Fast and Easy Microwave Mug Recipes

When it comes to modern mamahood, the microwave has been a lifesaver when it comes to warming up leftovers (or let's be real, busy weeknight mac-n-cheese).

Since apparently there is a "national day" for everything, December 6th is National Microwave Oven Day, and we want you to be prepared, because it's kind of life-changing what you can actually whip-up in a microwave. So, we're celebrating with our favorite, easy microwave recipes perfect for busy weeknights! While we're most definitely advocates for fresh, whole foods and cooking, we all know the microwave is a lifesaver, whether you're a stay-at-home-mom or working mama. So, we hope you find some comfort in cooking these comfort-foods-turned-mug-dishes that can help make your busy, hectic life as a parent a little easier.

So, sweet Mama, meet a few of our fav mug recipes below:

Mug Recipes


This 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake by Kitchen Treaty is what dreams are made of. Get the recipe here from Kitchen Treaty's blog.


I personally LOVE Thai food, because it can be super allergy and auto-immune friendly since you can almost always make dishes gluten and dairy-free. So, meet this gem of a mug dish: Thai Green Curry in a Mug! Bigger Bolder Baking is a goddess when it comes to mug recipes, so find this recipe (and her amazing blog) here.


Healthy Chinese food you can make in a mug!? Say it 'aint so! Currently crushing on this Healthy Egg Fried Rice in a Mug by Healthy Nibbles. Find the recipe here.

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Pizza lovers rejoice (and how cute is this for a toddler?!) Find this 2-Minute Pizza in a Mug recipe by Get in My Belly here.


Is there anything like a homemade cinnamon roll on a lazy Sunday morning?! Well, with this Paleo Cinnamon Roll in a Mug by The Iron You, you can now make a healthy version nearly anytime, without all the kneading and rolling.


Homemade Lasagna in a Mug (Seriously...) I don't know how this is a thing, but it is, and my mind is totally blown. Check out this legit recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking here.


I don't know about you, but I still have yet to master the art of flipping an omelet so it's actually an omelet and not a scramble. You feel me?! Then don't worry, our lack of skills can be redeemed by this2 Minute Omelet in a Mug by Dashing Dish. Find the recipe here.


If there's one meal that never goes out of style (or season), it's Ramen. And this Microwave Homemade Mug Ramen recipe (for reals) is pretty AND pretty easy. Find the recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking here.

Have any favorite mug recipes we left out? What are they?

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