Learn how to make my quick and easy individual pizza in a mug in just 2 minutes in the microwave. We add pepperoni and cheese but you can add any toppings you'd like. Kids can make this recipe without help - it's that simple!
I have worked from home for over nine years, ever since my younger daughter was six months old. It was rocky at first as my family adjusted to my being home but being unavailable, but over the years, we developed a routine.
For the first four years, I worked in the evenings after Joe got home from work. Our kids were little then, and I liked to spend my days playing and running around with the girls rather than working.
I know that working at night is not an option for a lot of parents right now, even though their kids are small, and I take my hat off to those people. I know it is so very hard. If that is you, just know that you are doing a great job it all!
Anyway, for the last five or so years, I have worked full time in the daytime. It was a big adjustment for all of us as I had to do what I had to do on the computer, and the kids had to do a lot of things for themselves.
Now, we have a good routine. My kids know that they are responsible for their own breakfasts and, if they are able, they should get their own lunches too. Allie, who is 9, still asks me to help her, but even she is working on making her own food.
This microwave pizza came from Allie's need to cook for herself. When I say for herself, I really mean that she comes back to my home office, asks me to make the pizza for her, then when I say no, asks me to "help" her which really means to stand next to her and remind her of the steps required. I don't know why she wants me to help except that it's her way of getting attention from me at a time when she otherwise wouldn't.
So pizza. This pizza is made in a mug, and it is the easiest pizza you will ever make.
Is it exactly like a pizza with a crust? No, of course it is not. It is made with bread and pizza sauce, so the flavors are all there, but it is not a traditional pizza with sauce and toppings on top of a crust.
Even though it's different from a normal pizza, give it a try. It is good and fills the craving for cheesy pizza goodness.
Can you double the pizza recipe? No. We have tried to add 2 slices of bread and 2 eggs to a single large mug, and it doesn't turn out very well. It is too hard to get everything mixed up to make a tasty pizza.
How to make pizza in a mug
- Tear one slice of bread into bite sized pieces.
- Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Pour over the bread in the mug.
- Add pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, cheese, and toppings to the mug. Mix well.
- Microwave for 2-3 minutes, until egg is set. The mug will be very hot so be careful removing it from the microwave.
Here are some other yummy pizza recipes you might enjoy:
- The Best Easy Mini Breakfast Pizzas on English Muffins (includes instructions for traditional English muffin pizzas with pizza sauce & cheese)
- Quick & Easy Pizza Dip Recipe
- Chicken Crust Pizza – The Best Low Carb & Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe
- How to Make Popover Pizza Casserole – Upside Down Pizza Recipe
- How to Grill Pizza Dough
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Thank you for this recipe. My daughter is always trying new mug recipes and will love it.
Tara Ziegmont says
You're welcome! Come back and let us know how she likes it.
This is an interesting recipe that I can't wait to try with my daughter. She's 10 and loves to try all sorts of recipes. I'm also excited about the possibilities of variations using different cheese and bread types. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Allie! I hope it gets lots of views even if it doesn't technically go viral. 🙂
Good job Allie! Can't wait to show my 6 year old son tomorrow. He loves any kind of pizza and will be excited to make this on his own.