10 Recipes You Can Make In A Mug In Under 10 Minutes

Sometimes, the last thing you feel like doing after a long day is coming home and cooking. Every so often, 30-minute meals aren’t even worth the hassle because who wants to wait a half hour to chow down?

Well, the good news is that you can make single meal dinners with just a mug and a microwave (plus a few extra ingredients, of course).

These 10 meals can be prepared in under 10 minutes, and won’t make you feel like you’re missing out on a quality meal.

The next time you’d rather just order Chinese take-out instead of cook for yourself, why don’t you try one of these quick and easy options instead? I promise, you won’t regret it!



1. Mac ‘N Cheese

Adding some water, noodles and cheese to your mug will bring you cheesy goodness in a matter of minutes. Follow this recipe to have delicious Mac ‘N Cheese in no time!

Kirbie's Cravings

2. Quiche

You can add whatever you like to this recipe, and it will surely taste wonderful. Eggs, ham, and scallions cooked into a quiche right in my microwave? I like the sound of that.

STL Today

3. Burgers

Cook yourself up a burger without ever having to fire up the grill. In just a few minutes you can have yourself a bacon cheeseburger with none of the hassle.

Jackie Alpers

4. Burrito

Use beans, chicken, corn or whatever you normally put inside your burrito, then roll it up and put it in a mug and cook it in the microwave, Yep, it’s that easy.

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5. Meatloaf

With just a few ingredients, you can have comfort food in your mug at dinnertime. Use this recipe to make yourself meatloaf that tastes like you spent a lot of time making it, without all of the time.

Taste Of Home

6. Chilaquiles

These are basically nachos in a mug, enough said. Get the recipe.

Bill Hogan

7. Spaghetti

Want dinner for two quick, fast and in a hurry? This recipe for sausage and cheese spaghetti should do just the trick.

Lady And Pups

8. Mexican Street Corn

Make a mug-sized side dish of Mexican Street Corn with just a few ingredients because you can never go wrong with a little corn and cheese.

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Little Inspiration

9. Tomato Soup

Because sometimes nothing is better than a tomato and cheese combo, you know?

Smitten Kitchen

10. Chicken Pot Pie

So much warmth and comfort packed into such a tiny mug. You’re definitely going to want to try out this Chicken Pot Pie recipe for dinnertime if you need a little after work pick-me-up.

Dance on Flour

I hope you have a spare mug handy! Your quick, easy dinner awaits.

[h/t: brit.co]