Microwave Monday: Pizza

By Lauren Sharkey

There are lots of things New York does better than anyone else – theater, museums, weirdos on the street.  But more than anything else, New York does food best.  Whether it’s a hot dog, pretzel, or cronut, New York is always on the up and up when it comes to what to put in your belly.  And, one of our greatest exports, if not the greatest export, is PIZZA.  Seriously, there is nothing better than a slice of New York pizza…and anyone who tells you different clearly has never had New York pizza…or they’re from Chicago.  Either way, you should reconsider that friendship.

ANYWAY…I’ve gotten a little off topic.  The thing is, that as much as New York rules at making pizza amazing, good pizza places are sometimes hard to come by.  So, here’s a recipe that will hopefully give you that great New York taste, without the New York price tag.

Here’s what you’ll need:


1 pita bread (6 inches)
2-4 tablespoons pizza sauce
¼ cup mozzarella cheese


1.  Split pita bread horizontally to get two rounds.


2.  Place your pita breads onto a microwave-safe plate and begin to top with sauce and cheese.


3.  Microwave your pita breads (one at a time) for 45 seconds to a minute until cheese is melted.  Cut, serve, and enjoy!

pizza collage

Feel free to add your own veggies and toppings (prosciutto, spinach, eggplant, etc.)!

Cost Breakdown:

Pizza Sauce:  $4.49
Mozzarella Cheese:  $3.89
Pitas:  $1.99

The ingredients cost me about $12 altogether.  However, the package of pita breads came with five pitas, making for ten pizzas total.  Therefore, each mini-pie cost about $1.20 to make.  Now, while some people might not want to make them all at once, these pizzas freeze well and make for a perfect snack anytime!

You also might want to check out these tips for getting crispy pizza in the microwave:

No More Soggy Crust
Water Method

2 responses to “Microwave Monday: Pizza

  1. Another tip: Buy tomato sauce / paste instead of pizza sauce. I can find it for about $1.49 so it’ll save you a bunch of money! And it tastes the same. 🙂

    • Hi Jenn! Thanks so much for stopping by The Savvy Student Blog! Would you be able to include the brand if tomato paste/sauce you like to use and which store you can purchase them from? Thanks a million!

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