Make Veg Pizza in Microwave Convection Oven Recipe

Make pizza dough, pizza base and then bake pizza in Microwave Convection Oven at home easily with our tried and tested recipe. We use Onida Microwave Oven.

We all love Pizza and being a vegetarian, Veg pizza in an obvious choice. I love to have as many vegetables as possible on top.

My personal favorite is green bell-pepper (called Capsicum in India) as it provides a lot of color and crunchiness to veggie pizza.

Normally, we buy the un-baked pizza base from market and then top it up with cheese and veggie's to bake. I have personally never liked the pizza base partially because of not been able to successfully bake it in a desired manner.

The reason could be anything from the quality of the base or something else. So, I decided to make the fresh base at home and try the taste. The final product was certainly much better, hygienic and crispier.

We make Pizza in Microwave convection Oven from scratch i.e. starting with Pizza dough. Here is the step by step recipe.
Please remember that you do need a convection mode in your Microwave for baking. A simple microwave is not sufficient to run through this recipe.

As far as brand is concerned, it does not matter. We use the Onida Microwave Convection Oven and we have seen our friends and relatives using IFB, Samsung and LG too. The process and recipe remains the same. You may have to refer your Microwave Oven's manual for turning the convection mode ON.

Note: The Microwave Oven AND Microwave Convection are same. You cannot bake in a Microwave without convection mode. Read more about baking in Microwave Oven.



  Ingredient
Servings
Medium 9 Inch


For making Pizza Dough

  1. 1 Tsp Yeast dry
  2. 1/4 Cup Water Warm
  3. 160 g All Purpose Flour Maida
  4. 1/2 Tsp Salt
  5. 3/2 Tbsp Oil Olive Oil or any other

For Pizza Topping

  1. 1 Tbsp Sweet Tomato Sauce or Pizza Sauce
  2. 1 Number Tomato 3 Inch Diameter, Round shaped
  3. 1 Number Green Bell Pepper Capsicum, 3.5 Inch Diameter, Round shaped
  4. 100 g Mozzarella Cheese Add extra if you like more
  5. 1 Tbsp Oil Olive Oil or any other
  6. 1/4 Tsp Salt
  7. 1 Tsp Red Pepper Crushed
  8. 4 Number Baby Corn Sticks (Optional) Each sliced into 2 pieces vertically from center
  9. 1/2 Tsp Oregano Seasoning (Optional)

  Instructions


Making Pizza Dough Prep Time – 6 minute

  1. We have collected all ingredients for making Pizza Dough.
    Pizza ingredients for dough
    Pizza ingredients for dough 

  2. Soak the Yeast in 30 ml of warm water. Mix it well to help it completely dissolve with water.
    Pizza – Soak the Yeast
    Pizza - Soak the Yeast 

  3. Now sieve the All-Purpose-Flour (Maida) in a big bowl. Add Salt, Oil and Yeast mixture in the flour.
    Mix yeast with Maida
    Mix yeast with Maida 

  4. For making a smooth dough, we need to add water gradually and keep kneading it continuously. It will take about 4-5 minutes of kneading to get a good smooth dough.
    Pizza – add water gradually to knead dough
    Pizza - add water gradually to knead dough 

  5. Dough is now ready, lets move on to fermentation.

Fermentation of Dough Prep Time - 1 Hour

  1. Take another bowl and add grease it with 1/2 Tbsp of Oil. Now add dough.
    Pizza dough ready for fermentation
    Pizza dough ready for fermentation 

  2. Roll it over once to make sure that the dough ball is covered with the greased Oil completely.
  3. Cover the lid of the bowl and keep it aside for 1 hour for fermentation under room temperature. You may have to keep it aside a bit longer if you are making in in winter season. The normal room temperature that we are talking about here is around 30° C (86° F).
    The rule of thumb is to increase the fermentation time proportionally if the temperature is below 30° C and reduce, if it is greater than 30°. The more hotter the place, the better it is for faster fermentation.
  4. This does not mean that you keep it on burning stove to achieve the F1 speed.

Rolling the Pizza Base Prep Time - 8 minutes

  1. After 1 hour, open the lid and you will see that the dough has doubled in volume. This means that fermentation (Called Khameer Uthna in Hindi) has happened.
    Fermented pizza dough
     

  2. We are targeting to make a medium size (about 9 Inch diameter) Pizza with 1/2 inch thickness. So, roll it in round shape with the help of a rolling pin.
    Roll pizza flat bread
    Roll pizza flat bread 

  3. Add 1/2 Tbsp of Oil in a baking dish and grease it completely. I assume that you already have round shaped baking dish.
    Place pizza flat bread in baking tray
    Place pizza flat bread in baking tray 

  4. We are using a Microwave with a convection mode. As a matter of fact, the Microwave with convection mode are good for baking as well.
  5. Once done rolling the Pizza, carefully place it into the greased baking dish.
  6. Mark Small cuts on the Pizza surface using a knife. This will help cheese melt and reach the inner part of the Pizza bread.
    Mark cuts on pizza surface
     

  7. The stage is set and the only part remaining is the decoration of our Pizza with toppings.
    Pre Heat microwave convection for Baking
    Pre Heat microwave convection for Baking 

  8. Before we start decorating, lets do some multi-tasking and put on the microwave on pre-heat to save time.
    Pre-heating is an important part of baking. It is done normally to bring the Microwave Oven to a pre-defined temperature even before we put anything to bake. This helps in getting the best results and bake the bread (any bread for the sake of understanding) at the right temperature throughout the baking time.
  9. We want to pre-heat it on 200° C (392° F). Most of the Microwave/Oven come with a pre-defined options for doing this activity. Ours is no different. We are only required to specify the temperature and then just press the pre-heat button.
  10. That's it and it beeps once it reaches the specified temperature. It takes about 5 minute to reach this temperature.

Decorating a Veg Pizza - Add toppings Prep Time - 2 minutes

  1. You should now have the Pizza topping ingredients ready with you.
    Pizza ingredients for Toppings
    Pizza ingredients for Toppings 

  2. This is not a difficult job at all. Anybody can do it with ease. The best part is that you just have to throw whatever you want on top of it and Pizza will never complain! Please note that there are two (2) ways of decorating the Pizza.
  3. One is to place vegetables first and then top it up with Cheese.
  4. Second is to place Cheese and then top it up with vegetables. Which one you choose is your choice. I personally like to go with the first option as it helps reduce the chances of veggies getting a burnt face (normally due to high temperature in the Oven).
  5. We will now work on the best part of the Pizza making (one of my favorite) i.e. Pizza Decoration. Spread the Tomato sauce all over the pizza base except corners (as shown in the image) with the help of a spoon.
    Sauce spread all over pizza surface
    Sauce spread all over pizza surface 

  6. Now, place the Tomato rings, Capsicum and Baby corn.
    Pizza toppings
    Pizza toppings 

  7. Sprinkle a pinch of Salt (approx. 1/4 Tsp or to taste) all over the Pizza.
  8. Grate the cheese all over the pizza.
    Add cheese on pizza
    Add cheese on pizza 

  9. We are using Mozzarella; You can use any like Cheddar or Parmesan or a mix of all. I have tried the one at Domino's which is a mix of ALL (Mozzarella, Parmesan and Cheddar) and it tastes really good. It is up to you how much you want to eat just drop in the quantity as per your liking.
  10. Pour 1/2 Tbsp of Oil all over the pizza topping. This is not recommended for the faint heart and the diet conscious super models. You can skip this step if you want.

Baking Pizza in Microwave Convection Oven Cook time - 20 minutes

  1. By this time, your Microwave/Oven should have reached the pre-heat 200° C stage. Wear the Microwave/Oven safe gloves and dig in the pizza in a pre-heated microwave.
    Bake pizza microwave convection
    Bake pizza microwave convection 

  2. Again, We are using our Microwave in convection mode (actually works like an oven).
  3. You would need to check your Microwave-convection manual to know more about how to activate the convection mode.
  4. Close the door of your Oven/Microwave and put it on 200° C (392° F) baking for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, Switch Off the Microwave/Oven and take out the Pizza. Remember to keep your Microwave safe gloves on. The hot Pizza is ready to serve.
    Pizza baked in microwave convection
    Pizza baked in microwave convection 

  6. Look at the delicious Mozzarella cheese flowing all through the Pizza. We are just not able to control myself to grab a piece of this. What are you waiting for? Just wear your baking hat and give yourself a treat.
  7. I hope that you will make it at home with fresh ingredients available at home. Keep watching and cooking.


 Storage and Serving Suggestions


  1. Pizza is served hot normally with Tomato Ketchup and Red Chili flakes (Dry Red chili crushed into small tiny pieces). You can also use Oregano seasoning to sprinkle on your piece of Pizza pie.
  2. You can refrigerate the Pizza for up-to 3-4 days and re-heat in an OVEN (or Microwave Oven) before serving again. You can also use standard Microwave for re-heating.
  3. Re-heating in standard microwave tends to soften the pizza base. So, we recommend that you should use a Microwave Oven, if you have it for re-heating. If you have no option other than standard microwave (no convection mode), then re-heat only for 1-2 minutes.
Would you like to accompany the Veggie pizza with molten lava cake just like the way you do it in Domino's?You can also try making a quick desi Indian style hack of a Pizza with no Oven required for baking!
  • Veen

    I followed ur recipe exactly. But when i baked the pizza the middle part was very raw and not cooked. This is my second try. What should i do ?

    • Did you poke the pizza base with knife equally all around including the center part?
      and second thing to check is that your device is running in ‘Microwave convection’ mode all the time during pizza baking.

      If you are using Oven, then second point can be ignored.

      • Veen

        Yes i did poke the pizza base throughout. And i used convection mode too. Should i bake the pizza base alone separately before adding the toppings ?

        • Then, you did everything right.
          Its not required to bake the pizza base separately. But, in your case, it might help to try and half bake the pizza base before adding toppings.

  • Priyanka

    This is by far the best blog I have come across. Very detailed with images and the video. Great going guys. I’m​ going my pizza turns out to be equally good!

    • Priyanka

      *I’m hoping my pizza turns out to be equally good!

      • It sure will. Do let us know if you face any issue and we will be glad to help.

  • Sathish Hs

    We have Baja 1706 in that how could I prepare pizza in low,medium,high ,and timings

  • Sathish Hs

    At what level we should bake pizza either low,medium,high.

  • avirup

    Hi !!
    i have a Godrej GMX20CA5MLZ 20ltr convection microwave oven. and i’m new at this baking thing..so the problem is that i can’t find the pre heat button (i dont know how to pre-heat). can you help me with this?

    • You should check your device manual. There may or may not be a dedicated pre-heat button.

    • Jagan Mangat

      Replying to 5 months old comment but anyways.
      Press the grill/combination or convection button,it will display the temp(choose the appropriate temp,keep on pressing the button until you reach the desires temp,acc to the post,you need 200°c). Turn the circular knob clockwise to select the time required to heat and press start(press the same knob once).

      • Thanks Jagan. We appreciate your help.

  • Wow..thats a good replacement. We are glad you liked it.

  • Asha Bhatia

    Wow.
    One of the best pizza recipies i have ever read. I will surely try this recipie. Just wanted to know one thing. Usually whenever i make pizza, i place my pizza on the turn table (given along with the microwave). Can i place the pizza directly on the glass plate?

    • Hi Asha,
      Yes, you can keep it on glass plate (turntable).

  • Sourav Biswas

    which mode i used only convection mode or convection & microvoen mode?

    • You can either convection only or micro+ convection mode.
      We have used convection only mode in above recipe.

      As per the device manufacturers, micro+convection mode is faster and better for baking.

  • Kumar

    Hi,

    Tried the recipe and I really loved it..Great recipe. However, I noticed that the bottom came out a little soft and soggy. Is there any way I can make it a bit crispy?? What am I missing here. Any help to point me in the right direction is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance and thumbs up for your great recipe.. You made my day.!! 🙂

    • Thanks Kumar for liking the recipe.
      You probably need to cook a little longer for the base to get crispy. It highly depends on the device’s capabilities sometimes.
      If you want, you can add a little bit of Oil at the bottom to let the dough use it for getting a bit of crispness.

      Let me know if this helps.

  • Harjeet singh

    I hv been through many sites and videos bt urs is one of the best explanation. Moreover by reading step by step it becomes more interesting. I hv convection micro bt never used (bit scared) bt now i make pizza tomorrow it self. Thnx and b blessed.

    • Thanks Harjeet for the recipe feedback. We appreciate and are glad that you liked it.

  • malathi palla

    HI Anil,

    I have Murphy Richards 30CGR Covection Microwave oven. It has Micro+Grill, Micro+convection and Grill+convection modes. There is no mode called convection. I am struggling to find out what is used for what.
    The user manual specifies how to use eac mode but what each mode is used for. http://www.morphyrichardsindia.com/download/manuals/MWO_30CGR_B6_Manual_FINAL.pdf

    Can you please suggest which mode should i use for making pizza?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Malathi

    • There is a CONVECTION Mode mentioned on Page 9 of the manual that you have shared.
      Use this mode to bake Pizza with our recipe.

      Let us know if you need more information.

      • malathi palla

        Thanks for a very quick reply. The manual mentions about convection mode but there is no such option available. May be they made the manual as a copy paste of some other model.
        Please look at page 7, those are the buttons/modes available. So i am puzzled 🙁

        Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.

        • Don’t worry. You can use the MICRO.+CONVECTION mode then. Use the recipe as mentioned above. No changes are needed.
          It is almost same as convection mode but with a slight better performance than only convection.

          We have explained the difference between only convection and micro + convection mode here:
          http://www.inhouserecipes.com/baking-in-microwave-oven/#mode

          Let us know if this answers your question.

          • malathi palla

            Thank you very much. I will try that 🙂

  • Jaya Rai

    Thanks a lot Anil…… I too think so……. Again I will make with another one and let you know….. I love the way you all describe the process……

    • You are welcome.
      Let us know if you need more information.

      • Jaya Rai

        Sure…. Thanks once again…

  • Jaya Rai

    Hello….. I made the pizza in the same way as it was shown… but my pizza was not fluffy… even my dough too was not fluffy…. I used dry active yeast and it was not expired…. though I kept the yeast in warm water before using it…. Can you please give me suggestions…

    • Hi Jaya,
      Did you keep the dough for fermentation for 1 hour? If yes, and it still did not fluff, then there is something wrong with the yeast.
      It should ferment and fluff as it is a natural process.

      The pizza (at the time of baking) would fluff better if the dough was fermented.

  • Syeda Fa Kazim

    helo i have dawlance DW-115C-HZ microwave oven.
    it have all baking option. i have its book. in which they have told ready bread and garnished and baked.
    but if i want to make my own fresh bread.
    how much temperature i need and also how much time?

    • Syeda Fa Kazim

      and also on which option? covection?

    • Hi Syeda,
      Here is the recipe for baking bread:
      http://www.inhouserecipes.com/honey-whole-wheat-bread-recipe/

      It has honey, which you can opt out, if you do not want it.

      • Syeda Fa Kazim

        thank u so much. kindly tell me one more thing
        if i ready my pizza dough then garnished it and thn i preheat my oven on 200c on convection mode thn after beep.on which i should bake my fresh pizza as u did?

        • You should put the pizza for baking after the pre-heat time i.e. you hear the beep.
          Most of the Microwave convection device these days have the option of pre-heating. When they are done pre-heating, they normally sound a beep to tell you that pre-heat has been done.

          if you have this feature, use it. else, just pre-heat for 5 minutes at desired temperature.

          While the pre-heating is going on, the microwave convection should be empty.

          This concept is same as you would pre-heat the ‘tawa’ before putting up chapati (roti) on it.

          Let me know if you need more information.

  • Sanket Jain

    I buy base from the market, and bake in OTG at about 100 for 10-12 minutes.
    Isn’t 200* very high temperature ?

    • You can certainly bake at 100 degree. As per our experiments with fresh pizza base, 200 degree has yielded good results.

      Don’t worry, 200 degree won’t burn the pizza.

  • Anurag Anand

    At 200 degrees and 20 minutes i got a completely burnt and charred pizza. I have an IFB convection.

    • Hi Anurag,
      I am sorry to hear that.

      The baking process and time to bake depends on lot of factors. If your Pizza has burned, you should reduce the time to bake to 16 minutes or so.
      As i always say, every device is different and their individual capacities differ with respect to their volume and age of device.

      Also, the timelines provided in the recipe are the ones which we have tested in our Microwave Convection device.

      Let us know if you need more information.

      • Anurag Anand

        Hi Anil. Thanks for replying. I have baked pizzas in my microwave earlier but haven’t done so for the past 4 years. I had kinda forgotten how much time it takes. So I quickly googled for information and bumped into your site. No problems with the burnt pizza. There’s always a next time. Guess I used a pizza stand which brings the pizza closer to the convection source. I think, in my case, 6 minutes should be good enough, with the stand of course.

        • Yes Anurag,
          Everybody knows their device better than others and that comes with experience.

          I can see that you really have that sense of timing and I think you will be able to bake it the best next time.

          Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your time and effort.

          It would certainly help others.

  • Ashish Kumar Jha

    hi mam .. i tried this pizza in my samsung convection mode .. and cooked for 20 min plus 2 mins grill .. but still the inner portion was wet and not crunchy .. even though it was cooked properly … i think this is due to sausage used .. so plz help .. and can we make it like they serve in dominos etc.. plz help..

    • Hi Ashish,
      I think the problem could be the utencil or the pan that you used to bake the Pizza. It is too thick or is made of glass at the center?
      As per our experience, if you use too thick utencil or glass based pan, it tends to keep the heat away from the center i.e. the amount of heat required to bake the center and lower portion of Pizza, does not reach there due to thickness.

      Also, as you have already mentioned, it could also be the sausage. You are saying that inner portion was wet, so I think the Sausage quantity could have been more than actually required.

      I would suggest to just try with lesser quantity of sausage and some other pan with less thick base. The one we have used in the above recipe is basically for baking cakes. Its thickness is about 1/4 centimeter.

      And off-course, you can make Pizza just like Dominoz…The one we have in the pictures was pretty similar to Dominoz…..
      As a matter of fact, Maahi also is a big fan of Dominos Pizza…

      • Jayanth Kumar A K

        Where are sausages used in this recipe again?

        • Sorry for a delayed response. The nested comments are some times difficult to track.

          Coming to your question, you can add any sausages of your choice while decorating the pizza. We have primarily just used tomato ketchup in this recipe. Some people add Marinara Sauce or others as per their taste.

      • Smita

        After rolling out pizza bake it for 10 min.then remove it and add toppings and cheese over it.then again bake for 10 more min.this will prevent ur pizza base getting soggy.

  • siddka

    hi maahi, i have convectional mode oven, can i use any baking dish while backing or i have to or glass dish as we use for warming food?

    • Hi Siddka,

      First of all sorry for the late reply and thanks for watching us.

      By saying Convection mode Oven you mean Microwave which has convection mode?

      There are two things which we need to consider while baking:
      – In Oven
      Dish should be Oven safe as well as Baking safe.

      – In Microwave with convection
      Dish should be Microwave safe as well as baking safe.

      Oven and microwave baking dishes material is different. You can use stainless steel while baking in Oven but steel does not go with Microwave convection.

      So please be careful while choosing a dish for baking. If you are going to buy any baking dish then look for microwave safe and baking safe label on the dish.

      Hope this information is useful for you.
      Thanks again

  • Coolkrishna78

    tooo gud i’ll try thanku so much    :kd

    • Thanks a lot

      • Preetha

        Hi Ji,

        In oven i used microwave with convention mode & done as per your describe but my base is so hard to bite but toppings was came out well…please give me a tip to rectify this….note:even I tired with ready base as well but i faced the same issue..

        • There could be various reasons:
          1. The Pizza dough is a bit hard (i mean the kneading dough is too thick). Try to make it a bit softer by adding just a little more oil or water.
          2. The microwave is pushing more heat at the bottom. Does the bottom gets burnt (more on the black side?) or it is over-cooked and that’s the reason it feels hard?
          In this case, what tray is it inside the microwave? Is it made of glass? Are you keeping it directly on the glass turntable inside the microwave? if yes, then try using a microwave safe plate (to keep the pizza) and then keep it on Glass turntable. That way, the heat at the bottom would be divided.

          Let me know if you need more information.

          • Preetha

            Thank u so much Anil for your reply,pizza bottom portion is not burned black it was white in color,only the top portion cooked very soft, I used thin steel pizza plate given by oven company,as u said let me

            try by transferring to glass plat

            • Sure, let me know if it works. If possible, do share the picture and we will try to help you.

              • Preetha

                Hi Anil,

                Pizza came out very well thanks for ur comments also I used above friends comments as well ,once pre heat is done i made some scratch at the back portion & greased with butter & placed in oven for 5min(conventional mode) then usual method done on top portion..pizza came out very soft & yummy,the below pic is my pizza outcome..

                • That’s really awesome. Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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