Pizza in a Mug Recipe

Published on August 18th 2022 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Close up of pizza in a mug

Have you ever made pizza from scratch in your own home in less than 2 minutes? You can now, with this microwave pizza in a mug recipe. Top your pizza with favorite toppings such as pepperoni, vegetables, pineapple, jalapeño, and bacon. It's an interactive dish you can make for yourself or with friends and family for any occasion. The base is made from self-rising flour, milk & oil. It turns out crispy on the bottom and gooey in the middle, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and in this case, ham, pineapple & jalapeño. Microwaving the crust first and then adding the toppings is how to create a nice crust that isn't soggy and tastes precisely like a fresh pizza. So make Pizza in a Mug faster than you can order a pizza online, grab your favorite mug and have fun. 


* Note, this recipe is created for a microwave with 900-1200 watts. If your microwave is less than this, you may need a power conversation chart to determine the time and temperature. 

Why does pizza crust get hard in the microwave?

Pizza crust can become hard in the microwave as it doesn't contain any water or moisture. This tends to attract more direct heat from the microwave. So next time you microwave pizza, try adding a small cup of water into the microwave or place a dampened paper towel onto the slice to keep it moist. This will also keep the cheese from getting rubbery. 

How long do you microwave pizza for?

Reheating a slice of pizza will only take 30-40 seconds on high heat. 

Can pizza be made in microwave without convection?

Yes, you can make pizza in a microwave without convection. These results may vary. Convection helps to move the air around to create even cooking. Without convection, your pizza will still cook. However, it may be uneven, resulting in some more cooked spots than others.  

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
4 mins


  • 3 tablespoons Self Rising Flour 

  • 2 tablespoons Whole Milk 

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 

  • 1 pinch Sea Salt

  • 1 tablespoon Pizza Sauce 

  • 2 tablespoons Mozzarella Cheese 

  • 1 tablespoon Ham, small dice

  • 1/4 teaspoon, Jalapeño, seeded and small diced 

  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Pineapple, diced small 


Using your favorite mug, mix the self rising flour, milk, oil & salt together using a fork, mix until it forms a dough in the mug. 

Overview of a mug containing flour, milk and oil

Place into the microwave for 45 seconds until the dough has risen and formed a crust. 

Sideview of a mug in the microwave

Add on the pizza sauce, cheese, ham, jalapeño & pineapple 

Overview of a pizza in a mug ready to go into the microwave

Place back into the microwave and cook on high for 45-60 seconds until the cheese is melted. 

Sideview of pizza with toppings in a mug being microwaved

Grab a fork and dig into your pizza in a mug. 

Sideview of pizza in a mug about to be enjoyed
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