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12 Mug Recipes Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

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1. Spinach Ricotta Lasagna

Fresh veggies, melty cheese, rich tomato sauce — it's a true gourmet delight in a mug! Recipe here.
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Fresh veggies, melty cheese, rich tomato sauce — it's a true gourmet delight in a mug! Recipe here.

2. Spiced Lentils With Yogurts, Almonds, and Mint

This hearty, healthy dish is jam-packed with protein and a winning combo of big flavors. Recipe here.
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This hearty, healthy dish is jam-packed with protein and a winning combo of big flavors. Recipe here.

3. Spicy Pumpkin Curry Chowder

Nothing like a satisfying mug of soup when you're stuck studying in your dorm on a cold winter night. And this spicy curry chowder isn't just ANY soup. Recipe here.
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Nothing like a satisfying mug of soup when you're stuck studying in your dorm on a cold winter night. And this spicy curry chowder isn't just ANY soup. Recipe here.

4. One-Minute Microwave Quiche

Breakfast, anyone? This fluffy egg and veggie dish features torn bread that acts like the crust on a regular quiche. #winning. Recipe here.
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Breakfast, anyone? This fluffy egg and veggie dish features torn bread that acts like the crust on a regular quiche. #winning. Recipe here.

5. Pizza Mug Cake

Who needs takeout when you can whip up this cute lil' pepperoni pizza cake? Recipe here.
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Who needs takeout when you can whip up this cute lil' pepperoni pizza cake? Recipe here.

6. Macaroni and Cheese

Mac 'n' cheese is a college staple, and this version only requires THREE ingredients for cheesy, creamy microwave heaven. Recipe here.
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Mac 'n' cheese is a college staple, and this version only requires THREE ingredients for cheesy, creamy microwave heaven. Recipe here.

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7. “The One” Chocolate Mug Cake

Rich chocolate and ooey-gooey peanut butter will make those late-night study sessions WAY more palatable. Recipe here.
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Rich chocolate and ooey-gooey peanut butter will make those late-night study sessions WAY more palatable. Recipe here.

8. Blueberry Mug Muffin

Miss waking up to Mom's fresh-baked blueberry muffins? These sweet little treats will become your new fave. Recipe here.
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Miss waking up to Mom's fresh-baked blueberry muffins? These sweet little treats will become your new fave. Recipe here.

9. Coffee Cake Mug Cake

A quick breakfast before class, a late-afternoon study snack, or an impromptu dessert — you name it, this cinnamon-y delight will more than do the trick. Recipe here.
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A quick breakfast before class, a late-afternoon study snack, or an impromptu dessert — you name it, this cinnamon-y delight will more than do the trick. Recipe here.

10. Peach Cobbler Mug Cake

Whip up this light and fruity dessert when that dining hall pie just isn't cutting it. Don't forget the ice cream on top! Recipe here.
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Whip up this light and fruity dessert when that dining hall pie just isn't cutting it. Don't forget the ice cream on top! Recipe here.

11. Pumpkin Mug Pie With Toffee and Caramel

Once the scent of this spiced mug pie starts emanating from your dorm room, you may have some new friends stopping by. Dessert party, all the way! Recipe here.
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Once the scent of this spiced mug pie starts emanating from your dorm room, you may have some new friends stopping by. Dessert party, all the way! Recipe here.

12. Banana French Toast

The classic brunch dilemma: sweet or savory? This easy-peasy French toast will totally sway you to the former! Recipe here.
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The classic brunch dilemma: sweet or savory? This easy-peasy French toast will totally sway you to the former! Recipe here.

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