4 Microwaveable Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

Here are 4 super easy, quick to make meals that won’t break the budget and will satisfy YOUR cravings.

These 8 ingredients will work interchangeably for all recipes listed:


tomato sauce


bread (cinnamon roll flavored)



ready to make pasta noodles



*All recipes can be made in a 1000 Watt microwave. ( Chapman provides 1000 watt microwaves in all dorm rooms.)


1.French Toast

This classic brunch dish features warm, gooey bread poured over a rich mixture of eggs, butter, and milk.  

First, rip the pieces of bread into little cubes, then put it into one of your mugs. Then, melt the butter and mix all of your liquid ingredients into the second mug. Pour your liquid mix over the bread cubes. Microwave the mug in 30 second intervals. Stir after each one.


2.Cheesy Quesadilla

A cheesy Quesadilla can be yours using three simple ingredients. All you need are tortillas, butter, and any cheese of your choice.

Begin by adding one cup of cheese to one tortilla and spreading butter to the second tortilla. Place the two tortillas together. Microwave the tortillas in 30 second intervals or until the cheese is melted.


3.Not your Average E’ryday Pizza

Savory and delicious, these two recipes satisfy all pizza cravings. Simple, fast- add all the toppings you want!

Tortilla Pizza: 

First, add tomato sauce to the tortilla. You can add as much or as little to liking. Then, add (1/2 cup) cheese and toppings of choice. Heat in microwave for 30 second intervals for one minute or until the cheese is melted.



Pizza Bagel:

Start by adding tomato sauce to the bagel slices. Then, add (1/2 cup) cheese and toppings of choice. Microwave bagel slices for one  minute or until cheese is melted.


4.Mac & Cheese


This recipe is a take on a traditional, homemade creamy favorite. It is rich and full of buttery flavor.  It features pasta, butter, cheese,and milk.

Begin by pouring your ( 1/3 cup) Ready Pasta in your mug. Then, add your (1/2 cup) cheese , (half-tablespoon) butter, and   (1/4 cup) milk. Mix everything together. Heat in microwave for 30 second intervals and stir occasionally, until cheese is melted.



Now it’s time to rejoice in happiness and enjoy these new recipes!

Rachael Kaufhold

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