Dorm room cooking: 5-10 minute mug meals

Here are five quick, easy, and affordable microwavable mug recipes to make in your dorm this semester. don’t forget to cover your mug to reduce overflow.

1. Microwavable Mac and Cheese in a Mug
For this yummy treat, you need 1/3 cups of pasta, 1/4 cups of water, two tablespoons of milk and 3/4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
Combine the water and pasta in a large mug and microwave on high for two minutes.
Repeat this process twice, stirring between two-minute intervals.
Remove your mug from the microwave and stir in milk and cheese.
Microwave the pasta for one minute and enjoy your treat. (recipe courtesy of, Kelsey Banfield)

2. French Toast in a Mug
Every lazy Saturday morning needs a classy brunch to set the mood for endless hours of mindless cartoon watching.
For this tasty treat, you need 1 1/2 to two slices of bread, one egg, three tablespoons milk and a dash of cinnamon.
Tear the bread into small pieces and place them in your mug.
Combine the egg, milk and cinnamon in a separate mug or small bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the mug with bread and press the bread down with a fork so it can absorb the liquid. Microwave for one minute or until fully cooked.
Remove your mug from the microwave and enjoy your brunch. (recipe courtesy of

3. Omelet in a Mug
For this tasty breakfast on the go you need two eggs, one tablespoon of milk and your favorite omelet toppings.
Crack the eggs into your mug and add milk. Combine the milk and eggs by beating them together with a fork and microwave them for one minute.
Add your favorite omelet toppings and microwave for 30 to 60 seconds.
Remove your mug from the microwave and enjoy a tasty breakfast while you head to class. (recipe courtesy of

4. Broccoli, Rice, and Cheese Casserole in a Mug
This simple recipe requires two broccoli florets, five tablespoons rice, 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, a pinch of salt, four tablespoons of grated cheddar cheese, three tablespoons of milk and 2/3 cups of water.
Combine the rice, broccoli, and water in a mug and microwave for four minutes.
When the rice is fully cooked, add cornstarch, milk, grated cheese and a pinch of salt.
Place the mug back in the microwave and heat for one minute and 30 seconds.
Remove the mug from the microwave and enjoy your personal casserole. (recipe courtesy of

5. Brownie in a Mug
Every great meal needs a great dessert, and this delicious brownie recipe is the perfect ending to any Friday night meal with friends.
To make this fun dessert, you need 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, two tablespoons unsalted butter (melted), 1/4 cup milk and chocolate chips.
Combine all-purpose flour, light brown sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder in a mug.
Stir the mixture with a fork until smooth. In a separate mug or small bowl, melt the butter.
Combine the cocoa powder mixture, butter, and milk and microwave for one minute.
Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals until there is no liquid left at the top of the mug.
Remove your mug from the microwave and arrange chocolate chips on top.
Enjoy your tasty, chocolatey dessert. (recipe courtesy of

Author: Bri Bullion

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