Dorm meals: Pizza in a mug

Make your own hot pizza in less than two minutes

Living in a dorm comes with a number of conveniences, but also several restrictions — one being easy access to a kitchen. 

But making personal meals in a dorm room is easier than it may seem, and all you'll need is a microwave, some ingredients and a mug.

Mug meals allow anyone to make a quick bite to eat at any time of day, whether you’re craving breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. The best part is that you don’t need an entire set of kitchen appliances to whip up these recipes. 

Instead of your typical microwaveable fare, like ramen, macaroni and cheese and popcorn, you can also make your very own microwaveable pizza in a mug.

There are a number of delivery services and establishments available if you want a slice of pizza. But if you’re on a budget and don't want to leave your dorm room, take a look at this easily customizable pizza meal.


  • A microwaveable mug
  • A microwave
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon (minimum), 1/8 teaspoon (maximum) of baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Marinara sauce added to preference (around 1 tablespoon for even amount)
  • Shredded cheese sprinkled to preference (around 1 tablespoon for even amount)
  • Preferred toppings (pepperoni, dried herbs, etc.)


  1. Spray mug with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. For the pizza dough, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in mug.
  3. Add milk and oil to the mug and mix thoroughly. Some lumps are ok.
  4. Spread marinara sauce over the top of the dough.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on and add any desired toppings.
  6. Microwave for around 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until cheese begins to bubble
  7. Wait a few minutes for the pizza to cool and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking

Keep an eye out for future recipes that any student, even those living in dorms, can make easily and enjoy.

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