Limited in the Kitchenette? Think Again – The Microwave

It is one of the most essential tools in a college dorm. Got some leftovers? Heat it up. Forgot the water boiler at home? No problem. What about Hot Pockets? Pizza rolls? That’s what it’s made for. We generally use the microwave to prepare quick, easy meals and to just heat up what we already have on hand. But what about using the microwave to cook? And I mean cook in the same sense as how you would use the stove or an oven. Now wouldn’t that be great? – Especially if you live in the dorm. Today I will be providing you with 2 simple recipes you can easily make using a microwave alone. Have fun and good eats!

Quiche Recipe – Need a quick and filling breakfast to start the day? How about this?


First you’ll need:

  • A microwavable mug (preferably more deep than wide)
  • A fork
  • A microwave


  • 1 Large egg
  • Milk or Half and half
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Melted Butter
  • Bread
  • Fresh herbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cheese
  • Any additional ingredients
    • Ham
    • Salami
    • Spinach
    • Mushrooms

Let’s start!

  1. Cut grape tomatoes in half
  2. Tear up bread into dime-sized pieces
  3. Crack egg into microwaveable mug. Add milk, melted butter, salt and pepper
  4. Whisk with fork
  5. Add tomatoes, cheese and any other additional ingredients
  6. Microwave on high for 1 minute
  7. Add fresh herbs on top
  8. Serve immediately

Meatloaf in a Mug – Feeling hungry but not up for the kitchen work? Give this a try!

Meat Loaf in a Mug Recipe

You’re going to need:

  • A small bowl
  • Microwave safe mug or custard cup
  • Cooking spray


  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp preferred soup/seasoning mix
  • ¼ lb lean ground beef

Let’s start!

  1. Combine milk, ketchup, bread crumbs and soup mix in the bowl before adding beef
  2. Mix well but do not overwork the meat
  3. Spray microwave safe mug with cooking spray
  4. Transfer meat into mug
  5. Cover with paper towel and microwave on high for 3 minutes
    1. Or until meat is no longer pink and thermometer reads 160°
  6. Let meat rest for 3 minutes
  7. Serve with additional ketchup and a salad or rice


1-minute Microwave Quiche in a Mug | Full-thyme Student. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Meat Loaf in a Mug Recipe | Taste of Home. (n.d.). Retrieved from


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