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Four Recipes For People Who Hate Doing Dishes

So you hate doing dishes, huh? No problem. I’ve got you covered with four recipes with minimal prep and cleanup so you can just focus on your primary goal: eating.

1. Caesar Tomatoes


  • A Tomato
  • Caesar salad dressing
  • Parmesan cheese

Three tomatoes with melted mozzarella cheese on topSet your oven to broil and put it on high. Cover a baking sheet with tin foil (this way, you won’t have to wash the baking sheet). Cut the tomato into 4-5 slices and place evenly on the tin foil covered baking sheet. Mix the caesar dressing and parmesan cheese in equal parts in a small glass with a spoon. Scoop one spoonful of the mixture onto each tomato slice. Place in oven for 5-10 minutes or until mixture begins to brown. Let cool for a minute then lift the tinfoil and tomato slices together onto plate (now you won’t have to wash the plate). For extra lazy points: eat the tomatoes with the spoon you used to mix the caesar and parmesan.

Total dishes to be washed: one glass, one spoon.


2. Microwaved scrambled eggs


  • An egg
  • Salsa
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Grab a mug. Crack your egg into the mug and use a fork to scramble the egg (if the yolk isn’t broken the egg will explode in the microwave!). Run the fork under super hot water to disinfect and then use it to scoop a bit of salsa into the mug. Microwave for 45 seconds. Eat with the same fork you used to mix.

Total dishes to be washed: one mug, one fork.

3. Microwave pasta


  • Pasta stuffed with cheese/meat/etc
  • Pasta sauce

Use a tupperware container that is approximately the size of a bowl. Fill with pasta so that it is a few centimetres below the rim. Fill with water until the water is just covering the pasta. Microwave for 3 minutes. Drain (using the lid of the tupperware) and pour in some pasta sauce to taste. (This recipe is extra great if you need a meal for school. Just throw the sauce in a little baggy and you’re good to go).

Total dishes to be washed: one tupperware container, one fork.A scrambled egg in a bowl

4. No Fuss Wrap


  • Pita
  • Vegetables of choice (cucumber, tomato, etc.)
  • Cheese
  • Protein (chicken, beef, luncheon meat, tofu, etc)
  • Sauce (caesar, mayo, etc.)

Put the pita on some tin foil and cut it open. Use that knife to cut up the cucumber tomato and cheese (and possibly the meat if necessary). Use a spoon to scoop some sauce into your pita and spread it. Fill the pita with the rest of your ingredients and wrap the whole thing up in the tin foil (tin foil keeps the mess contained and is recyclable).

Total dishes to be washed: one cutting board, one knife, one spoon.


Baggies, saran wrap, and tinfoil can all be used to cover bowls and plates so they don’t get dirty.


Tinfoil is the only one of those materials that is recyclable.

What are your favourite quick and lazy recipes? Share with us @RUStudentLife.