Food Microwaved in a Mug

What is the new fascination with food you can make in a coffee mug in the microwave? I see recipes all over Pinterest about it. Is it because it’s quick and easy? Or convenient? I’ve tried a couple of these recipes and will give you my reviews as we go.

Macaroni & Cheese


The recipe says to microwave 1/3 cup water with 1/2 cup pasta stirring every 2 minutes until the water is absorbed. It then says to add milk and cheese and microwave for an additional couple of minutes until the cheese is melted.

As a mac and cheese lover, I had to try this one out. I found that it took quite a while, probably close to 10-15 minutes, for the pasta to absorb all of the water and even after it had, the pasta was still too tough for my liking. In my humble opinion, it’s worth the time to make a box of mac and cheese on the stove or microwave a frozen variety.

Chocolate Cake


This recipe has a handful of ingredients, but is easy to follow. It has you mix all of the necessary ingredients in a mug and microwave for 3-5 minutes. The variation in microwave time depends on the consistency of cake you prefer.

I loved this recipe! It is quick and easy and perfect for an individual sweet treat.

Scrambled Eggs


This is one microwave recipe I have made numerous times through my life. The recipe here gives you instructions and a video to watch. I typically break 2 eggs in a bowl, add a little milk or water, and microwave for a few minutes stirring occasionally. I then add a sprinkle of shredded cheese and black pepper for taste.

It is an easy, quick, and yummy breakfast during the week. I love eggs and they are resilient to different cooking methods. I think you’ll like this one.

I’ve seen a handful of other microwave mug meals as well:

I may at some point try a couple of these. I’m not sure about the meatloaf, but who knows… Maybe it will surprise me!


  • What have you tried to “cook” vs “re-heat” in the microwave? Was it successful?

One thought on “Food Microwaved in a Mug

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out on the cheesecake! Living in the Denver area as we do, there’s just something so self-hugging about warm sustenance in a ceramic mug (especially when they’re not just Spaghettios…but even sometimes when they are…).

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