Lifestyles Center Blog


We all love pizza, there is no denying it. However, pizza can get old quick. One way to get healthier and stay on budget is to try making your favorite take-out foods at home. In a dorm room, or even in a crappy college house where you only own ⅙ of a fridge, it is tough to keep ingredients to make gourmet food. So, instead of letting yeasty dough rise while you’re in class, you can use this super simple personal pizza recipe.


½ Of A Bagel (Whole Wheat/ Multigrain Is Best) (DH)

1 Teaspoon Of Olive Oil (Optional)

1 Pinch of Garlic Powder Or Salt (DH)

1 Tablespoon of Your Favorite Pizza Sauce (Canned Or To Make Sauce, Add Italian Herbs To Plain Tomato Sauce)

⅛ Cup or Desired Amount of Mozzarella Cheese (Shredded Or Fresh) (DH)

1 Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes (Optional/Spicey)


Add Your Favorite Toppings!

Mine Include: Olives, Peppers, Fresh Tomatoes, Spinach, Broccoli, Etc. (DH)



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle garlic salt over bagel halves.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon (more or less) on each.
  4. Place cheese evenly on bagels.
  5. Sprinkle red pepper flakes (if desired).
  6. Add your toppings!
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Cool and serve.

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Researched by Sarah Pasquarelli, Peer Educator

Photo Cred: Pizza