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Hi Bold Bakers!

What? Pizza made in a microwave? Oh Yeah, and it’s INCREDIBLE!!!! This Microwave Mug Pizza 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.

This single serving recipe can be whipped up in 5 minutes and eaten even faster. It’s the perfect solution when you are on the go and want something homemade and satisfying.

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4.7 from 54 reviews
Mug Pizza (Microwave Mug Meals)
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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!
Notes
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
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

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395 Comments

  1. Fahad Ayaz on January 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    What’s the difference between baking powder and baking soda? What if I only have the one?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      They are both leavening agents. Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda and a dry acid, like cream of tartar. Baking soda is a base, it’s alkaline. They are not interchangeable if you only have one or the other. Hope this helps!

      • Fahad Ayaz on January 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm

        Thanks Gemma. I’ll have to go hunting in the morning. Thanks again for the recipe! 🙂

      • Maryam on September 17, 2016 at 12:06 am

        is baking soda the same as bicarbonate of soda

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 17, 2016 at 2:02 am

          Yes it is 🙂

      • Chenelle on October 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

        What do you do if you live in high altitude???

    • Mady on January 19, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      If you dont have baking powder mix Creme of tartar and baking soda together, the difference is how it effects the recipe. They are kind of the same thing but in a way pretty different.

      • Susu on February 5, 2016 at 5:48 am

        It also works with only baking powder (because I did not have any and could not wait to try it). I just took a bit more. I also added a bit more milk and oil, because the dough seemed a bit to dry in the beginning. With these small portions experimenting becomes really easy… Lovely receipe, and nobody could ever again claim they don’t have time to cook a meal! Unless you believe in the deadly power of microwaves that is 😉
        Thank you so much!

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

          Thanks for your tips! 🙂

          • Profile photo of SophieSmilie SophieSmilie on June 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm

            This was an amazing recipe! I loved it! Could you tell me how many minutes to cook it if I have a 1000 watt microwave? Thanks!



          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on June 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm

            My microwave is 1200 watts and it took 1 minute. Try doing 20 second intervals till yours looks done. Eveyr mug and microwave is different, so be sure to keep an eye on it 🙂



      • Melanie on November 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

        Thank you this was helpful but how much cream of tar tar and baking soda do i use?

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 12, 2016 at 2:32 am

          This is about making your own baking powder really! you will mix one teaspoon of cream of tartar, and 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda. You can store what you do not use for later, Gemma 😉

    • Mal on March 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      You should make a peach cobbler and a carrot cake! I love all your recipes!

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 2, 2016 at 3:18 pm

        Hi there Mal, Thank you for those suggestions, I will add them yo my list,
        Gemma 🙂

    • Glitterlife12 on March 4, 2016 at 4:02 am

      I love your videos Gemma. I watch your videos every single day. I came to this website to see the mug pizza
      Timing. Nd thnqs

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Hi there,
        How can I help? I think I missed the end of your message,
        Gemma 🙂

        • Haley on March 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

          What are the exact measurements

          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 3:40 pm

            Scroll down Haley and you will see the exact measurements at the bottom of the dog. Good Luck 🙂



        • Chenelle on October 8, 2016 at 9:56 am

          Hi, I live in a high altitude area, we always have to add extra flour what do you think the measurements would be then.

          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on October 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

            Hi Chenelle,
            you probably know more about this than I do. I tend to refer to this (High altitude baking:
            http://www.extension.colostate.edu/SEA/High%20Altitude%20Cooking.pdf
            http://bit.ly/2bJYQa6)
            Is cooking affected when using microwaves at high altitudes?
            Due to the faster evaporation of liquids at high altitude, microwave cooking may take less time than at sea level. There are exceptions: meat, poultry, pasta, and rice require the maximum cooking time. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions or recipe and microwave for slightly less than the minimum length of time recommended. Add cooking time, if necessary. Use a food thermometer to determine if the safe minimum internal temperature has been reached. (http://www.fsis.usda.gov)
            So, the answer is I do not know really, I think it will be trial and error for you, I am not sure that extra flour is a good idea! I think I would try it as is first, keep an eye on the time, and learn from that 🙂



    • Saba on March 14, 2016 at 4:36 am

      Baking powder is what we get for baking cakes. Baking soda is ‘meetha soda’ in urdu ( we use it when we make dahi baray)
      Hope this helps

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm

        Ah ha! so do you mean that you make flat breads with meetha soda?
        Baking powder is a combination of soda and bextartar, so is balanced in terms of acid and alkaline,
        Gemma 🙂

        • Miss Ahmed on July 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

          Ms Gemma
          Dahi baray is deep fries bits of of white or yellow lentil or gram batter in yogurt. It is a common street food in Pakistan. Baking soda is added in the batter as a leavening agent otherwise you get wet lentil bullets in yogurt.

          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2016 at 1:30 am

            Hi there,
            Ah! that sounds delicious, I love street food, everywhere!
            Gemma 🙂



    • Claire sweezy on March 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Baking powder makes things rise

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Yes, it has a chemical reaction with the liquid in the recipe. 🙂

    • Esther on June 10, 2016 at 4:28 am

      You might know baking soda as bicarbonate of soda. I think it depends where you’re from. I’m not sure.

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 11, 2016 at 2:39 am

        Hi Esther,
        Thank you so much for your kind assistance, that is the idea,
        Gemma 🙂

    • Profile photo of Mero Mohamed Mero Mohamed on July 10, 2016 at 1:00 am

      I want to do this but can i put chicken instead of pepperoni ??

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 10, 2016 at 1:56 am

        Hi there,
        Raw chicken needs to be handled carefully, I would not use this in a quick cook recipe like this. Pepperoni is a preserved cooked food, designed for this type of use, Food hygiene is so important to your health, i would not recommend this,
        Gemma 🙂

    • Profile photo of _Sam_ _Sam_ on October 5, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      U can make baking powder.. check the internet

    • Phoebe on November 11, 2016 at 1:56 am

      Can I make it with only baking powder?

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 11, 2016 at 2:34 am

        Yes, if you must, but it is better to follow the recipe 🙂

  2. Marijn on January 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Can I also make this in an oven?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      I haven’t tried that, but I think it will be 6-8 minutes at 350oF. Every mug and oven is different, so be sure to keep an eye on it. Hope this helps 🙂

  3. Mark Campbell on January 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Whipped one up in less than 5 min. Once again AMAZING!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Yay! Thanks, Mark. Really glad you liked these recipes 🙂

      • Ani on January 15, 2016 at 4:57 am

        Thank you sooooo ?

        • Wendy Mason on March 28, 2016 at 8:23 am

          I would like if you could email your recipes/stuff in a mug,I saw you on the doctors tv show the pizza look so good. Thanks Wendy Mason

          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 1:06 pm

            Hi Wendy,
            All of the recipes are here on my website, under ‘mug recipes’. I am happy to have you with us, and lovely that you followed me here from the Dr’s. It was a great treat for me,
            Gemma 🙂



  4. Katie on January 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    The 1 mintute pizza worked so well!! The base was soft, fluffy and moist. I put mushrooms, capsicum, cheese, onion and chicken on mine and I really recomend those flavours! #yummy!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Katie. Your mug pizza sounds delicious. Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  5. Joanne on January 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    This was amazing! Love love love it!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Joanna. Really glad you liked these recipes. Stay tuned for more 🙂

      • Ani on January 15, 2016 at 5:04 am

        Will this still work without the milk and will it work with water in stead ?Any way your pizza looks great can’t wage to eat mine?

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 5:38 am

          you can use water instead if you like :). It is such a great Mug meal. Good Luck

          • Ivanna on January 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

            I’m so sad. I followed the directions but when I looked at the dough, it wasn’t cooked and I tried heating it for 3 mintutes. I don’t know what happened. Everything but my dough was delicious. What can I do to improve?



          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

            Thanks for your comment, Ivanna. Every mug and microwave is different. Next time try using a shallower mug and doing 20 second intervals till your mug meal looks cooked. Be sure to keep an eye on it. Hope this helps 🙂



        • Tori on December 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

          I tried making this with almond milk and it didn’t turn out well at all. I would recommend sticking to water or “normal” milk, haha.

  6. Nina on January 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Can you use vegetable oil in place of olive oil?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      SUre, that will work fine too. Hope this helps 🙂

      • Alayna on January 15, 2016 at 7:42 am

        Will whole wheat flour work

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm

          it sure will, no problem 🙂

  7. alison luckey on January 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    is there somewhere I can print all your mug recipes at once instead of clicking on each one? I have 2 year old twins and these recipes look perfect for them! thanks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks for your question, Allison. Below the little thumbnail picture on each recipe is a printer button. When you click on it, it will open up a another window with a printer friendly version of the recipe. Hope this helps! 🙂

  8. Chablis on January 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    You are now my favorite chef! I can’t wait to try this.

    Is there a difference between corn starch and corn flour?
    I’ve seen recipes calling for one or the other both never both like with baking soda/powder. Is there a difference or is it just a location specific?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks for your question. Corn flour is mostly used in baking breads and cakes to had a yellow color and a corn flavor. Corn starch on the other hand is used in recipes as a thickener. They both come from the corn grain, but are processed differently to get the specific textures (corn starch is very fine, white powder. Corn flour is not as fine and yellow). Hope this helps! 🙂

      • Laura on January 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        In some recipes, mostly those written in England, corn flour is a different term for corn starch.

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 20, 2016 at 7:18 pm

          Yes, you are right. Corn starch is much finer and used as a thickener for things like soups and sauces. 🙂

  9. Taylor on January 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Just watched your video and had to try this out ASAP! I can honestly say that this was so good and super easy to make. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Taylor. Really glad you liked this recipe. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  10. Ilona on January 7, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    For the 1/16 teaspoon of baking soda could I use a pinch instead

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2016 at 5:53 am

      The way I measure is scoop a 1/4 tsp, then push away 1/2 which gives you 1/8 of a tsp and then push away half of that. So it is a 1/4 of a 1/4 teaspoon.

      I either just explained that really well or really terribly 🙂

      • Ilona on January 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

        Thank you! I tried it that way too yesterday before reading ur reply and it worked. I love ur mug cake recipes, they taste delicious. Im making the Pizza mag cake Today again.?

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2016 at 10:53 pm

          I’m am thrilled you like it, I was really excited about this video. the Pizza is incredible.

      • Ani on January 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

        No I get it I used the same kind of method,but if you have a “1/4 teaspoon then just do a quarter of that, (well I hope my maths is right)???

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 5:41 am

          yup that’s right. Good Luck 🙂

    • Hi on April 1, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      I misread the recipe and put 1 and 1/16 teaspoons of baking soda it turned out SO bitter and gross. I don’t know what I was thinking when I put that much baking soda in.

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 2, 2016 at 7:28 am

        Ahhh! that is too bad, bet you won’t do that again 🙂
        Gemma

  11. mayra on January 7, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Could I use any other kind of flour? Coconut flour or almond meal? Or any other milk like almond milk? Looks amazing, cant wait to try it!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2016 at 5:42 am

      Hi Mayra,

      you can use a gluten free all purpose flour if you are gluten free. I don’t recommend coconut or almond as they have strong, sweetish flavors.
      Otherwise a wholewheat flour works really well. Good luck 🙂

      • Bella on July 9, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        I use coconut flour and it came out really good. I made it will Ap flour last time and it just didn’t taste as good like that. I didn’t add too much of the coach tut flour. I did some coconut and some almond. When I combined them it was horrible but when I did one with coconut and one with almond they were delicious

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 10, 2016 at 2:38 am

          Hi Bella,
          That is so good to know. lots of the Bold Bakers have difficulties with wheat flour, so it helps to know that this worked for you. Thank you for being in touch,
          Gemma 🙂

  12. Kenna Kane on January 7, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I literally couldnt believe that this actually turned out good! Who would have thought? The base was even cooked all the way through!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Delighted to hear that, Kenna. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  13. Mariam on January 8, 2016 at 5:01 am

    I didn’t use the pepproni because I wanted it plane so I just wanted to ask if that is ok.
    Post about how to do a vegetarian pizza!
    Thank you, I love your food you are so sweet and buetiful, I want to meet you one day!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Mariam. This pepperoni pizza is just a template for you to use. You can use whichever topping you prefer. Get creative with it. Hope this helps! 🙂

      • Ani on January 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

        How did you become a you tuber and at what age??

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 5:40 am

          almost 2 years ago, so not long. And I was 2 years younger when I started 😉

          • Fatima Khalid on January 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm

            Does the size of the mug matter? Do i have to change the microwave timings or anything?



          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 29, 2016 at 8:29 pm

            Every mug and microwave is different. Try doing 20 second intervals till your mug meal looks done. Be sure to keep an eye on it. Let me know how yours turns out 🙂



          • Profile photo of Moramgar57 Moramgar57 on October 15, 2016 at 8:02 am

            I maded the pizza and it tast’ed not good,i think that i put something that is not good,do you have some tips for me??



          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on October 15, 2016 at 9:58 am

            Hi there, go back to the video, and the recipe. make sure that your cup/mug is suitable, wide at the mouth is best, then try again! 🙂



  14. Nikita on January 8, 2016 at 7:21 am

    This is a great recipe! Thank you Gemma 😀
    Really satisfying and easy 🙂
    I’d love to see more savoury mug recipes.
    Thanks again 😀

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Hi Nikita,

      I’m am thrilled you like my microwave mug meals. I am over the moon that every loved them so much I will for sure make more savory. If you have any suggestions let me know because the best one I had was Pizza 🙂

    • Bacon_Pancake on January 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      I tried this recipe too it was really great, I make it with my brother 🙂 thanks!

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 26, 2016 at 3:02 pm

        Delighted to hear that. Thanks so much for watching 🙂

  15. Fabiana on January 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    This mug pizza is incredible! Taste really good and it is ready in one minute!!! Oh man!!! Totally delicious. Worth to try it on.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      right on!!!! I’m so delighted you like them. Now I have no idea what mug cakes to do next. 🙂

  16. Mia S. on January 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Loved these recipes!! So excited to try them! I love your videos so much!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      I’m am thrilled you like my microwave mug meals Mia.

  17. Anchita on January 9, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Is there any alternative for marinara sauce?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 9, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      dice up some fresh tomato or you could try pesto 🙂

    • Laura Churchill on April 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      U could make up sauce from Tomato Powder too ( dehydrated Tomatoes makes in Powder

  18. Anchita on January 9, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I have an 800 watts microwave. Can you please tell me the microwaving time for this recipe in an 800 watts microwave? Is an alternative for marinara sauce?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 9, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      you can use some freshly diced tomato for the sauce, or you can even use a pesto. Microwave a few seconds longer then mines, maybe 10 seconds, but keep an eye on them and make a judgment call. good luck 🙂

    • Laura Churchill on April 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      U could make up sauce from Tomato Powder too ( dehydrated Tomatoes makes into Powder)

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 11, 2016 at 2:20 am

        Hi Laura,
        Mmmm! I do not use this ingredient, and have never seen it in Ireland. it is so much easier for me to find fresh and canned tomatoes, or passata, or tomato puree. So, honestly I would not suggest it,
        Gemma 🙂

  19. Mira on January 9, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I tried the pizza mug meal and Gemma you made me love meals in the microwave more than meals in the oven ????but seriously I loved it great job??????

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 9, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      lol, thanks a million Mira, I’m am thrilled you like my microwave mug meals. I’ll have more to come for sure.

  20. samyukta Surnam on January 9, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Hi gemma. I have tried it in the oven and it is fab. The dough is soft just as pizza hut and the cheese is sooooooo gooey. It is a real life hack for me. I prepare it the day before and on the next day, I eat it for breakfast before going to school?. Thanks a billion for sharing this marvellous recipe .???
    Your youngest fan and subscriber (maybe?)
    Samyukta surnam

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Samyukta. Really glad you liked this recipe. I would love to see pictures next time you make it 🙂

  21. Benazir on January 9, 2016 at 4:40 am

    I don’t hv sauce .any other alternative u would recommend me r just rule out d ingredient

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 9, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Maybe some diced up tomato would would well. When it goes down it will get soft and moist. 🙂

  22. Daphne on January 9, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I love love love this pizza in a mug!!! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing Gemma! You are the best! <3
    Please continue creating more meals like this.. What about lasagna in a mug? 😉

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 9, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      lol, I was just waiting daphne for someone to suggest lasagne. I have seen meatloaf in a mug so I suppose anything is possible :). After the amazing reaction with the mug meals we have lots more planned.

  23. Pallavi on January 10, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Hey Gemma,
    Love all your recipes and a regular follower of you 🙂
    Since this one was eggless I had to try it and I must say it turned out absolutely brilliant.. Everyone at home loved it 🙂 Now trying your brownie mug cake recipe 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much, really glad you liked these recipes! Stay tuned for more 🙂

  24. Yvonne Lin on January 10, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Dear Gemma,
    I am one of your biggest fan. Even though I dont have any oven at all, I never hesitated to not watch your videos. Your channel is very addictive.(so i dont recomend people to watch it. You might forget to do your work and be busy watching her because she is just cool. I also love the way how you understand people without any oven at all and help them how to bake without machine, convection oven or even no-bake recipes. Gemma, with all my heart, I salute you. For not making people feel left -out because they dont have oven. Instead, you try out recipes . I am proud of you. I am just a 12 – year old girl. I will turn 13 on April 11, 2016 . I really love your channel . I salute your parents for growing you as a person who would try their best to find out recipes even though it would be hard to bake not in the oven. I heart you!

    • Yvonne Lin on January 10, 2016 at 4:12 am

      Hope you can collab with how to cook that and how to cake it

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Yvonne. I really appreciate it. Stay tuned for more in 2016 🙂

  25. Sara Mana on January 10, 2016 at 11:37 am

    You should make lasagne in a mug. It would be delish. I loved this recipe but the crust was to thick can I half the crust recipe.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      You are the 3rd person to say that. I’ll have to look into it now :). Feel free to cut the base in half, no worries. 🙂

  26. Kate on January 11, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Loved the pizza although my base after cooking it looked like a cake..is it supposed to look like that. I put it in for another 30 secs but I had the same result

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      hanks for your comment, Kate. Every mug and microwave is different. Try doing 20 second intervals till your mug cake looks done. Be sure to keep an eye on it. Hope this helps! 🙂

  27. Elloe on January 11, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Hi Gemma, do you the know the nutritional information of this pizza In a mug? I’m particularly interested in the amount of Carbohydrates and fibre.

    Many thanks, and I always love your recipes and watching your videos ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Elloe,

      Sorry for my late reply. So I am not an expert but I plan on having a proper chat going forward for calories and weight watchers points.
      But this is what I got: total calories 332 , carbs 24, and I don’t see carbs. I think the calories are right but I’m not sure about the carbs.

      Sorry :/

  28. lara on January 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    amazing recipe it tastes delicious

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Yay!!!!! I’m delighted 🙂

  29. Rosemary on January 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I was thinking of mixing the ingredients up in the morning and microwaving at lunch
    at work. Think it will come out well if it is refrigerated for a few hours? Thanks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      for sure it will. Mix it up the night before even. no problem at all.

  30. Ada on January 12, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Hi can we use any other sauce instead of marinara sauce

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 12, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Absolutely! Get creative with it. This recipe for pepperoni pizza is just a template. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  31. Alveena on January 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

    yeah… I tried this, altered the recipe ever so slightly. forgot the oil, and it didn’t work out. I left the mug in for about 3 minutes…. It was rock hard!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 12, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Sorry to hear that! Hope it works out for you next time. Every microwave and mug is different. Try doing 20 second intervals when cooking your mug meal. Be sure to keep an eye on it. Hope this helps 🙂

  32. Tripti on January 13, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Hey what can be a good substitute of pepperoni as I am vegetarian..

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      You can use red peppers. Or any vegetarian topping your prefer 🙂

  33. Mandy on January 13, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I tried twice, but it the bases weren’t soft. I don’t know why!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 13, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Every microwave and mug is different. Next time try doing 20 second intervals till your mug cake looks done. Hope this helps 🙂

  34. Mercedes on January 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    i love it! but i recommend doubling the recipe if you have a big appetite like me!

  35. Harshdeep on January 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I made this and I have a 900 watt microwave and it took 90seconds taking 30 seconds intervals it turned out amazing except for the fact that it tasted amazing when you have dough and sauce and cheese, but in some bites you can taste too much dough and I think if you microwave the dough, then put the sauce ant toppings I think that would taste better. But I would definitely recommend this. ?????????????????????????????☺️☺️???????

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks for your tips! 🙂

  36. Zoe on January 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    This is AMAZING!! Who thought you could make such delicious pizzas in the MICROWAVE??? Could you give me tips on how to make sure your dough is cooked thoroughly? If I make the cheese perfect, the dough’s raw. If the dough’s amazing, the cheese(and pepperoni) is burnt. Can you help me???

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Zoe. I’m delighted you like it :). So I think maybe you need to worry about the base cooking over the cheese. So give it long enough and if you need to add more cheese to make it gooey then do that. Or maybe a solution for you is cook it with the sauce on for 30/40 seconds and then add on the cheese and continue for longer. 🙂

  37. Anuva on January 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Awesome recipe but next time pls put the recipe in the description box in YouTube

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      We will start to do that again. We are trying to keep everything together but we will also put it in the description box.

  38. Heng on January 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I prepared this in a 6oz ramekin (it was filled quite near to the brim, similar to that in the photo). When I put it in the microwave (700W), it rised up and overflowed the ramekin 🙁

    Am I doing something incorrect here?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 16, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Hi Heng,

      You didn’t do anything wrong. It can over flow if, especially if it gets too hot. Next time just maybe use a little bit of a bigger bowl or maybe check on it sooner so it doesn’t get too hot and then you can put it back in again. It happens.

      Good Luck 🙂

  39. olivia on January 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    gemma how do you get a 1/16 of baking soda?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Measure a 1/4 of a tsp, take away half, then take away 1/2 of that.

      That is the best way I can explain it.

  40. Susy on January 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I love this recipe so much! But i don’t really like using the microwave, So Can i make this in the oven?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 16, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      You can bake them in the oven at 350oF (180oC) for roughly 10-12 minutes. However every mug is different so I advise checking on it after 10 and then make a call.
      Write down how long it took so you know for the future also.

      Good luck with your mug cakes,
      Gemma.

  41. Sedna on January 18, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Wow, this is amazing 😀 I was actually a little bit sceptical about the dough being cooked all the way through, but it turned out just perfect in exactly 60 seconds 😀 I will be more generous with the toppings next time though, because the dough:topping ratio was a bit off for my taste 🙂
    This is your first recipe I have tried, and I think now I will have to try many more! 😀

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting my website, Sedna. Really glad you liked this recipe. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  42. Mady on January 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Is it just me or does the dough never seem fully cooked???

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks for your question, Mady. Every mug and microwave is different. Try doing 20 second intervals till your mug meal looks done. Be sure to keep an eye on it. Hope this helps 🙂

  43. Jaleia on January 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Omg i love this recipe. I’ve recently gone through tough breakup but mugs have saved me. I used just baking powder because my boyfriend took the baking soda and the dog. But i made do with what I had. Thanks Gemma for saving me <3

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Really glad you liked this recipe. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  44. Melinda on January 24, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    OMG!!! So I had to try the pizza recipe, and let me tell you. My husband and I was skeptical at first when I looked at my dough mixture, but I had hope. I went straight ahead for a supreme pizza, adding mushrooms, onions, green onions, cooked sausage, and pepperoni. I popped it in the microwave for one minute and it was done. It smelled just like a pizza, but I was very curious about the texture and taste. I dug right in and was in awe! Even my husband couldn’t believe the texture so he had to try it for himself. We loved it! He said that it tasted just like a DEEP DISH pizza. I agree! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 25, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      I’m delighted to hear that, Melinda. Thank you so much for your feedback. Stay tuned for more mug meals in the future 🙂

  45. Kristi on January 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I made this tonight but didn’t use the red sauce. I placed some parmesean butter on top as the sauce and added just cheese. It came out wonderful! Red sauce gives me heartburn, and alfredo sauce hurts my stomach, so butter sauce works the best lol. Great job, I love all your recipes!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Delighted to hear that, Kristi. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  46. Amanda on January 28, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Just made this with my 5 and 3 year olds. They did all the measuring and mixing! A perfect after school snack/lunch! Plus they love being able to do it almost all by themselves! Thank you for the great recipe!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      fantastic Amanda! That is so great to hear. I’m delighted you all like my recipes.

      Happy Baking 🙂

  47. Sophia on January 30, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Hi Gemma
    These recipes are fantastic.I saw all your meals in mug recipes.
    Could you show some more ‘mug meals’ also..maybe from the perspective of someone who travels and can make these easily in a hotel room where eating healthy is a very big challenge.
    Thank you for the good work and please help the hotel traveler!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 5, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Fantastic Sophia! Delighted you like these recipes. I have lots of more mug meals coming your way soon. I used to go to boarding school so I hear you loud and clear because we only had a microwave. I got you covered 🙂

  48. Emma on January 31, 2016 at 7:49 am

    This looks incredibly similar to a crockpot pizza recipe I have that uses bisquick for the dough, do you think it would be possible to use bisquick in this recipe if you’re feeling especially lazy?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 4, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Funny that makes sense but I have never seen that before. Good idea :). I love crock pot recipes.

  49. Mj on February 3, 2016 at 9:20 am

    How many calories does this have

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      I just updated the Nutritional value for this recipe. The calorie count is 342 🙂

  50. Sebastian on February 5, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Do you require both Baking Soda and Powder?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      yes both. They are important:)

  51. Sofia on February 5, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Just to let you know that your microwave pizza with mushrooms on top was made live on the Loose Women show on UK ITV1 tv! They mentioned your name too! 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 5, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      aw no way!!!!!! thanks so much for letting me know. I had no idea. I’m going to look for it online. I can’t believe that 🙂

  52. Angelina Lee on February 5, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Gemma
    I tried this recipe and it was amazing! But my dough wasn’t expand like what you made in the video it was all together and quite rubbery at the same time what did I do wrong?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Angelina,

      SO don’t worry. The buttery can be because the pizza was cooked a little too long in the microwave. Next time cook for less. Seconds make all of the difference when it comes to cooking the mug cakes and meals 🙂

  53. Sofia on February 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I made the pizza for lunch using gluten-free dough in the same amount given, made my own sauce by cooking baby plum tomatoes and tomato puree and for topping sautéed mushrooms and red peppers. Didnt have baking soda so left it out and no mozzarella so used cheddar. Cooked it for 1 min 45 secs in a 750W microwave on high and use a round wide mug. It is delicious and soft and gooey. Base cooked perfectly! Thanks for a great recipe 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 8, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      that is fantastic Sofia. I love how your made due with what you had. Thank you so much for trying it and sharing your comment 🙂

  54. S on February 10, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I made this last night. It cooked up just fine, but I found the base to be a tad bland. Maybe it needs more salt and perhaps a pinch of sugar? I’m thinking of trying it again in a wide soup bowl so that the base is a little thinner and the pizza larger. Also, 4 T = 1/4 c, which is easier to measure out.

  55. sheshyma on February 12, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I’m a newbie here and i tried all the mug recipes (Totally in love!!!!!!) except the pizza one because try as i might i could not find the recipe for pizza sauce you mentioned. could you also dedicate a video to various sauces and jams? I hate buying from the store.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment, I will add your requests to my list. You can find the pizza sauce recipe on the same page as the No-knead pizza dough recipe. Hope this helps 🙂

  56. Sujatha on February 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Dear Gemma,

    Your recipes are fantastic. Can you please give us some eggless cake, pizza , cookies recipes as we are vegetarians.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 11:43 am

      I will add it to my list. You can also check out this website http://www.egglesscooking.com/egg-substitutes/ for great egg substitute ideas 🙂

      • Sydney on February 15, 2016 at 11:56 am

        The pizza and granola were AMAZING, Gemma! Thanks so much for showing us great recipes! 🙂

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

          Delighted to hear that. Thanks so much, Sydney 🙂

  57. mossina on February 17, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Whats a marinara sauce? How is it made

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      It’s the red sauce on the pizza, made with tomatoes. You can find the recipe here on my website with my pizza dough recipe. Hope this helps 🙂

  58. Charlotte on February 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I spread the cake mixture in a mini gratin dish after reading comments that the base is too thick. Mix vegetables (diced carrot, corn & green pea, blanched) and cheddar cheese are my toppings. I replace the marinara sauce with half tbsp of ketchup. I was surprise how well the cake based hold up to the weight of the toppings as I put quite a lot of veges, The time to whip up the cake based is really amazingly short compare to kneading a pizza dough from scratch. I will definitively make this again, but back to a mug because I prefer Gemma’s thick cake base. Thank you for this wonder recipe!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 17, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks for sharing this, Charlotte. Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  59. Michelle on February 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Love this idea!..tried first time as is but felt the ‘crust’ needed more flavor..so I mixed in a pinch of herbs, parmesan cheese and a pinch of garlic..enjoyed the crust much more this way. Thanks for the inspiration..have tried other recipes of yours and LOVE them!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Yum! Great idea, Michelle. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  60. ILANA KLEINFELD on February 19, 2016 at 10:41 am

    great

  61. Jennan on February 21, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Hi,
    I really want to try this recipe, but I’m worried that I won’t know when it is ready. I’ll try to put it in for 20 second intervals. How can you tell if the dough base is ready if you can only see the top?
    Thanks.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      You’re pizza should rise a little bit and your cheese/toppings will also be bubbling when your mug pizza is ready. Hope this helps! 🙂

      • Jennan on February 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

        TYSM!! ?

  62. Juan on February 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Hello Gemma ! (I’m French so sorry for my bad english ! 😀 ) I JUST LOVE THAT RECIPE, But one question : I made this recipe yesterday and the dough was just like a bread dough It was really good ! But, what was the texture of your dough, liquid (more like pancakes) or like a bread dough ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks for your question. The texture of your dough should be more like bread. Hope this helps 🙂

  63. Samantha on March 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I just made this recipe and i absolutely love it! I smells and tastes delicious! I have been watching your videos for a while and have been dying to try this, very satisfied! I cant wait to try some more! 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Samantha,
      Thank you for being in touch. I am happy when you are happy.
      Stay tuned for lots more,
      Gemma 🙂

  64. Cynthia on March 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Just made this tonight! It tasted great. I made mine in a flat bowl and made pizza sauce with a tablespoon of tomato paste, water to thin slightly, garlic powder, oregano and a pinch of salt. Definitely will make this again when I have a pizza craving. Can you make chili in a mug, chicken enchilada, and more soups?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 6, 2016 at 2:22 am

      Hi Cynthia,
      I am delighted you found this one useful, I will be adding to this series through the year and will add your suggestions to the list,
      Germma 🙂

  65. Yaseera Hameed on March 6, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Your an amazing chef dear.
    I have a toddler and an infant.Its really difficult to cook big meals with them.. All thanks to you for these wonderful recepies.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 7, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Ah thank you Yareera, I am happy that you are happy, sounds like you are a busy lady!
      Gemma 🙂

  66. Nia Cherrington on March 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Hi Gemma, I love tour recipes and your channel! But i tried the pizza mug recipe and the base reams to be really cakey. It was delicious just the texture of the base ruined it, is it supposed to be like that?
    xoxo Nia

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 7, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Hi Nia,
      As you can imagine a real pizza will be crisp, as it is cooked in a very hot oven, and on a stone.
      This will not happen with anything you cook in the microwave as there is no radiant heat, so it will not crisp.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  67. Chelsea May G. Opiz on March 9, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Is it fine if I don’t put marinara sauce?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 10, 2016 at 3:12 am

      Sure is!
      Gemma 🙂

  68. Daisy on March 9, 2016 at 6:02 am

    This turned out well; it’s very tasty! I wouldn’t call it a pizza, it’s more like a savoury muffin. Also, it doesn’t make enough to constitute a meal but would be great as an afternoon snack. 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 10, 2016 at 3:06 am

      Hi Daisy,
      all true! it is hard to replicate the crust of the pizza, just the flavor. Thank you for getting i ntouch,
      Gemma 🙂

  69. CowboySlim on March 10, 2016 at 2:16 am

    A tablespoon of breakfast sausage, tear it into small bits, adds flavor and texture to this pizza. I used all purpose flour, per your instructions, but self-rising flour eliminates the need for the baking powder and baking soda. The self-rising flour has those ingredients in the proper amounts, so 4 Tbsp or 1/4 cup of self-rising flour will work, saving time and the need to buy all those “extra” ingredients. Another tip, if you buy plain tomato sauce in the 8 oz can, add 1 tbsp each of dried oregano and basil, you can make 4 or 5 of these pizza-mugs. Small cans don’t ALWAYS cost more per ounce, I can buy 2-8 oz cans for less than one 15 oz can, and with this recipe, the small can just makes sense.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 10, 2016 at 2:24 am

      Hi there,
      It sounds like you really made this recipe your own! well done.
      As a trained chef I tend to use all purpose flour and add the raising agent, this is regarded as best practice. However, when I cook at home I tend to use whatever is at hand, and the can easily be self-raising flour. As long as the flour is fresh, you are good to go.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  70. Elisa on March 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Got home one day so hungry that I decided to try mug pizza. My mug is larger than the one shown, and I wasn’t sure if the pizza was done yet so I probably cooked it a little too long. It was still delicious! I was so hungry that I just gobbled it right up. I can’t eat pizzeria pizza as it is too rich for me with my health problems, so another kind of pizza that I can easily make at home is most welcome.
    When we were kids, we used to have pizza muffins and pizza bagels, and now I sometimes have pizza toast. You may have to toast the English muffin or bagel or bread first, then add sauce and cheese and heat in toaster oven. We usually didn’t have to use any kind of tray, just put it in like anything else and toast until warm and cheese bubbles.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 12, 2016 at 3:57 am

      Hi Elisa,
      Yes! I am happy to hear that, and you are right it is all about getting the flavor of pizza. Sometimes we use any flatbread as a base, just like oyu did, and it works great. Kids can design their own pizza too, which keeps them busy when waiting,
      thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  71. Adélia on March 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    This recipe is incredible! It’s so delicious!! I loved it!

    I have a 900w microwave, so I had to adjust the time. For me, it was about 2 minutes (I first tried three 20 second intervals and then went for the full remaining minute).

    Thank you for this gem of a recipe! ^^

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 14, 2016 at 3:02 am

      Hi Adelia,
      That is exactly how to do it, 20second bursts will tell you what you need to know. Thank you for your kind words,
      Gemma 🙂

  72. Appu on March 16, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Can we use nrml cooking oil insted of olive oil?
    And there recipes are amazing i love them thnkqq
    ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 16, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Appu,
      Thank you for your kind comments, olive oil is regarded as a high class food. Some other oils are less natural, and are not designed to be an ingredient in the food, just a meas of cooking it. Rapeseed oil is also a wonderful ingredient, and there are others too, just choose it carefully,
      Gemma 🙂

  73. Nika♡ on March 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    this is great….thank you….

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      hi Nika,
      I am happy you enjoyed this,
      Gemma 🙂

  74. Anne on March 17, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Wow I mean woww. Glad I stumbled upon your website. I’m a new mom and I have very less time for cooking these Days. These are just awesome and I gonna start making all of it one by one ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Hi Anne,
      Thank you so much for being in touch, I hope these recipes suit your family, it is hard work being a busy mom!
      Gemma 🙂

  75. Iman on March 19, 2016 at 5:44 am

    PIZZA IN A MUG!!!OMG!! What a superb and awesome idea!Love it…Will be waiting for next mug ideas.Thanks Gemma.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 20, 2016 at 4:48 am

      Hi Iman,
      Thank you for your kind comments and loyal support,
      Gemma 🙂

  76. Claire on March 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    Thanks for these, I had the pizza for lunch and it was so simple and tasty I will definitely be doing it again, I also did the brownie this evening for desert.

    Tomorrow I will be making the macaroni cheese.

    Keep them coming.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 20, 2016 at 4:38 am

      Hi Claire,
      Ha ha! that is so funny, but great,
      Gemma 🙂

  77. NM on March 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Hi I tried this recipe but I think the consistency of my batter goṭ out of hand since the dough was a little undercooked even after a couple minutes in the microwave.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 21, 2016 at 2:51 am

      Hi there NM,
      I am wondering about the size of your mug. A 6oz mug, which is small, with a wide mouth gives the best result,
      Gemma 🙂

  78. Nanny on March 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I used pizza sauce instead of what you use and it came out really good. I also put on mushrooms I dried in the microwave. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 22, 2016 at 2:50 am

      Hi Nanny,
      That is the idea, change things to suit your taste, make these recipes your own,
      Gemma 🙂

  79. Nanny on March 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Wouldn’t it be easier if you had the baking soda and baking powder as pinches instead of what you have as measurements?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 22, 2016 at 2:50 am

      Hi Nanny,
      Ah yes! but what is a pinch to you, might be a handful to me. Working in catering kitchens the difference between one chef’s results and the next one can often be the difference in the pinch! lol,
      Gemma 🙂

  80. Rachel Cardwell on March 22, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Thank you for this, Gemma! I’ve been stress overeating lately, and this is such a good way to get the perfect serving size while not having to compromise in terms of taste. I like that you don’t even need butter in this! The olive oil adds some great flavor, and you can put so many yummy veggies and proteins as the toppings. 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 26, 2016 at 5:59 am

      Hi Rachel,
      Thank you for your kind comments, yes, add your own preferred toppings and make this your own,
      Gemma 🙂

  81. Kayu on March 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I am new to your website. I purchased cute mini casserole dishes few days ago. I bought them just because of their cuteness but couldn’t really try anything in them. When I came across your mug recipes I know these are perfect to cook in them.. Tried this pizza today and turned out really tasty.. Gonna try other recipes too.. Thanks a lot!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Hi Kayu,
      Thank you for your kind comments. I tend to buy things because they are cute too, then need to invent recipes to suit them. I am delighted you found a good use for yours, enjoy experimenting with them,
      Gemma 🙂

  82. Ajna on March 25, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe Ma’am! It is too yummy every time. My husband and I are your fans now. Going to try the blueberry muffin next! ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 25, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Ah thank you Ajna, I am happy to have you and your husband with me,
      Gemma 🙂

  83. pam on March 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    What is the measurement of 1/8 and 1/16? And how much amout should I put in a teaspoon
    Pam

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 26, 2016 at 5:45 am

      Hi Pam,
      I am not fully understand you! it depends on what it is, is it 1/8th of a pound, oz, etc.
      A teaspoon measurement is 5ml. I use a level teaspoon in most recipes, and will say if it is to be heaped,
      Gemma 🙂

  84. Nanny on March 27, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    OMG I love this recipe. I can now have pizza without having to worry about making it in an oven. Thank you so much for your mug recipes. I can now eat and still watch my calories while eating the mug recipes. I can’t wait to try more of them. Hugs from Wisconsin!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 3:45 am

      Hi Nanny,
      Thank you for your kind words, and hugs 🙂
      Gemma

  85. Tessa on March 28, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I was wondering if a gluten free flour would work for the mug pizza recipe. Also, do you have gluten free recipes anywhere?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Tessa,
      Yes, I have had great reports from followers using GF flour in these recipes, though which precise flours I do not know. This is not my particular area of baking, but i do have a few GF recipes here on the site, you can search them in the search bar,
      Gemma 🙂

  86. susan on March 28, 2016 at 10:37 am

    can gluten-free flour be used in all of your recipes in place of regular flour?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Susan,

      You can use a spelt flour or a gluten free all purpose flour mix. I just don’t recommend a nut flour. Thanks for visiting my website 🙂

  87. Lisa on March 28, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Hello, I just subscribed to your page, after I learned of your great ideas on the Doctors show today. I can’t wait to make these recipes. I just have one question for you because I noticed that you never cover any of the recipes. So is it true that you do not need to cover anything when you cook it in the microwave? Thank you, for your inspiration.?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Lisa,
      I am so happy that you followed me here from the Dr’s. Thank you.
      Usually you only cover things in the microwave which splatter, or in which you need to keep the steam. This generally does not apply to my recipes.
      I use a mug/cup which is about 6oz in size, and wide in the mouth, so it is not too big for one portion. I hope you enjoy trying these recipes,
      Gemma 🙂

  88. Sue Joos on March 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you for the delicious recipes

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Sue,

      Thank you. i’m delighted you like this mug Pizza 🙂

  89. Elaine on March 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Any ideas for gluten free?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      sure, you can use a spelt flour or a gluten free all purpose flour mix. I just don’t recommend a nut flour.

      Good Luck 🙂

  90. Uzma on March 29, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I am glad to choose you . I tried this and its so amazing.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Delighted you like it. I have lots more mug recipes here. Make sure you check them out 🙂

  91. Annette Jackson on March 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I saw the Drs show and thought no way, went to your site and my husband wanted a good for you snack but wanted pizza, so what a better time to try it out. He said, ” this is not a good for you snack” and when I told him what was in it he was very happy with the olive oil and I did cut the crust for me and doubled his whole recipe and they were excellent! I didn’t read all the comments but was going to try wheat flour also! Love the micro one minute, I watch the Drs every day, so glad you were on their show! Annette

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Hi Annette,
      Thank you for letting me know. This was a big thrill for me I have to tell you, they were so nice to me!
      I am happy to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  92. Zafar on March 30, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Great recipie. Just tried it out and came out amazingly well. Thanks a ton. U keep encouraging me to do more.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Hi Zafar,
      Great, I am happy to hear that, thank you for letting me know,
      Gemma 🙂

  93. YolaGreatWhiteNorth on March 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Gemma, you are the world’s best and only “new age” micro genius chef!

    I just whipped up my first mug pizza. I made a gluten free hawaiin pizza with ham & pineapple – and Gouda (for my dad). I substituted the regular flour with rice flour.

    Shared it with my Dutch dad and we think it’s marvellous 🙂

    It’s a miracle – I still can’t believe it worked. Good-bye pizza delivery!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Ha ha, you have made me laugh! what a way with words you have, are you sure you are not Irish?
      I am happy to know that this worked for you as a GF recipe, and delighted that you told me which flour you used, I get lots of questions about this,
      thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  94. Martha on March 30, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I have just found this site—my sister was watching the Dr.’s and sent me this. I am going to try it.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      aw that’s fantastic Martha. Thanks so much for your message. Let me know how you get on. Also I have 40+ more mug meals to try also .

      Best,
      Gemma.

  95. Al on April 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I used a corning glass bowl about 4″ diameter.
    Ketchup instead of marinara.
    Weber roasted garlic & herb and dried onion flakes.
    Smoked Hungarian sausage.

    It was very good but I will be cutting down on the baking powder a bit so it wont be so fluffy.
    I also thought that the liquid might be cut by a half Tbsp. I hope that will help…

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 3, 2016 at 6:10 am

      Hi Al, Good job at making this your own recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

  96. Lisa M. Smith on April 4, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Turned out delicious, my daughter loved it! <3

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Hi Lisa,
      I am happy to hear that, thank you for letting me know,
      Gemma 🙂

  97. Raegan on April 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Gemma! I was wondering. Is the baking powder an essential ingredient and if so, is there any substitute for it?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 5, 2016 at 2:46 am

      Hi Raegan,
      This is the raising agent, and is required for most baking, in some form. A mix of bicarbonate of soda, and cream of tartar makes baking powder, it is about acid alkaline balance. Beaten egg white can provide the rise in some cases, though not necessarily in every recipe. If you have self raising flour this already contains the raising agent and will be perfect.
      Gemma 🙂

  98. Emma on April 6, 2016 at 12:43 am

    best mug pizza i have ever tasted
    ( and inly one !)

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 6, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Hi Emma,
      Thank you for your kind comments now you need to try some more!
      Gemma 🙂

  99. Nikhil on April 6, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Loved the video!! All 5 look good! Tried the omlette…turned out perfect

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 6, 2016 at 6:48 am

      Hi Nikhil,
      Thank you for your kind comments and for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  100. Olga svenson on April 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Hi Gemma!
    I made you’re pizza in a mug recipe . But the result wasn’t that good because the dough wasn’t quite done but the toppings and the sauce were good. What did I do wrong and how do you now when your pizza is completely cooked? My microwave is 2000 watt.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 12, 2016 at 3:12 am

      Hi Olga,
      It sounds like you need to adjust your microwave power level to 1,200. I would say it is cooking too fast, so the dough is not getting time to cook,
      Gemma 🙂

  101. razan on April 11, 2016 at 11:22 am

    i loved you videos … very creative and easy
    i have a question .. can we make the dough in a bowl add half the mixture then put cheese in the middle and add the other half?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 12, 2016 at 3:09 am

      Hi Razan,
      Yes you could try all sorts of variations with these recipes, go for it!
      Gemma 🙂

  102. Akira Lindsay on April 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    THIS IS AMAZING. I am a future college student and TRUST ME….I will be using almost every single recipe on this website! Yes. This is wonderful.

    Tip: I did however season the dough a little bit, but overall, you have got a new supporter!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 14, 2016 at 2:29 am

      Hi Akira,
      Ha ha! lots of cooking for you in the future so! I am happy that you are using these recipes, and adjusting them for your own taste, that is the idea!
      Wishing you success in your studies,
      Gemma 🙂

  103. Kathryn on April 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I’m totally out of milk any suggestions

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Kathryn,
      LOL! NO,
      Gemma 🙂

  104. Sam on April 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Absolutely disgusting! I followed the driections exactly. The crust was horrible and tasted like a dirty rag. Never doing this again!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 20, 2016 at 2:04 am

      Hi Sam,
      I am sorry to hear that you did not have a good result with this. I hope it will not put you off trying other recipes,
      Gemma 🙂

    • nanny on April 21, 2016 at 4:57 am

      Sam did you put only a pinch of salt in the recipe? If not, then that might be why it tastes terrible. Honest mistake. Try again and this time only a pinch of salt. 1/8 teaspoon is equal to a pinch and 1/16 is considered 2 pinches. Just thought I’d let you know.

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 21, 2016 at 2:01 pm

        Hi Nanny,

        yUP salt is an ingredient. I’m sorry it didn’t taste good. please try it again if you have the ingredients because it really is delicious.
        Thanks for the tip about the pinches, thats a good conversion 🙂

    • Meg on May 15, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Maybe it was undercooked? I don’t know how it would taste like a “dirty rag”.. I thought the recipe was very straight forward 🙂

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2016 at 12:36 pm

        Hi Meg,
        I am so sorry that this did not work so well for you. It is a mystery why it tasted bad, it really should not have done so,
        Gemma 🙂

        • Meg on May 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

          Hi Gemma,

          Hi! This was in response to the previous comment. Mine turned out great. <3

          Meg

          • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 21, 2016 at 2:45 am

            Hi Meg,
            Thank you for that,
            Gemma 🙂



  105. UUurgh on April 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    it exploded in my Got Damn Microwave you betrayed me

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2016 at 11:12 am

      If it exploded in the microwave it means it was left in there too long and got over heated. Some of the guide lines I put in the recipe are to keep an eye on it.

      Maybe next time a little check it half way and a little less cooking time and it won’t explode, I guarantee it.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

      WHAT? you cannot be serious!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

        Hi.

  106. Kelly on April 29, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    these are wonderful, especially for someone on the go. thank you !

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 30, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Hi Kelly,
      Thank you for being in touch, i am happy to know that,
      Gemma 🙂

  107. Raheen on May 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I love u gemma for all ur recipes. They are super duper amazing. Bring in more microwave hahaha!!??
    Okay so I wanted to know what exact timings should I use as my microwave is of 1000 watts

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Raheen,
      Thank you for your kind comments. You will need ot try these recipes in your microwave, it is difficult to be precise. Mine is 1,200 watt, so if you check your bake after 1 minute, press the top, if it is firm it is cooked, if not add 10 seconds. Remember these continue to cook in residual heat for a minute or so after you take it from the oven, so allow to stand,
      Gemma 🙂

  108. Liat on May 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I am a stay at home mom AND homeschooler and if that were not enough we are selling our home! Your mug meals have been a “life saver” for me, AND the kids just LOVE them (and so do I)!! My kitchen has never been so tidy after making a meal. Thanks so MUCH for your hard work, you can tell you love what you do.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 2, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Hi Liat,
      Oops! you have a lot on your plate, so to speak 🙂
      I am happy that you are making use of these quick recipes when you are under pressure, thank you for being in touch.
      Gemma.

  109. Emily on May 2, 2016 at 12:21 am

    OMGG!!! This is so delicious, I must admit I was a little skeptical at first but let’s just say I’ll be making this again tomorrow! I added a just a little bit of garlic to the dough and I loved it even more. This is definitely one of my favorite mug meals 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 2, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Hi Emily,
      So glad you are having fun with these recipes, thank you for your kind words,
      gemma 🙂

  110. Emily on May 3, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I absolutely loved this recipe, its AMAZING! Its become one of my favorites! 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2016 at 2:47 am

      Hi Emily,
      That is great to hear, thank you for letting me know,
      Gemma 🙂

  111. Aisha on May 6, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Hey gemma..can i bake the dough for a few seconds first before removing it and adding the toppings and then put it back again?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on May 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Sure, you can do that if you think the pizza dough will not cook all the way with the toppings on. Be sure to keep an eye on it so you don’t over-cook it. Let me know how it turns out. 🙂

      • Aisha on May 7, 2016 at 4:46 am

        I tried it and it was awesome..Next time I’m gonna make the dough thinner and be really generous with the toppings..Oh and more marinara..thanks gemma ☺

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

          That’s great to hear. Thanks for your feedback 🙂

  112. Sara Knox on May 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Wow! Unbelievable! This recipe is so easy to follow, so fast to make, and most of all–SO yummy to eat! Thank you so much for sharing these mug meal recipes; they are perfect for when I get home from a long day of school and want a nice, hot, single serve meal immediately!

    Thanks again
    -Sara

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      That’s great to hear, Sara. Thank you so much for your feedback and stay tuned for more! 🙂

  113. Charlie on May 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I made it for dinner, it was amazing thanks Gemma!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Aw that’s great. Who knew you could make pizza in the microwave?! 🙂

  114. Meg on May 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I love this recipe! I hope you don’t mind but I shared your video/website on a blog.
    (It’s in Japanese) It turned out so great even though it was my first attempt <3 <3 <3

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Meg,
      I took a look, but cannot tell if you referenced my site, this is important for me, as you probably know. Otherwise, thank you for sharing this,
      Gemma 🙂

  115. Meg on May 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Yes of course! There is a link to this page and also your youtube channel. I mentioned your name but it’s in “Japanese”. 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 21, 2016 at 2:44 am

      Thank you Meg,
      Gemma 🙂

  116. Sally on May 23, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I’m looking forward to try this recipe! It looks amazing

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Hi Sally,
      Do try this, it is easy. Use a 6oz cup/mug, with a wide mouth if you have one, for best results,
      Gemma 🙂

  117. Jenn Morris banna on May 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

    We are preparing to live in an RV. These recipes fouls be great for our microwave. Do you grease your mugs? What would your advice be on doubling your recipes?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Jenn,
      Do by all means grease the mug, but lightly. I use a 6 oz cup/mug, with a wide mouth. It is best to bake these one at a time. Microwave cooking is so different to conventional cooking. The energy works on the sugar/fats/moisture, and to a degree they will cook in spots if your mixture is too big. So anything you cannot stir must be kept small. one at a time,
      Gemma 🙂

  118. Tayla on June 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks so much gemma:) this recipe is really nice and the perfect amount 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Tayla,
      I am happy you like this! thank you for letting me know,
      Gemma 🙂

  119. Profile photo of Resat Guler Resat Guler on June 16, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I’ve just started to follow this site and Gemma .OMG you’re so creative and practic. What i liked is , you make ‘hard and difficult dreams’ in a just simple way. Thank you very much. Lot’s of greetings from Turkey.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 16, 2016 at 2:47 am

      Hi there Resat,
      great to have you with us from beautiful Turkey! Thank you for your kind words, I am happy to have yuo with us. You can post the pictures of your baking here now too, it always helps other bold bakers,
      Gemma 🙂

  120. Dr Sandhya on June 18, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Hi Gemma
    I tried the pizza recipe it came out perfect and tasted awesome.
    I just felt if You could advice something to reduce the base it could be more enjoyable coz after topping I ate ,later I was left with more base part.
    But overall amazing,loved it
    Thanks
    India

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 18, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Thank you for that kind comment. If you use a wide mouth cup/mug, you will get a better balance of base and topping, this really helps to gert the heat distributed too,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Dr Sandhya on July 8, 2016 at 3:41 am

      Hi Gemma
      Can I double the recipe and make it in a borosil dish. Will the results be same??

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

        Hi there,
        The microwave works in a different way to a conventional oven. It is worth a try, but the distribution of heat is what cooks the food, and the larger the container the slower the bake. So, I think I would stop the cooker after one minute, then change the position of the bowl, then go again. It may not require double the time. When it feels firm on top it is cooked. Allow to stand for one minute for the heat to continue to distribute through the food. I think it will work!
        Gemma 🙂

  121. Profile photo of SCG SCG on June 18, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Hello Gemma I love your work …
    In the nutrition information it says 0 carbs… I was wondering that flour may have few of those ? I really need
    To try this

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 20, 2016 at 1:24 am

      Hi there,
      In the written recipe it tell you 27g for carbs. There sure are some carbs in this, as you correctly say in the flour, and a few others for good measure,
      Gemma 🙂

  122. Suky on June 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Hey Gemma! Gosh darn it your recipes are amazing! How do you even come up with them?! I am actually quite surprised that you are actually willing to share your recipes! Thanks so much! I am a person who loves to be in the kitchen and mess with food! I made tons of cakes and desserts, but not anythin’ like these! I will be able to cook my own meals now!!
    Do you know ‘ how to cook that’ ? It’s by Ann Reardon, and she does this type of stuff too. You should check it out! Just google it. I am so happy there are so many people out there that can teach me tons of knowledge.
    Thanks a million!

  123. Suky on June 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Gemma! I love your mug meals! Can you make more videos on mug meals? PLEASE!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 20, 2016 at 1:12 am

      Hi Suky,
      Thank you for your kind comments. I will be adding to the mug meals all the time, they are like my signature now!
      I do know and love Ann Reardon, she does a great job. You carry on baking, doing it is the best way to learn and to develop your own style and recipes. I am happy to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  124. Rishi Jain on June 20, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Gemma I love u 😉
    Thank you so much for your work.
    You make my world happy!!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Ah Rishi,
      You make me happy too by being with us here, thank you,
      Gemma 🙂

  125. Luna on June 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    hi Gemma,
    What temperature can you make this in the oven?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on June 20, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      I haven’t tried it, but I think it will be 6-8 minutes at 350oF(180oC). Every mug and oven is different, so be sure to keep an eye on it. Hope this helps 🙂

  126. Chiquita AB on June 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I’m not sure what happened, but I microwaved my pizza for 1 min and the crust looked like it was finished, but when I tasted it, it tasted a bit soggy. Everything else was great, and I love your work!
    Thanks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on June 23, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Sounds like it needs more time in the microwave. Next time try doing 20 second intervals till your mug cake looks done. Be sure to keep an eye on it, every mug and microwave is different 🙂

  127. Amierah on June 25, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Hello Gemma, I was wondering if it’s alright that this recipe doesn’t have yeast in it, since we have to make the pizza bread at the bottom of the pizza? This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. ^_^ Thanks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Hi,

      You have to try this recipe, it’s so delicious.
      Because it is cooked in the microwave you just make this little pastry bottom that cooks fast. I works well, trust me 🙂

  128. Profile photo of anka anka on June 26, 2016 at 8:27 am

    hi gemma do i always have to use a microwave?? could i use a oven craving ur recipies;))

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Anka,

      You can bake them in the oven 350oF (180Oc) for roughly 10 minutes. Just keep an eye on it because every oven and dish is different. 🙂

      • Profile photo of anka anka on June 30, 2016 at 11:46 pm

        thank you gemma ur the best <3

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm

          Now that is too kind 🙂

  129. Profile photo of eyelasummers eyelasummers on June 30, 2016 at 12:30 am

    This was fantastic – thank you so much!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 30, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Hi there,
      Thank you for your kind comment, and for being with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  130. Asha Liban on July 7, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Tastes even better if you use actual tomatoes instead of a sauce.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on July 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Sure, you can do that too.

  131. Corinne on July 7, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I must try !! Because I am very skeptical for the dough…

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 7, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Lol, that’s ok because I was too before I tired it. It’s a great little recipe and it tastes like Pizza 🙂

  132. Profile photo of morganenders morganenders on July 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I love the mug meals!! Could I use vegetable oil instead of the olive oil? Thanks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Morgan,
      Yes! use the best you can get though. I like linseed/flax-seed too, natural oils are best,
      Gemma 🙂

  133. Kesia on July 13, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Are there any substitutes for marinara sauce and pepperoni.
    thanks..

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Keisa,
      Marinara sauce is one of the simplest sauces, so if you can’t find it for sale, there’s no need to substitute. It is made from tomatoes with a little garlic, salt and olive oil, and sometimes some onions and butter. You can find lots of recipes on line, and you can make your own very easily. Generally this is what i would use. You can use an alternatice to the pepperoni, but if it is meat it will need to be cooked, so cooked ham for instance would be good, or mushrooms, roast peppers etc,
      Gemma 🙂

  134. Lori Carpenter on July 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Love this. But I used pasta sauce and Italian seasoning .

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2016 at 1:05 am

      Hi Lori,
      That is the idea, make it your own. Thank you for being with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  135. Jitu on July 19, 2016 at 12:16 am

    My microwave is 800w so can I increase the time??

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 19, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Hi Jitu,
      yes, but start with one minute, touch the top of the cake with your finger, if it is firm it is cooked, if not return it to the oven for 10 secs at a time. Remember the cake will continue to cook at the end of the cooking time, in the residual heat,
      Gemma 🙂

  136. Profile photo of Blee Blee on July 22, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for your lovely recipes!
    We love to make a lot of mug-meals from your website,
    my favourite is this one!
    We dont have Baking Soda so I used tipps in the comments (more baking powder and liquid ingredients).
    I really love to put sweetcorn and tomatos on my pizza too. I also send a picture 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on July 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you! I’m really glad you enjoyed this recipe. I’ll look for your photo 🙂

  137. Profile photo of Pam Pam on July 23, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Oh Gemma,
    I am obsessed with trying out all your mug meals…there are just so many. My fav so far is the pizza one…I used what I had…..made a marinara sauce with lots of onions, honey baked ham, cheddar in a pyrex bowl, lessened the base and doubled the sauce. Goodness! To die for!! Definitely will be making this again with different toppings this week. Do you think a pasta bake using penne/spirelli would be possible (like your spaghetti-o’s but with cheese) ? You know, I have put on 2kgs over these 2 days since discovering your channel….but I will persevere…what will happen when I finish all 50? 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 24, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Ho Pam,
      That is too funny! I think you can experiment to your hearts content here! Do what ever you think will work to make these recipes your own, it is a learning curve,
      Gemma 🙂

  138. jen on July 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    ohmygod i just love this recipe <3
    it tasted so awesom
    thankyousomuch for this recipe <3

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 24, 2016 at 11:58 am

      Hi Jen,
      Thank you for being in touch, and for yuor kind words,
      Gemma 🙂

  139. Opan on August 3, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    How should the pastry base turn out? Cakey, chewy, or fudgy? I made this in toaster oven three times. The first two was dense and fudgy. The last one turned out a little bit crispy outside but chewy and moist inside (I cut the base in half, did not add on toppings, and used wider-mouth smaller cup).

    Thanks

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 5, 2016 at 1:49 am

      Hi Opan,
      This recipe was designed for a microwave. It will bake differently in an oven. I would not put this mix in a mug for the oven, but, just like a scone on a baking tray, with the toppings in place, this should be perfect for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  140. Emma on August 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I can’t find the recipe can you please help me??

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 8, 2016 at 6:47 am

      It’s at the bottom of the post Emma. You will have scrolled by it to write this comment. Scroll up 🙂

  141. Rupanshi Joshi on August 23, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Loved the recipe… it’s very very yummy and a crowd pleaser 🙂 and it is super quick 🙂 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 25, 2016 at 2:31 am

      That is great, I am happy to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  142. Sara on August 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I tried this recipe but I thought only 1tbsp of flour was used…doubled baking powder because I don’t have baking soda and when coming to eat the end of the dough it tasted rather sour-ish. Definitely trying the recipe again with the correct measurements because everything else was perfect!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 29, 2016 at 12:26 am

      Hi Sara,
      When you change ingredients you change the results, sometimes for the better, sometimes not so much! It is how recipes are developed, so good try!
      Gemma 🙂

  143. Ayesha Nasser on September 5, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Can you tryout Kulfi? It’s an indian traditional Ice-cream!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 6, 2016 at 1:35 am

      I have added this to my list, I will check it out shortly,
      Gemma 🙂

  144. Roshni Abraham on September 7, 2016 at 2:19 am

    What game changing recipie! By the way, is there any replacement for pepperonies? Because i don’t get ’em in my city.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 7, 2016 at 2:48 am

      Thank you for your kind comments. If you use any meat type product it must be precooked as salami type sausages are. You can also use precooked veg, mushrooms, etc. Use what you have to hand, remember it must suit quick cooking 🙂

  145. Annie on September 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Amazing recipie

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 11, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks so much Annie, I’m delighted you liked it.

  146. Annie on September 10, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I am going to try this right now!!!Never seen such an amazing recipe!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      It’s one of my favorite mug recipes 🙂

  147. Ariana Argent on September 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Can I use water instead of milk? If not, What’s the difference between them? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      You can use water, Ariana. The milk just gives you a little more flavor but water will work too.

  148. Jenna on September 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    This is recipe is so good! I am a very busy college student and these mug recipes make my life so much easier! Thank you!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 19, 2016 at 12:59 am

      Hi Jenna, Glad to hear that these recipes are useful to you, and happy to hear that you are keeping busy at college, hard work pays off! 🙂

  149. Lia on September 27, 2016 at 2:04 am

    as a broke student i have to clean out my fridge/pantry at this time of the month but i wont complain.. vegetarian version (olives & sundried tomato topping) of microwave pizza for breakfast it is ;D
    love those simple recipes! already tried the microwave mug brownie – topped with peanutbutter.. & will have the cheese & broccoli rice for lunch! you are amazing 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 27, 2016 at 2:17 am

      Ah Lia, poor students! I remember it well! glad you are finding these recipes useful 🙂

  150. Profile photo of _Sam_ _Sam_ on September 29, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Gemma, I was wondering if I could use pasta sauce instead of marinara .. would that be OK?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 30, 2016 at 1:06 am

      Hi Sam, yes it will be perfect. You can make your own too, the recipe is here on the website, 🙂

  151. Sharon Nanny on October 1, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I’m going to try the homemade ranch dressing in place of the marinara/pizza sauce and make it a chicken ranch bacon pizza mug instead. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I might even add ham instead of pepperoni. I want to experiment with the pizza mug and see what other combinations I can make.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on October 2, 2016 at 2:48 am

      That is a great idea, and it is lovely to hear all of the ideas to change these recipes for individual taste, it is what it is all about! Gemma 🙂

  152. Susie on October 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hi,

    I just saw the video where you made this on the Doctors, and I noticed the recipe on their website is just slightly different: above you have 1/8 tsp of both baking powder and salt, but they have 1/3 tsp.

    Why the difference?

    Thanks.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on October 11, 2016 at 1:53 am

      Well spotted Susie! This may be a misprint on their site, I will look into it. Follow the recipe here, Gemma 🙂

  153. sandra biju on October 27, 2016 at 2:00 am

    won’t the mugs out of glass break while heated??

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on October 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      I have used glass mugs and they are totally fine. If you are worried about your mugs then I suggest using a ceramic mug 🙂

  154. Profile photo of Rajani Rajani on November 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Hey Gemma,

    I made this in a shallow dish. So the result is not only yummy but also looks like a pizza! After taking the bite, my mom gave me a sheepish smile and asked how did I make it! She never asks me for a recipe and this is a pleasant first experience!
    Thanks Gemma for making my life easier and yummy and not to mention less messy! 😉

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 9, 2016 at 1:32 am

      Haha! that is the idea, this is about using your common baking sense to make these recipes your own! Well done, I am happy that you are proud of yourself, Gemma 🙂

  155. Rose on November 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Gemma! love your recipes and you are such a warm person, too. I tried to make this mug pizza but it turned out all soggy. I must have added too much milk. I’m going to try it again soon. 🙂 Hope it works this time.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 10, 2016 at 1:45 am

      Hi Rose, it may also be the mug you used. I use a 6 – 8oz capacity mug, wider than it is tall, this allows the heat to distribute better in the food, this is because of the way microwaves work! Try a different mug, or even a small cereal bowl! 🙂

  156. Olivia sofie on November 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Hello i really want to make this but here in Norway we NEVER use baking soda in any resipice so it is very hard to fine do i have to add it or is it any thing i can add instead?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 13, 2016 at 8:29 am

      This is bicarbonate of soda, you will find this, it is a common ingredient, and in baking powder it is combined with cream of tartar.
      It sounds like you may have over-baked the mug cake. The heat continues to distribute in the food for about one minute after it has been removed from the microwave. Next time remove it from the oven when it feels barely firm to the touch. Gemma 🙂

  157. Nomaya on November 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Can we make this in the oven. If so how
    Thanks

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 11, 2016 at 3:17 am

      Hi there, yes, but do not put it in a mug, and make it bigger, for sharing, you can bake it at 200 degrees, on a flat tray for bout 15 – 20 mins 🙂

  158. Ali Marie on November 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I’m not sure if this has been asked yet… Is almond milk able to be substituted for regular milk in this recipe ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 15, 2016 at 3:41 am

      Hi there, yes, it will be good, Gemma 🙂

  159. Profile photo of smosley20 smosley20 on November 17, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Hi Ms. Gemma,
    I am 13, and I am finally getting used to cooking on my own. For this recipe, it calls for 1/16 teaspoons. If I only have a 1/8 teaspoon, how else can I measure that 1/16 teaspoon?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 18, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Hi there, 1/16 is 1/2 of your 1/8th teaspoon! It is really just a touch, you do not need to be too fussy about this, just not too much!
      I am happy that you are baking on your own, well done you, keep it up now!
      Gemma 🙂

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