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Microwave Lasagna In A Mug (Microwave Mug Meals)

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Lasagna made from start to finish in a Mug in the microwave sounds a bit too good to be true right? Yes, but it is true and so easy to make that I would be doing you an injustice by not sharing it.

No longer will you need to bake large pans of lasagna when you only want dinner for one. And no more washing up like you fed an army. Microwave Lasagna In A Mug will save you time and save on waste.

Microwave Mug Meals are so much more than just heating up a few ingredients in a mug. They are real meals made with good ingredients that will fuel you throughout your day. They are much better than fast food so I like to think of them as REAL FOOD…FAST!

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Whether you are cooking for one, have a small kitchen (or no kitchen), or you want to control your portions, this Microwave Lasagna is for you!

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Another good thing about this Mug Lasagna is that you can customize the flavors with what you already have on hand.

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Who would have thought a Homemade Lasagna would be so easy to make?

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This Mug Lasagna can be made up the day before and cooked off the next day to make your life easier.

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4.8 from 4 reviews
Lasagna In A Mug
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 pasta lasagna sheets
  • ¾ cup (6floz/180g) water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 4 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons spinach, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons cooked sausage, optional
  • 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Roughly break the pasta sheets and place in a large microwavable mug.
  2. Cover with water and olive oil. The olive oil stops the lasagna sticking together while cooking.
  3. Microwave for 3-4 min or until the pasta is tender. Check on it half way through and stir.
  4. Once cooked drain away the cooking water and remove the pasta from the mug
  5. Add 1 tablespoons pizza sauce and spread on the bottom of your mug.
  6. Then do a layer of pasta, layer of spinach, sausage (optional) and ricotta.
  7. Repeat the layers all the way to the top of the mug
  8. Once you get to the top sprinkle grated cheddar on top.
  9. Place in the microwave and cook for 2½ - 3 minutes or until the lasagna is heated through. (Cooking time is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary) Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.
  10. Let cool for a couple minutes and enjoy!
Notes
13 SmartPoints
5 PointsPlus

Use a large mug because the water can bubble up in the microwave
They can be mixed up in advance for an even speedier meal
Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug

You can bake them in the oven at 350oF (180oC) for roughly 10-12 minutes. However every mug is different so I advise checking on it after 10 and then make a call.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 403 Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 6g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 9g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 592mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 13g Cholesterol: 39mg

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62 Comments

  1. Khadija2007 on October 16, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    i like this one because i love lasagna but my oven is broken

    • Gemma Stafford on October 18, 2017 at 4:31 am

      Hi there Khadija,
      Good that you are here with us.
      1. I am happy that you are trying the recipes, all of the mug recipes are gathered together here on the website, and there is a FREE E-Book link too here (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/gemmas-mug-meals/), scroll down!
      find your instruction book if you can. Otherwise you should find this information on a label on the back of the oven.
      I am happy to have you with us, get baking!
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Tannu Gupta on May 31, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Love your mug meals. I recently started trying mug meals. Tried lasagna today and i didnt had ricotta cheese and spinach so added potato, onion and tomato lol still came out so yummy. I also made your omellette, chocolate cake, breakfast muffin and everything came out yummy. Thank you for all the recipes 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on June 2, 2017 at 3:28 am

      Haha! Tannu, you are a baking genius! well done for experimenting with the recipes, that is the idea!
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Brandon on January 18, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Hi Gemma! I only have no boil lagsana sheets so do it need to boil and cook it first or just leave it in also can I leave it ricotta cheese and other substitutes and only have tomato sauce? I could also use cooked ground meat right?

    Thanks Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Hi Brandon,
      You should give this a try! allow yourself a few minutes to experiment, I cannot be sure which pasta you have, but i would try ut directly, without pre-soaking, the first attempt. also you can rock it up to suit your ingredients, but do not add uncooked meats, as the cooking time will be too short, and food safety is important too.
      Have fun with this, do not panic!
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Paigestrev on January 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I really liked this Recipie and I will definitely make it again sometime.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 16, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      That is great Paige, I am happy to hear that,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Lovemugcakes on December 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Love love love ur recipes
    Just one question
    Can I use instant lasagna sheets that don’t need to be boiled before baking?
    Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on December 30, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      you sure can. Just break them up to small pieces so they cook faster 🙂

  6. Amna on December 15, 2016 at 4:50 am

    I just tried it and i must say its so good that i want to make another mug right away haha
    U are a great chef… since i no longer live with anyone it used to be tough to make lasagna cuz i knew most of it would go to waste. This one person microwave thingy uve got going on is an answer to my prayers. Thanku Gemma for sharing such great recipes with the world.
    Love from Pakistan

    • Gemma Stafford on December 16, 2016 at 2:56 am

      Ah! that is great, I am happy when you are happy,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Kim Andrew on October 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Such a wonderful way to enjoy lasagna and not have a huge pan of leftovers, and all the messy cleanup as well. Another delicious mug recipe, Gemma.

    Now the burning question: where did you find the lovely blue mug? If a thrift shop, would you be willing to share the info on the bottom so I can search for one? Please.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 1, 2016 at 3:07 am

      Hi Kim, Some of these mugs came with me from Ireland, some from goodwill/charity stores, markets and as gifts. some I stole from my Mum (shhh)!
      I think the one you mean is a market find, with no brand on it, you will find similar on E-bay. My favorite I got from my friend from Australia, it is from Maxwell & Williams (Cashmere) and one from my sister blue and white which is Wedgewood. I also have a gorgeous collection from Vileroy and Boch. So, do a search on E-Bay, it is amazing what you will find 🙂

  8. Mia S on October 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I tried it out and I love it! It is so yummy! Love your recipes Gemma!

  9. Bigger bolder baking fan here on July 23, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Thx for this recipe i love it u should do microwave pancakes. Every recipe i have tried taste bad so pls give that a go thx and i wish for the best
    -Amilia

    • Gemma Stafford on July 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Hi there,
      You know, it is almost as easy to make them on a pan! i have a number of pancake recipes here on the website. what is important for my recipe is not to over-mix the batter, this ensures a lovely light and tender pancake, do try this,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Mary on July 23, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    I love your site. I recently saw you on television talking about your microwave mug recipes. You talked about using ravioli for the lasagna recipe. Can you tell me how to make the lasagna using ravioli. I have some spinach and cheese filled ravioli and would like to use them to make the lasagna microwave mug recipe. Also, can I do these recipes in a toaster oven. If so, what setting (bake, toast) and how long should I bake them?
    P.S. I also tried the chocolate peanut butter cake in the mug and it was good.

    Thank you so much. Mary

    • Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      hi Mary,

      I hope you saw I answers because your question was posted twice. The peanut butter is one of my favorites. Try the chocolate pudding in a mug and the brownie, they are some of my favorites 🙂

  11. Mary on July 23, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I love your site. You were recently on television and talked about microwave mug meals. One that really caught my attention was a lasagna that you said you can use ravioli. Can you tell me how to make that type of lasagna. I appreciate your help.

    Thank you. Mary

    • Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks so much for looking up my recipe. I really am delighted you liked it. Do you mean show you how to make ravioli or lasagna in a mug using ravioli? if its the second one you could cook off the ravioli just like I did the lasagna.

      Hope this helps 🙂

  12. Luna on July 5, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Hi Gemma! I love your recipes they are amazing and lovely. I was wondering, can I use already cooked spinach for the lasagna?
    And also, what vegetable can I use instead of spinach?
    Thank you so much!
    Love from France

    • Gemma Stafford on July 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks so much for your question. I haven’t tried it with precooked spinach, but I’m sure it will be fine. Just use half of the amount called for. If you’d like, you can leave the spinach out or replace it with something like kale, or any other vegetable you prefer. Hope this helps 🙂

  13. Andrea on June 28, 2016 at 6:20 am

    I really love your recipes and I was wondering if you could do a chicken burger in the microwave, or just the burger patty if you could? Thanks a lot!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      That will be tricky but crazier things have happened :). I’ll add it to my list.

  14. Ayesha Ameer on June 19, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Ooh! Ooh!! Found it!!! Found it!!!!

  15. Thea on May 23, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    hi Gemma! i love your work and i get so inspired. i wonder where you have got those cute mugs in this and other recipes. and i am from Sweden so i know it could be hard to find i just wondered. (sorry if i wrote something wrong).

    • Gemma Stafford on May 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Hi Thea,
      I get them in all sorts of places. Some as gifts, some in markets, charity stores etc.
      I use a 6 oz cup/mug. This is just right for a single portion, a good wide mouth allows for even cooking too.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Fezile on April 23, 2016 at 4:20 am

    And i also wanna rate u 5 stars

    • Gemma Stafford on April 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Hi Fezile,
      Thank you, I am really happy to hear that, stay tuned,
      Gemma 🙂

  17. Fezile on April 23, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Hey Gemma,
    I really like your recipes and they make life so much easier but i know this is a challenging one but can you make a burger in the microwave I always seem to fancy a burger but just never have the energy to make one.
    Thanks for the great recipes!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 24, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Ha ha!
      Fezile, this is a challenge!
      I will have to think about this,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. ALISHA on April 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    HI GEMMA HUGE FAN OF YOUR MUG MEALS WHAT SIZE MUGS DO YOU USE FOR YOUR MUG MEALS??? IS 23 OUNCES BIG ENOUGH???

    • Gemma Stafford on April 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Alisha,

      I’m thrilled you like my Mug Meals. The mugs I use are around 6-8oz. 23 OZ IS HUGE so you can go much smaller then that. I like mugs that are shallow and wide so they cook evenly, like soup mugs 🙂

  19. Nanny on April 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I used mild shredded cheese and a pepperoni for the layers for the lasagna as I don’t have the other ingredients that I could use with the lasagna and pizza sauce. It actually came out good. It’s a great meal for one. Next time I may use a different shredded cheese. Thanks for the mug recipe.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      That’s sounds great. Gotta make due with what you got, thats the great thing about the mug recipes. 🙂

  20. Audrey on March 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks once again for the oh-so-easy recipes including this one which I am sure to adore. I love how your website ranges from breakfast to dessert. I was wondering however if you could post some vegan recipes? The world sure needs a person like you with such great talent to be a pioneer of delectable food.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Audrey,

      What a lovely message, thank you so much :). I have a category where the vegans recipes are in with gluten free and dairy free. We are looking at categorizing them a bit different so they are easier to read and I will have lots more vegan recipe to come also.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  21. Nina on March 28, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I love this recipe!! It tastes good!!! thanks for this recipe because i’m too lazy to actually make a 1000000 hour lasagna. Though, im vegetarian, its still so good!!! thank you Gemma 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      That’s so great, Nina. I’m delighted you liked it. I hope you try the other recipe and stay tuned for lots more to come 🙂

      Gemma.

  22. ricky on March 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Hi. This may be a very silly question but do you brown the sausage before you add it to your mug or is it cooked enough after it is added in recipe? Thanks. Great cooking g ideas.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 20, 2016 at 4:37 am

      Hi Ricky,
      I read your last query first and see that you found the answer!
      Gemma 🙂

  23. Noora on March 18, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Hi, Gemma

    Im new too your website just wont to say im in love with u and your resapies looove it .

    • Gemma Stafford on March 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Noora. Welcome to the Bold Baking community 🙂

  24. Jessica on March 16, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I just tried out your recipe and I love it 🙂 I will definitely be making this more often!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Jessica,
      I am happy to hear that, thank you foe being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  25. Olienda on March 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Merci pour ces recettes Gemma et bonjour de France!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 14, 2016 at 2:51 am

      Ca va Olienda?
      Merci pour vous aussi,
      Gemma 🙂

  26. Fauzia on March 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    Thnx for sharing this great recipe. Yesterday i made this but there was so much water… i used can tomato in stead of pastasauce and mozzerella cheese…

    • Gemma Stafford on March 12, 2016 at 3:34 am

      Hi Fauzia,
      When you change the ingredients you change the result, tinned tomatoes are a great ingredient, but too liquid for this recipe, they cannot thicken in the time it takes to cook,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Marge on March 17, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Can I use no boil pasta

      • Gemma Stafford on March 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm

        I haven’t tried that. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  27. Elle McKeough on March 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    HI Gemma,
    I love your website and I am also a Weight Watcher. I noticed you have included the Smart points in some of your recipes if not all. I make a oven, no noodle lasagna so maybe you could come with one for a mug.
    Elle

    • Gemma Stafford on March 10, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting my website, Elle. I will add your request to my list, stay tuned 🙂

  28. olive oyl on March 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Just wondering if these can be prepared and then frozen before baking?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 9, 2016 at 2:39 am

      Hi Olive,
      I suppose they could, but I am not sure I would do it, I think a baked lasagna would hold up better when de-frosted,
      Gemma 🙂

  29. Koala kangaroo on March 7, 2016 at 10:25 am

    what pasta can you use instead lasagna noodles

    • Gemma Stafford on March 8, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Good question! any flat pasta, like bows for instance will work well,
      Gemma 🙂

  30. Frana Hamilton on March 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    What a great idea. Perfect for me because I live alone

    • Gemma Stafford on March 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Great Frana, thank you for letting me know,
      Gemma 🙂

  31. Svenja Geissler on March 4, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Hi Gemma
    I would really like to try out this recipe but I do not have ricotta cheese, what can I use as a substitute? Your recipes are really awesome
    Svenja

    • Gemma Stafford on March 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Hi there Svenja, you could use cream cheese, bechamel sauce, or mozerella cheese. Bechamel is a white sauce, made with butter, flour and milk. It is worth learning to make this sauce as it is a mother sauce for lots of recipes.
      Gemma 🙂

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