One of the most popular comfort foods is now available in a cup. That's right, a cup. Perfect for a snack or even a full meal, this microwaveable "pizza in a mug" is easy to make and takes only a few minutes.
Continuing the Pandemic Pantry series with KFQD radio in Anchorage, this recipe is also great for using up the last bits of vegetables, meats, cheeses, or spaghetti sauce in the refrigerator. Have kids? Let them make their own individual pizzas and teach them the power of the "nuker."
*Tips: No spaghetti sauce? Tomato sauce works, too, but you may want to add a few more spices to jazz it up. Pre-mixed pizza crusts are perfect for this recipe, especially if you are out of all-purpose flour.*
1 microwavable coffee mug
4 Tbs all-purpose flour
1/8 Tbs baking powder
1/16 Tbs baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 Tbs milk
1 Tbs olive oil
1-2 Tbs jarred or homemade spaghetti sauce
2 + Tbs parmesan or mozzarella cheese
Fresh peppers for topping
Sliced olives for topping
A dash of died oregano
A pinch of red pepper flakes
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in microwaveable mug.
Mix dry ingredients together.
Add milk and oil. Mix until well combined.
Add spaghetti sauce, and trowel over the top to form a complete layer.
Sprinkle cheeses on top.
Top with peppers and olives or whatever else you desire on top.
Sprinkle with oregano.
Microwave for 1-1.5 minutes (based on the wattage of an average1200-watt microwave).
NOTE: Not sure of your oven's wattage? Look inside at the data plate. If it not listed the take a microwave safe vessel and fill it with one cup of water.
Turn on your microwave: If the water boils at 1.5 minutes than you have a 1200-watt microwave.
2 ½ minutes to boil ? 800 watts, hence a 1 ½ minute cook time for the cup o pizza
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