College Favorite: Make Your Own Pizza

The most simple and delicious food a college student can make usually is put right in the microwave and most likely a TV dinner or pre-made. Well, college students should shy away from the already prepared microwave dinners and try making something cheap and potentially nutritious. If you have an oven or access to one in college, I think pizza can be your go to dinner this week! (And I'm not talking about delivery!)

The great thing about making your own pizza is that you are in charge of the ingredients and the amount. AND the cost to make a pizza at home is 1/2 the amount you would spend on delivery! 

So for this post I wanted to emphasize how simple and easy it is to create your own pizza in college. You can make your own creation as healthy (or unhealthy) as you would like!

Need a little help getting started? Try my Zucchini and Basil pizza and enjoy your veggies for the night! 

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Zucchini and Basil Pizza


  • 1 (1 lb.) whole wheat pizza dough (ready to make pizza dough)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced thin 
  • 1/2 cup basil, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons oregano, dry
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Remove dough ball from refrigerator and let stand for 20 minutes.
  3. Working on a floured surface and using your fingers (or rolling pin), press and stretch dough ball out to a 10-inch round. Transfer dough to a lightly floured pizza peel or large greased or floured baking sheet.  
  4. Spread pizza sauce onto dough, making sure to leave a 1-inch border around edge. Top with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, zucchini and cut basil. Sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toppings are bubbly and crust is charred. Cut into 8

Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be