Cheesy As Meal In A Mug

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Make a meal in a mug in only a few minutes. This savoury dish can be a breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack – whatever you need! It’s quick and easy to make, and you can easily adjust the flavourings to use up what you have.

5 Minutes

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  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, relish, chutney, mustard or sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 slices of ham, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, pesto, nuts, herbs


  1. Spread the tomato sauce on both slices of bread, then cut into nine squares.
  2. Break the egg into a mug, then add milk, salt and pepper and beat well with a fork.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients in alternating stages to the mug, starting with the cheese, then ham and a few squares of bread creating layers; set aside some cheese to go on the top.
  4. Press the bread pieces in the mug until it is covered with the egg and milk mixture.
  5. Microwave for one and a half minutes. If it looks too soft, microwave for another 30 seconds.
  6. Eat as it is, or top with your choice of topping.
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