Easy and Yummy Mug Recipes For Lazy Cooks

Fact of life: we need to eat. But sometimes, a kitchen just isn’t possible: either you have zero cooking skills, you’re at a dorm or an office, or simply have no time to slave over a hot stove. But no worries, we have got you covered throughout the day, with easy and yummy recipes: from breakfast to dinner, and dessert too! All you need is a microwave and a trusty (and microwave-safe!) mug. Links to the recipes are in the titles.


2-Minute Scrambled Eggs

mug recipe scrambled eggs
This 2-minute scrambled eggs in a mug recipe is perfect for those in a pinch: whether you’ve only got a few minutes till your next class, or you’re squeezing in a quick break at work.

Recipe: Where The Cookies Are

French Toast in a Mug

mug french toast

This quicker version of the usual french toast is just as flavorful as the original, and twice as fun to eat.

Recipe: Lazy Ass Meals

Oatmeal in a Mug

mug oatmeal

Having oatmeal in the morning is a good idea — it’s high in fiber, and makes you feel fuller for longer.

Recipe: Food Whine


Burrito Mug

mug burrito

This recipe from Urban Outfitters provides us a hip and tasty savory mug recipe perfect for the middle of the day.

Recipe: Urban Outfitters

Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

mug egg fried rice

The blog Healthy Nibbles and Bits provides this quick rice dish that is easy and actually healthy! It’s like sinangag sans the oil.

Recipe: Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Mug Potato Soup

mug potato soup

Warm and yummy, this potato soup will fill you up until dinner time.

Recipe: Bigger Bolder Baking


Microwave Cheese and Sausage Spaghetti in a Mug

mug spaghetti

What’s great about pasta is it’s so effortlessly fancy. Even when it’s dumped together in a mug, it still has that crazy yet cool mess about it. What’s not to love about sausage and lotsa cheese?

Recipe: Lady and Pups

Microwave Mug Pizza

mug pizza

It’s pizza in a mug. What else is there to say?

Recipe: Bigger Bolder Baking

Chicken Pot Pie in a Mug

mug chicken pie

This classic filling dish is a great way to use some cooked chicken if you already have some left over, presented neatly in this mug.

Recipe: Bigger Bolder Baking

Dessert or Snacks

The possibility with mug desserts are endless, but here are just some of our favorites!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

mug chocolate peanut butter mug cake

Who knew that something so decadent could be made so easily?

Recipe: Yammie’s Noshery

Nutella Mug Cake

mug nutella cake

We want Nutella! Here’s another effortlessly creative way to have more of this guilty pleasure.

Recipe: Lazy Ass Meals

Strawberry Mug Pie

mug strawberry pie

You get the look and flavor of a pie, without the hassle.

Recipe: How Sweet Eats

Bonus: Microwave Funfetti Cupcake (Gluten-free, vegan)

mug funfetti cake

Funfetti is always, well, fun, and perfect for making any mood festive. The recipe calls for a baking pan, but who says you can’t make this in a mug and chuck it in a microwave oven?

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Katie
Top photo credit: Where The Cookies Are

Any favorites on this list? Tag a busy (or lazy!) person who needs this!


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