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23 Surprisingly Fancy Microwaveable Mug Meals

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life

13. Spicy pumpkin meatloaf in a mug recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Low-Carb, So Simple!

Pumpkin spice isn't just for coffee. Here it makes a unique mug meatloaf that really stands out from the crowd.

14. Kamut flour pizza mug cake recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Fitness Treats

Easy, healthy pizza? Heck yeah, thanks to kamut flour and your trusty mug.

15. Pizza in a mug recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking

Consider this the guilty pleasure version of the healthy pizza above, but a professional chef finally figured out how to bake pizza in the microwave — without making "microwaved pizza."

16. 1-minute Parmesan and cheddar mug cake recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Lowcarb Ella

You'll feel oh so fancy as you nibble your Parmesan and cheddar mug cake. Pop open a bottle of wine while it's in the microwave, and you're really in business.

17. Healthy microwaved mug soup recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Mirlandra's Kitchen

Healthy veggies, warm broth and a delicious poached egg make this easy microwaved soup a truly next-level office lunch.

18. Egg fried rice in a mug recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Forget takeout. You can have eggy fried rice, piping hot and studded with veggies, for a fraction of the waiting time and cost.

More: Stuff Chicken Fried Rice Into a Pineapple for an Exquisite Meal

19. Spiced lentils with yogurt, almonds and mint recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Power Hungry

This elegant vegetarian mug meal is full of protein thanks to lentils, yogurt and almonds.

20. Thanksgiving leftovers mug recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Hungry Girl

If you find yourself craving the hodgepodge flavors of Thanksgiving (minus the hours it takes to cook) year-round, then this mug meal, featuring stuffing, gravy, cranberries and turkey, is for you.

21. Brown rice with edamame and pineapple recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Home Cooking Memories

Protein-packed and full of flavor, this brown rice mug is definitely a step above Easy Mac.

22. Chicken potpie in a mug recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
Image: Jackie Alpers Photography

A tiny, flaky, microwaveable chicken potpie that you can make from precooked rotisserie chicken? Yes, please!

23. Creamy macaroni and cheese in a mug recipe

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
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An old favorite. For those times when even making boxed macaroni seems like a chore, this almost-instant "easy mac" is a work of genius.

No joke, these microwaveable mug meals might change your life
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