Single-Serving Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Cooking in college comes with a handful of challenges. Besides the fact that you may only have a microwave to work with, you’re also only cooking for one person. Most recipes yield 4-6 servings! Before you start doing all sorts of equations to break down a massive recipe, take a look at these easy single-serving meals.


Mac and Cheese in a Mug

Mug recipes are the perfect single-serving recipes for college students. Why? Because they’re dorm friendly and only require a microwave! Mac and cheese is always a fan favorite, so give this recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking a try.

What you’ll need:

  • ⅓ cup pasta
  • ¾ cup water, cold
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper



Find the complete recipe here.


Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Let’s be honest – anything covered in cheese is sure to be delicious! Personally, we think this quick and easy recipe from The Tip To Fairy is the perfect comfort food during a rainy day on campus.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 serving of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese – shredded
  • 4-5 frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp water



Find the complete recipe here.


Nutella Mug Cake

Dessert for one, anybody? Sometimes you just need to treat yourself! Just like the mac and cheese, this delectable dessert from Live Love Pasta is a mug recipe. Go ahead and whip one up in your dorm!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp self-rising flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp Nutella
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil



Find the complete recipe here.


Ramen Bowl

Hear us out – this isn’t your typical ramen that college students are known to live off of. This recipe from Budget Bytes puts a more healthy and flavorful spin on the ramen you may be used to!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pkg ramen noodles
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3 medium button mushrooms
  • 2 whole green onions
  • 1 large egg (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili garlic paste (optional)



Find the complete recipe here.


Cheddar Herb Biscuit

Dorm room residents, rejoice! We’ve got yet another microwave mug recipe for you. This cheddar herb biscuit recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking is the perfect breakfast or snack on a busy day.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp cold butter, cubed
  • 3½ tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp chopped herbs (parsley, oregano, sage)



Find the complete recipe here.


Do you know of any easy single serving recipes? We’d love to hear them! Share your recipes with us in the comments below.






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