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Mug recipes for your dorm


Check out these quick, easy and cheap recipes for those days when the Dining Center just seems too far away.

By Anna Saholt 

Are you tired of watered-down ramen noodles and burnt microwavable popcorn? Say no more! There are plenty of simple and delicious recipes you can make right in your dorm room. All you need is your favorite microwavable mug, a microwave, a few ingredients and the patience to wait a few minutes. 


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Instead of eating that old Pop-Tart or granola bar, make yourself a nice, hearty breakfast. 

One easy recipe is some good old-fashioned scrambled eggs. The ingredients you will need are eggs, milk, canola oil, shredded cheese (optional) and bacon bits (optional). First, grab your favorite microwavable mug. Then, spray the mug with canola oil spray. Next, crack two eggs, then add two tablespoons of shredded cheese. Then, add a sprinkle of bacon bits. Lastly, add one tablespoon of milk. Mix the ingredients together with a fork. Set the mug in the microwave and put on high for two minutes. Now you can enjoy a nutritious breakfast!

Not a fan of eggs? No worries, there is another option for your morning breakfast! If you want more of a sweet breakfast, you can always have pancakes. You’ll need water, pancake mix, butter and syrup (optional). In a mug, add ½ tablespoons of melted butter, ⅓ cup of pancake mix and three tablespoons of water. Stir the ingredients together and put it in the microwave between 1 ½ minutes and three minutes. Finally, top off the pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup. Now you have a sweet and simple breakfast made in less than five minutes!

These quick and tasty breakfast recipes will help you in your morning when you are running late to class. Now you won’t be starving in your first lecture. 

Lunch & Dinner

There are also recipes for lunch and dinner, especially for the cold, negative-temperature winters when you don’t want to leave your nice and cozy dorm room.

The first recipe is good ol’ mac and cheese. You’ll need macaroni noodles, water, milk and shredded cheese. Using a microwavable mug, add ⅓ cup of macaroni and ½ cup of water. Put the mug in the microwave on high for two minutes. Next, stir the macaroni and water in the mug, and set the mug back in the microwave for one minute. Repeat by stirring the mug and placing it back in the microwave for one minute. Now, add ¼ cup of milk and ½ cup of shredded cheese and stir the ingredients together. Put the mug back in the microwave for thirty seconds. Finally, you are finished and ready to eat your mac and cheese.

Want another option? There is also a delicious pizza mug recipe! This recipe includes refrigerated biscuits, canola oil, spaghetti sauce, pepperoni and shredded mozzarella. First spray the mug with canola oil, then set the refrigerated biscuit at the bottom of the mug and microwave for thirty seconds. Add two to three tablespoons of spaghetti sauce, three tablespoons of mozzarella cheese and a few pepperoni slices. Put the mug in the microwave for one minute and you’re done!

These easy and tasteful recipes will help you toward living a healthier lifestyle and make more time throughout your day to focus on your education. Tasty meals are only a few minutes away and fit perfectly in your favorite mug.

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