy recipes, Easy lunch recipes,Easy breakfast recipes,Easy snack recipes, quick recipes, affordable recipes, Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking, bold baking, cheap recipes, easy meals

How to Make Pizza in a Mug

Get ready–it’s really easy! Use your favorite microwavable mug. Mix up a pizza crust with just a few ingredients you already have on hand. And then you can customize your Microwave Mug Pizza with your favorite toppings. I’m a fan of a classic pepperoni pizza but mushroom is a close second. And I even have an easy 5-Minute Pizza Sauce recipe you can make in no time! Now you can enjoy microwave pizza anytime, anywhere.

Microwave Mug Pizza, Pizza recipes, recipes for students, recipes for collegeHow to make pizza,Microwave mug cake recipes, Microwave mug Meal recipes, Microwave Mug Meals, Microwave meals, microwave cooking, Mug cakes, Microwave mug, 1 minutes Microwave mug cakes, 1 minutes Microwave mug recipes, Microwave meals, Microwave recipes, ,Easy dinner recipes, Healthy meals, healthy recipes, Easy lunch recipes,Easy breakfast recipes,Easy snack recipes, quick recipes, affordable recipes, Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking, bold baking, cheap recipes, easy meals

If you are reading this far down the post and are still wondering what can pizza from a microwave be like then scroll down to the recipe and take 5 minutes to make it. Then later, scroll down to the comments and tell me how much you loved it and share this recipe.

Microwave Mug Pizza, Pizza recipes, How to make pizza,recipes for students, recipes for college, Microwave mug cake recipes, Microwave mug Meal recipes, Microwave Mug Meals, Microwave meals, microwave cooking, Mug cakes, Microwave mug, 1 minutes Microwave mug cakes, 1 minutes Microwave mug recipes, Microwave meals, Microwave recipes, ,Easy dinner recipes, Healthy meals, healthy recipes, Easy lunch recipes,Easy breakfast recipes,Easy snack recipes, quick recipes, affordable recipes, Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking, bold baking, cheap recipes, easy meals

Get more 100 more microwave mug recipes at my Gemma’s Mug Meals Collection page!

Get 100 of Gemma's Mug Meals including high-protein breakfasts and dinners and delicious single-serving desserts!

4.7 from 88 reviews
Microwave Mug Pizza (Microwave Mug Meals)
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 1
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon marinara sauce
  • 1 generous tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 mini pepperoni
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs (basil or oregano will work)
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a microwavable mug
  2. Add in the milk and oil with mix together. There might be some lump but that is ok
  3. Spoon on the marinara sauce and spread it around the surface of the batter
  4. Sprinkle on the cheese, pepperoni and dried herbs
  5. Microwave for 1 minute 10-20 seconds, or until it rises up and the topping are bubbling (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  6. Enjoy straight away!
Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug. The mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup)

Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.

⅛ teaspoon is simply a ½ of a ¼ teaspoon
1/16 teaspoon is simply a ¼ of a ¼ teaspoon

GET my FREE Mug Meals e-book featuring 30 Mug Meals for Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and Dessert including 10 exclusive recipes!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 342 Fat: 20g Saturated fat: 5g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 27g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 998mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 10g Cholesterol: 22mg


48 Images
Submit Your Photos
Deepa Verma
Hafiza Aroofa
Lori Carpenter
Ajita Mahajan
Ashley Nichole
Cindy de Torres
Aidan S.
Alka Ranjan
Rebecca Politzer
Manhar Preet SinghArora
Jacinta Mary
Sharmistha Bhowmick
هند السيد
Diondra D.
Deep Andersson
MochiJams [BTS Trash]
Laura Biró
Jenny Rodriguez
Katherine Cowgill by Teren Oddo Oct. 2015

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I’m passionate about sharing my years of experience to show you how to make game-changing baking recipes with over-the-top results! Join more than 1 Million other Bold Bakers in the community for new video recipes every week!

Have you made a recipe? Share photos on my website or across social media with the hashtag #boldbaker.

And don't miss my NEW Bold Baking recipes and tips. Sign up for my weekly email newsletter.


  1. Hillary on June 17, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I don’t have baking soda…Is that ok?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 18, 2018 at 1:56 am

      Hi Hilary,
      Yes, just add a touch more baking powder, there is really very little in this in any case. If you use self raising flour you can use that without the raising agent and all will be well.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Emily on June 12, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Hey, I tried this recipe, it worked great! Please give me all the microwave recipes asap.

  3. Abigail on June 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    This pizza was sooo good. I didnt make enough actual dough and this was good if they didnt get enough pizza.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 11, 2018 at 1:54 am

      Hi Abigail,
      thank you for this kind review, you are a bold baker!
      Gemma 😉

  4. Lauren Potter on June 5, 2018 at 9:29 am


    This is the second mug recipe of yours I have tried and love both so far! Its so quick and easy to make. They also work great in various mug sizes. I look forward to trying your other mug recipes as well. The instructions are super easy to follow, and always turn out perfect. Thank you so much for a great youtube channel! 🙂

    Have a nice week

    Lauren Potter

    • Gemma Stafford on June 6, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Lauren,
      Thank you for this lovely review of these recipes, I appreciate it.
      Lots more to come too, stay tuned,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Adiba Ahmed on June 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Love this recipe, it’s my favourite, no surprises there. I come back to it again and again, trying new combinations and it turns out perfectly each time. Thanks Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 5, 2018 at 4:35 am

      Hi there,
      thank you for this very kind review of this recipe. I am delighted you find it useful,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Nevaeh Baca on May 31, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    This really worked I love this recipe perfect for a snack or on a budget dinner this is delicious thx for sharing. 🍕😋

    • Gemma Stafford on May 31, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      I’m thrilled you like it 🙂


  7. Alex on May 26, 2018 at 7:50 am

    This is a great recipe that I am excited to try out! I was just wondering, if you use the ingredients for the base, would it be possible to refrigerate for later? Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 26, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Hi Alex,
      This should work well for this recipe, try it! When there is a raising agent it will activate as soon as it is wet, so the rise may not be so good, but it should be ok,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Anna Jones on May 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    This is my second time trying this recipe. I liked it the first time, but it wasn’t quite enough for my hunger level, so I tried making the normal recipe with all the toppings, then doing a half-batch and layering it on top with cheese. It turned out really well! Definitely going to make this recipe a go-to

    • Gemma Stafford on May 22, 2018 at 10:37 am

      I’m delighted you like it Anna. This is one of my favorites.


  9. Zara West on May 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Gemma

    I have tried out your mug mac and cheese and it was wonderful. Thank you so much for the recipe

    I would like to make the mug pizza but I was wondering if you could use tomato paste instead of the sauce.

    Thanks 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on May 18, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      I’m thrilled to hear that!!! Thanks so much for trying it out. Tomato paste can be used but just note it is a very concentrated flavor so it might be a bit strong tasting.


  10. Mary Snorek on May 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I love your mug meals and treats! I have tried to get your 100 mug meals book from the link on this page but all I find is that the page does not exist. I’m super sad about this as I want to give it to my daughter in law who lives without an oven and could really use all these recipes. Please advise ASAP. Thank you.


    • Gemma Stafford on May 8, 2018 at 4:44 am

      Hi Mary,
      I need to get Kevin to look at this problem. I am going to email you another link right now,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Katy Perry on May 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

        where is kevin

        • Gemma Stafford on May 19, 2018 at 12:27 am

          LOL Kevin is never too far away.

          Gemma 🙂

          • Katy Perry on May 24, 2018 at 10:49 am

            where does he live, whats his address, I love him ❤️🍆💦

          • Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2018 at 4:20 am

            Katy, are you talking about my husband? or another Kevin, I am confused,
            Gemma 🙂

  11. Daniela on May 4, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Hi Gemma!

    I am to your pizza now! The pumpkin pie turned out amazing and pumpkin puree was so easy to make! I also have tried so many of your desserts I have lost count, lol. They were all fantastic and I absolutely adore the banana bread!

    Anyway, as weird as it sounds here I don’t crave American pizza flavors. I actually have fallen in love with Israeli pizza flavors and would like to try them in this mug, though I am not sure it will work, so I wanted your thoughts. My favorite pizza is a tuna and corn pizza with garlic dressing (dairy free ranch) on top. My concern is because there toppings are very wet if it will still work. Do you think it will? Any ideas on how to make it work well?

    By the way I loved your crazy dough, cookie, etc series. Can you do some more fruit inspired dishes?


    • Gemma Stafford on May 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Daniela,
      Thank you for this lovely comment. I am not sure what these flavors are! I think there are a number of spicy dips involved, but I do not know the ingredients, i am sorry. Certainly tuna and corn, and a garlic dressing would work well. If you make a light garlic oil, cook the pureed or chopped garlic in a little oil or butter, add a little spice if you like, and a touch of salt, this would work well. You can add a little parsley to this too. Perhaps this would be sufficient to give you the flavor. I am not sure, you need to run a little experiment!
      Gemma 😉

  12. Diane on April 28, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I altered the recipe for a gluten-free diet. I used Bob’s Red Mill GF Pizza Crust mix instead of flour. I also added a tablespoon of liquid eggs and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning to the mix. I cooked the crust for 1 minute, added the sauce and toppings, then cooked for another 40 seconds in a 900 watt microwave. Other than those changes, I followed your recipe exactly as given.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 30, 2018 at 4:14 am

      Hi Diane,
      Thank you so much for this suggestion. It is great to have this advice for other Bold Bakers. love that you created your own recipe too, that is the idea!
      Gemma 😉

  13. Amani on April 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Your Mac n Cheese was soooooo good. For the pizza what if you don’t have marinara sauce? What should you substitute it with? Thanks!

  14. Mug_Recipe_Addict on April 10, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum! Thanks for this recipe!

  15. Amielyn Kieth on April 4, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Hi Gemma, I don’t have microwave oven at home, can I use toaster oven instead?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 4, 2018 at 2:17 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, that will be perfect. You can use any oven proof container, or open bake. 180c/350f for about 15 minutes,
      Gemma 😉

      • Amielyn Kieth on April 4, 2018 at 2:31 am

        Great! I would definitely try this at home. 🙂 Thank you!

      • Sofia on April 16, 2018 at 12:39 am

        Sorry but if my microwave has max 800 Watts how much time should I cook? Sorry for my English

        • Gemma Stafford on April 16, 2018 at 3:52 am

          Hi Sofia,
          There is nothing wrong with your English!
          800 Watt is a pretty standard microwave power level, and how it cooks depends on the technology too. What this means is that I cannot be specific. You need to monitor the bake as it proceeds. Bake for 50 seconds, check it, continue in 10 second intervals until it feels barely firm to the touch on top. Then you will know for the next time. Food cooked in the microwave continues to bake for a few minutes after it is removed from the oven, allow for this too.
          Thank you for being in touch,
          Gemma 🙂

  16. Kari Silu on March 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Ahh I wish I could say this didn’t work so I wouldn’t have to make it again but it did work and now I’m obligated to make it every time I have a craving for pizza. Also thanks for leaving a link to the original recipe!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 29, 2018 at 3:17 am

      Hi Kari,
      Haha! that is funny. I am happy when you are happy,
      Gemma 🙂

  17. hawksl on March 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Hi Gemma!
    I just wanted you to know how much my students and I love your mug recipes! We are making the mug pizza this week. I teach students with multiple disabilities, and my goal for them is to always be as independent as possible. I am hoping that these mug recipes are some that they can use for life. We have made the mugritos & mac n cheese, too. They are certainly enjoying this part of our class. 🙂 Thanks a bunch, from all of us!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 29, 2018 at 4:34 am

      Ah! That is so nice to hear, thank you.
      I hope this will be a step on the ladder for your students, and all student really, a jumping off point for lots of baking and cooking, it takes the mystery out of it!
      Good job you too, I am delighted to hear this,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. Susan on March 15, 2018 at 7:59 am

    342 fat on the pizza nutrition facts. Is that correct??

    • Gemma Stafford on March 15, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Hi Susan,
      Not quite: Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 342 Fat: 20g Saturated fat: 5g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 27g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 998mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 10g Cholesterol: 22mg
      342 calories, 20g fat.
      I hope this helps,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. roberta holt on March 8, 2018 at 6:10 am

    I have tried the macaroni and cheese delicious. I would like to make more recipes but I am gluten free can I use gluten free flours in your recipes? Thanks for your recipes they are great for people to control their portions for weight loss keep up the wonderful work you do.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 9, 2018 at 6:05 am

      Hi Roberta,
      Thank you for being in touch.
      Many ‘cake’ type recipes can be made using a good quality all purpose GF flour. We have some GF recipes here for you (
      Breads are more of an issue, as the gluten is so important to these. Some flours are developed for this, with xanthan gum, check your local store for a good supply.
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Arshi Kaur on March 7, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I see that you use a wide mug for your recipes. So what’s the substitute for that?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 9, 2018 at 6:52 am

      Hi there,
      a cereal bowl/pudding bowl/soup bowl. Really any 6 – 80z capacity bowl will do it, wider than deep is the rule!
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Chantese on March 5, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    This is the best. It is fast for me to make the pizza in the microwave. I only did a cheese pizza and it taste so good.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 6, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      That is so good to hear Chantese, thank you,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Susan Corcoran on May 8, 2018 at 9:14 am

        Hi Gemma, My name is Susan and I live in Alberta Canada. I tried your recipe for the mug pizza and it worked out really well. I followed the recipe exactly. We loved it. The cookies also turned out really well and were so much fun to make. I also enjoyed watching your episode of Best Baker in America from last night. Where do you purchase your cute microwavable tea cups?

        Thanks so much, New Bigger Bolder Baker Fan

        • Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm

          Hi Susan,
          I am happy to have you with us in Alberta. Thank you for your kind words too.
          I had fun working on The Best Baker in America program, it was great, a new experience for me, thanks for watching.
          My teacups are a collection, begged, borrowed, stolen (shh, don’t tell my mum) gifted, and bought in all sorts of places. I cannot pass a goodwill/charity store. A great place to find single cups and saucers. Now people just give them to me as gifts. One of mt favorites is from a dear friend in Australia. So. look around, it can be your hobby. This is a popular thing in the UK and Ireland, so it is easy to find there.
          Thank you for being here with us,
          Gemma 🙂

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This