36 Easy Microwave Recipes for College Students - Simply Life By Bri (2024)

When you are low on equipment and (let’s me honest…) money, microwave recipes for college students are exactly what you need to still eat some healthy meals!

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When cooking in college, you want few ingredients, quick recipes, and as little appliances as possible. In other words, as simple as you can possibly get. Whether you are in an apartment or a dorm, a microwave is the easiest thing you can use to make quick meals. Microwave recipes for college students are easy, quick, and beginner proof!

With these 36 easy microwave recipes, you can cook yourself something delicious for every meal of the day!

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Breakfast

Eggs

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Eggs are one of the easiest microwave recipes for college students, especially if you need something quick! With an apartment, eggs are a staple in any kitchen. Even in a dorm room, eggs are perfect to keep in a mini fridge and make in the microwave.

Whether you like scrambled eggs or want to make yourself an omelette, you can do it all with just a microwave!

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Get the recipe for a Quick Microwave Egg Bowl from Nourish.

Get the recipe for an Omelette in a Mug #1 from Dancing Through The Rain.

Get the recipe for an Omelette in a Mug #2 from Home Cooked Harvest.

Get the recipe for a Microwave Western Omelet from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.

Get the recipe for a Keto Microwave Omelette In A Mug from How 2 Do Keto.

Misc Breakfast

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Here are some other random breakfast recipes that can all be made with just a few ingredients and a microwave. From foods like muffins to french toast to bacon, you can now make it all even if you have limited resources.

These recipes are perfect for quick and busy mornings, because let’s be honest, what morning isn’t?! Regardless of how busy you are, it is so important to set up your day for success and that start’s with breakfast. So, lemme help you out and make your morning just a little easier with these recipe ideas.

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Get the recipe for a Mini Microwave French Toast from Strength and Sunshine.

Get the recipe for a Perfect Microwave Oatmeal with Banana from Fannetastic Food.

Learn how to microwave bacon from Momables.

Get the recipe for a Blueberry Muffin in a Mug from The Typical Mom.

Lunch & Dinner

If you read my article last month on the best meal prep recipes, you’ll notice I tend to group lunch and dinner together. In most cases, many of the recipes can be eaten for either meal with slight changes to the portions sizes. So, here’s all the microwave recipes for college students that you can eat either for lunch or dinner!

Italian

Yes… Italian food from a microwave!

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Ok… these pictures literally look so delicious. You couldn’t even tell it only took a microwave to make these meals. These are perfect for whenever you need a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Plus, you are only using a mug so you barely have any clean up to do!

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Get the recipe for Easy Microwave Pizza from Kimspired DIY.

Get the recipe for Microwave Fettuccine Alfredo from Kimspired DIY.

Mac n Cheese

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Yes, I know there is a such thing as pre-made microwave mac n cheese. But, that didn’t stop me from putting these two recipes in this article. Because while something like that is definitely easier, this is so much more delicious!

These mac n cheese mugs look SOOOO good I am getting hungry just writing this article.

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Get the recipe for Mac n Cheese in a Mug #1 from Salty Side Dish.

Get the recipe for Mac n Cheese in a Mug #2 from The View From Great Island.

Misc Lunch/Dinner

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For some more fun lunch or dinner ideas, try these bread and fried rice recipes.

First of all, who knew you could make bread in the microwave! Second, that fried rice looks like the perfect side for a quick and easy meal.

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Get the recipe for Microwave Keto Bread from Here To Cook.

Get the recipe for Fried Rice in a Mug from Create Yum.

Veggies

These aren’t really microwave recipes for college students, but instead how-to tutorials for the best ways to microwave a bunch of different vegetables.

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Knowing how to make vegetables in the microwave is always good when you are cooking. Whether you are feeling a little lazy or just don’t have too much time, using the microwave is the perfect solution.

But, you can’t just throw the vegetable in, click start, and call it a day. Depending on the food, there are different ways to microwave each so you get the best tasting veggies!

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Learn how to microwave broccoli from Cook At Home Mom.

Learn how to microwave corn on the cob from Cook At Home Mom.

Learn how to microwave sweet potatoes from Urban Farmie.

Learn how to microwave asparagus from Spend With Pennies.

Dessert

The overwhelming majority of the microwave recipes for college students for dessert are mug cakes, so I split these up by the flavor of the cake.

Chocolate/Brownie

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Here’s SEVEN different chocolate/brownie mug cake recipes. Yes, that’s a lot of mug cakes to try!

I couldn’t pick between any of them because they all looked so good, so I figured I’d give you all the recipes and you can decide. Some are keto, some are protein-packed, some are vegan, some are gluten free.

There’s definitely something here for everyone, so pick your favorite chocolatey mug cake and have fun!

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Get the recipe for a Microwave Mug Brownie from Baking Beauty.

Get the recipe for a Keto Chocolate Mug Cake from The Soccer Mom Blog.

Get the recipe for a Brownie Ala Mode Mug Cake from Create Yum.

Get the recipe for a Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake from The Cookie Dough Diaries.

Get the recipe for a Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake from Fearless Dining.

Get the recipe for a Vegan Mug Brownie from Organically Addison.

Get the recipe for a Fudgy Mug Brownie from Broken Oven Baking.

Vanilla (ish)

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You can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla-based mug cake. I labeled this one vanilla (ish) because they are all white cake based with some added flavors like honey and cinnamon!

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Get the recipe for a Honey Mug Cake from Chocolates and Chai.

Get the recipe for a Snickerdoodle Mug Cake from Fearless Dining.

Get the recipe for a Vanilla Mug Cake from Go Healthy With Bea.

Fruit

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Fruit themed mug cakes are a delicious way to combine a bunch of fun flavors into a delicious mug cake. From strawberry to banana to lemon, I’ve got it all!

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Get the recipe for a Banana Mug Cake from Curry Trail.

Get the recipe for a Lemon Mug Cake from How 2 Do Keto.

Get the recipe for a Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake from Chocolates and Chai.

Get the recipe for a Strawberry Upside Down Cake from How 2 Do Keto.

Other Flavors

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These two are by far my favorite two flavor mug cakes on this list. The pictures look so good my mouth is watering just looking at them!

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Get the recipe for an Oreo Mug Cake from Nibble and Dine.

Get the recipe for a Funfetti Mug Cake from Well If She Can Do It.

Cookie

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This one isn’t a mug cake, but a microwave cookie instead! Try this delicious chocolate chip cookie, which only requires a few ingredients and the microwave.

Get the recipe for a Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie from Keto Focus.

All Meals

If you are looking for even more microwave recipes for college students, check out this blog: justmicrowaveit.com! The entire website is dedicated to meals you can make in the microwave!

Hopefully with all these ideas, you can spend less time cooking and still have delicious meals every single day! For more quick and easy recipes, click here.

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