A Busy Student’s Guide to the Best Microwave Meals


Hey guys!
Uni has been really busy recently, but I’ve finally finished my dissertation and can start blogging regularly again! Yay! Today’s post is about the wonders of microwaves!
With a hectic schedule, it is often difficult to find the time to prepare meals from scratch. However, having a microwave can come in handy as you will be able to whizz up a meal in just a few minutes. Another great thing about microwaves is that you won’t need to do much washing up afterwards. Here are some of the things you can make in a microwave:
1. Chips
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Believe it or not, chips can be made in a microwave. It saves a lot of time, and it’s fairly simple too. All you need to do is chop up a couple of large raw potatoes into thin strips, place on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave for a couple of minutes on each side. Make sure that the microwave is on a high setting. You will then need to cook the chips for a further 15-20 minutes in an oven.

2. Mac & cheese


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Mac & cheese is the perfect comfort food – ideal for when it’s cold outside or you’ve had a rough week. To make mac & cheese in a microwave, you will need to combine macaroni pasta and water in a bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, then stir. Repeat this step until the pasta is completely soft. Stir in a little milk and grated cheese. Cook until the cheese is melted and serve immediately.


3. Omelette


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Omelettes are a delicious staple that you can eat at any time of the day. You’ll need 2 eggs, 1 tbs milk, a pinch of salt, and a range of toppings – I personally like to add grated cheese and ham. First, crack the eggs into a mug. Add the salt, then beat with a fork. Microwave for a minute. Add your chosen toppings and cook for about 45 seconds. Enjoy!
4. Chocolate Mug Cake


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Mug cakes make an easy and delicious alternative to traditional cakes. This chocolate mug cake is great for when you’re craving cake but don’t want to go through all the hassle of preparing a proper cake. Simple crack an egg in a mug and add 3 tbs milk, 4  tsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tbs cocoa powder. Stir in a handful of chocolate chips. Microwave for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the cake with icing sugar or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Panasonic microwave oven. All opinions are my own.

Hopefully this post has given you some ideas of what you can make in a microwave! What do you usually use a microwave for? Do you have a favourite mug cake? Let me know in the comments!
Hasta luego!



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  1. Heheh so fun! You are more creative than I was! I definitely used my microwave very little in school! I never would have thought of a n omelette! 🙂 Congratulations on being done with your dissertation! XO – Alexandra

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  2. I would've never thought to try mac and cheese in a microwave! I'll definitely be trying that out at some point. The mug cake is one of my favourites, it's such a lazy snack but it tastes so good!

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  3. I think most of my uni meals could be great in a microwave! Amazing. I reckon mac n cheese was my fave.

  4. Oh, I'm going to try that mug cake! Can't beat a good omelette x

  5. You just reminded me that I have chocolate mug cake in my cupboards I should be making tongiht. I remember all these easy meals when I was at uni, great times

  6. I actually love to cook bacon in a microwave! My cousin showed me how to do it years ago and now I love to cook bacon in this way! xxx

  7. I used to cook all sorts in the microwave but rarely use it now I must admit.

  8. I rarely use my microwave but I do love making mugcakes when I feel a bit under the weather and I need a sweet treat.

  9. I love all of these, although I always forget about the mug jar desserts! They're so good! 🙂

  10. All simple yet delicious comfort food. Can't go wrong with any of these dishes.

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