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    Updated on May 14, 2020. Posted on Sep 6, 2018

    15 Mini Meals You Can Cook In A Mug

    All you need is a mug and a microwave.

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    When you're pressed for time, a mug recipe is the perfect thing to satisfy hunger pangs and give you a little pick-me-up.

    They also feature easy clean up and few ingredients. And just because your meal is made in a mug, that doesn't mean it has to be bland or boring. From egg fried rice to chocolate chip cookies, we compiled 15 of the most simple yet delicious mini dishes you'll want to make over and over.

    1. Egg Fried Rice

    Since chopping up vegetables can be cumbersome, buy pre-cut bags of red cabbage slaw, shaved carrots, and frozen peas. And feel free to add other toppings like bacon bits or sesame seeds for even more flavor and texture. Recipe here.

    2. Flourless Nutella Cake

    Moist, fluffy, and decadent, this one's a treat you can nuke up to celebrate the end of your first week of classes. Consisting of just three ingredients, it's also one of the simplest recipes on this list. Recipe here.

    3. Pepperoni Pizza

    Made with a biscuit base, this mug recipe will arguably taste even more delicious than your usual delivery pizza. Recipe here.

    4. Blueberry Muffin

    Here's a warm, sweet muffin to help you jumpstart your mornings, made using ingredients you can pick up at any grocery store and keep in your mini fridge. Recipe here.

    5. Tomato, Basil, and Parmesan Omelette

    You can whip up this cheesy, protein-rich omelette on even your busiest mornings. Throw in some spinach or pre-sliced mushrooms to make it even more nourishing. Recipe here.

    6. Macaroni and Cheese

    Since elbow macaroni and are such tiny, delicate pieces of pasta, they'll cook in less than four minutes in just your microwave. Just remember to pause the microwave at least two or three times to stir the pasta. Recipe here.

    7. Snickerdoodle Cake

    And if you want to simplify the recipe even further, replace the flour, baking power, and sugar with a simple cake mix. The texture might come out a little differently, but the sweet flavor will be all the same. Recipe here.

    8. Egg, Mushroom, and Ham Cup

    Eggs, sandwich meat, and sliced mushrooms come together in this filling breakfast recipe. Recipe here.

    9. Creamy Loaded Potato soup

    Perfect for those stressful nights when all you want is comfort food in a mug. Recipe here.

    10. Peanut Butter Brownie

    When the cafeteria desserts won't cut it, or when you have a late night craving, here's a gooey chocolatey option that everyone will love. Recipe here.

    11. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    And if you want something a little heartier, try this cheesy number you can make for yourself and a friend on your next lazy weeknight in. Recipe here.

    12. Spinach Ricotta Lasagna

    Who knew lasagna sheets could be re-fit for a cup? Once you learn how to make this Italian dish in a mug, you honestly won't ever want to make it in a pan again. Recipe here.

    13. Thai Noodle Soup

    If you don't have a grater, feel free to chop the garlic and ginger in the first step of this recipe into super fine pieces. Recipe here.

    14. Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Sure, you may scoff at the idea of buying a large bag of flour to make one mug cookie, but once you get try this recipe out, you'll be going through that bag in no time. Recipe here.

    15. Pumpkin Spice Cake

    If you're not eating pumpkin spice-flavored dessert, is it even fall semester? Pair with a Pumpkin Spice Latte for best results. Recipe here.