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Homemade Pizza For Dinner

I usually cook dinner on a few Sunday nights every month. It helps everyone else take some time off cooking. And it also helps me keep in touch with this hobby which I don't get to exercise as often as I like.

I had some packaged minestrone soup I wanted to try out tonight. So I thought it would be nice if we were having some homemade Italian food with it. I decided to make a simple pizza. And so I talked to my wife and I ordered a few ingredients just enought to make a really simple one. Some pizza bread, some pizza sauce, and some grated mozarella cheese. We already had some veggies and frozen salamis and seasoning. We also have a rather newish microwave.

Once the ingredients were delivered (yay Swiggy instamart), I decided to lookup a recipe to cook the pizza. And I thought why not ask ChatGPT first. I really hate online recipe sites because of the millions of ads one has to scroll just to read a half page recipe, maybe I could skip all the ads if ChatGPT could help me.

As you might have guessed. I listed the things I had and asked ChatGPT to give me a recipe to cook the pizza. ChatGPT gave me a detailed recipe in no time. I had it open on the while while I made the pizza. One pizza with veggie toppings and a couple of them with chicken salamis added alongwith the veggies. It was a success! All three pizzas were really good and we finished every last slice. As a bonus I didn't have to watch any stupid ads.

ChatGPT Interaction

I'll list my interaction with ChatGPT here:

My Prompt

I’ve got pizza bread and cheese and some pizza sauce bought from the store how do I make some pizza. I’ve also got a microwave

ChatGPT's Response

Making pizza with the ingredients you have is straightforward. Here’s a simple method to make a delicious pizza using your microwave:


  • Pizza bread (or pre-made pizza crust)
  • Cheese (mozzarella or any cheese of your choice)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Optional toppings (pepperoni, vegetables, etc.)


  1. Prepare the Pizza Base:
  2. Place the pizza bread or crust on a microwave-safe plate.

  3. Add Sauce:

  4. Spread a generous amount of pizza sauce evenly over the base.

  5. Add Cheese:

  6. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the sauce.

  7. Add Toppings (Optional):

  8. If you have any additional toppings like pepperoni, vegetables, or other favorites, add them on top of the cheese.

  9. Microwave:

  10. Place the plate in the microwave.
  11. Microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes. The exact time can vary depending on your microwave's power. Start with 1 minute and check. If the cheese is not fully melted or bubbly, continue microwaving in 15-second increments until done.

  12. Check and Serve:

  13. Once the cheese is melted and bubbly, carefully remove the plate from the microwave (it may be hot).
  14. Let the pizza cool for a minute before slicing and serving.


  • If your microwave has a "grill" or "crisp" function, you can use it to get a slightly crispier crust.
  • For a more even cook, you can microwave the pizza on a microwave-safe rack or trivet to allow air to circulate underneath.
  • If you have a microwave-safe lid or cover, using it can help melt the cheese more evenly.

Enjoy your quick and easy microwave pizza!