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8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Mug meals are the best easy meal for al college students. All you need is access to these simple ingredients, and of course, a microwaveable mug which could be as simple as the one you use for coffee. Here are some options to make for a fast breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or midnight snack!

First things first, make sure you have a clean mug, preferably a bigger one that will be able to fit all the goods. Now let’s look at a few recipes! 

Breakfast

Here are a few great mug meals you can make for breakfast.

Ham and Cheese Omelet

Here’s what else you will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • Cheese (any kind you like)
  • 1 slice of thick-cut ham
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of oil (it’ll keep the egg from sticking)

Directions:

  1. Start by whisking the eggs and milk together thoroughly until smooth. Cut the ham into small cubes or small slices if that’s how you prefer then add the oil, ham, and cheese. Mix until the cheese and ham have separated throughout. Note – the cheese and ham will try and sink to the bottom so get it in the microwave quickly!
  2. Cook the omelet in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes on high. Enjoy!
  3. Note – everyone’s microwaves work differently so make sure to check to see if the egg is cooked all the way through before getting started on it so you are not surprised if it’s not completely done. You can use a fork around the edges of the omelet and tilt the cup to the side to see if it’s still runny.

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Here’s what you will need:

  • 3 tbsp of pancake mix
  • 1 tbsp of milk (or water if that’s what the mix calls for)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together well, adding more milk (or water) or pancake mix as needed to the desired thickness. Now here you can coat the mug with a little butter, maybe oil if you like so the pancake doesn’t stick to the mug.
  2. Timing and microwaves vary but start with 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds to start.
  3. Top with honey, syrup, whipped cream, or strawberries! It’s your recipe, go with what you want! Then, enjoy it!
  4. To make sure the pancake is cooked stick your fork in to see if it comes out clean then you’re ready to go!
  5. Note – If you’re vegan the suggested wet ingredient is water in place of milk and instead of chocolate chips maybe blueberries or just plain if you like! 

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Lunch and Dinner:

Here are a few great mug meals you can make for either lunch or dinner!

Cheddar and Bacon Mac & Cheese

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1/3 cup macaroni noodles
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Add salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp of milk (for each recipe, and depending on mug size )
  • 4 tbsp of cheese (whichever kind you like)

Directions:

  1. Microwave the Macaroni noodles for about 3 minutes to 3 minutes to 3 minutes 30 seconds, until noodles are cooked. Make sure to dump out any remaining pasta water.
  2. After the pasta is cooked, add the milk, salt, cheese, crispy cooked bacon (or however you like it), and mix well put in microwave for another minute or until cheese is melted.

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Jack and Onion with Mushrooms Mac & Cheese

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1/3 cup macaroni noodles
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Add salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp of milk (for each recipe, and depending on mug size )
  • 4 tbsp of cheese (whichever kind you like)

Directions:

  1. Microwave the Macaroni noodles for about 3 minutes to 3 minutes to 3 minutes 30 seconds, until noodles are cooked. Make sure to dump out any remaining pasta water.
  2. Chop and sautee some mushrooms and white onions (the amount can change based on your mug size or personal preference) in about 1 tbsp of butter until clear.
  3. Add the milk, salt, (maybe a little pepper to cut out the saltiness), add the sauteed mixture, and the jack cheese into the mug with the cooked Macaroni noodles and stir until mixed. Place back in the microwave for another minute or until cheese is melted. 

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Pepperoni Biscuit Pizza

Here’s what you will need: 

  • Premade biscuit dough – 1 biscuit
  • You’re favorite pizza sauce
  • 4 tbsp mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • Pepperoni slices 

Directions:

  1. First, bake the biscuit as directed, placing it at the bottom of the mug. You might have to cut it in half depending on your mug size.
  2. Sprinkle some of the cheese and lay a spoonful of pizza sauce then some more cheese then pepperoni.
  3. If there’s space you could do another layer of sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Sprinkle dry oregano on the top of your pizza.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds until cheese is melted all the way. And enjoy!

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Dessert:

Here are a few sweet treats you can make for dessert or a quick snack!

Chocolate Cake

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Here’s what you will need:

  • 6 tablespoons of chocolate cake mix
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 2 tbsp of oil

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients first, then add the liquid and mix until smooth. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds depending on how cooked you like your cake and enjoy!

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Angel Food Cake With Strawberries

Here’s what you will need:

  • 3-4 tbsp of angel food cake mix
  • 1-2 tbsp of water
  • 2 to 3 large strawberries

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients well, know that with angel food cake the measurements are dependent on your preference.
  2. Cook in the microwave for about a minute.
  3. Thinly slice the strawberries for garnish and enjoy!

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Beverages 

As college students we all have tests we stay up late studying for or papers we’re trying to finish at the last minute. Yes, I have done this too. So my 8th and final recipe for you is of course caffeine!

Coffee

Here’s what you will need:

  • 4 tbsp of  your favorite coffee, ground
  • 6 cups of water

Directions:

  1. Press start on the coffee pot. Place coffee mug next to the pot for an instantaneous pour.
  2. Heat up in the microwave for 1 minute if it gets cold.
  3. Most importantly, enjoy!

8 Mug Meals Any College Student Can Make In A Microwave

Get creative with it and have fun! Let us know in the comments below which recipes you want to try!

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