31 Microwave Recipes That Are Borderline Genius

31 Microwave Recipes That Are Borderline Genius

1.Microwave Risotto

Microwave Risotto

So much easier than standing over a stove, “stirring constantly.” Check out THREE awesome recipeshere.

2.Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

Not only is this the fastest way to feed a homemade cookie craving, it’s also theonlyway to make homemade cookies without running the risk of eating a dozen in one sitting. Recipehere.

3.Bacon in the Microwave

Bacon in the Microwave

No more scrubbing bacon grease off of your favorite skillet. Instructionshere.

4.Gluten-Free Microwave Enchiladas

Gluten-Free Microwave Enchiladas

You can also make these gluten-filled by using regular tortillas, if you’d prefer. Either way, the whole thing will take 10 minutes. Recipehere.

5.Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

The thing about mug cakes is that it’s really hard to share. Oops. Recipehere.

6.2-Minute French Toast

2-Minute French Toast

Syrup to taste, as usual. Recipehere.

7.Vegan, Grain-Free Microwave English Muffin

Vegan, Grain-Free Microwave English Muffin

All about those nukes and crannies! Recipehere.

8.Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle


9.Nutella Mug Cake

Nutella Mug Cake

Only slightly more difficult than spooning Nutella straight from the jar to your mouth. Recipehere.

10.Microwave Egg White And Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Microwave Egg White And Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Those nuked innards would probably taste pretty great on amicrowave English muffin, if you want to really go all in. Recipehere.

11.Roasted Garlic in the Microwave

Roasted Garlic in the Microwave

Because roasted garlic makes EVERY dish better, but sometimes you just don’t have the time or patience. Recipehere.

12.Microwave Granola

Microwave Granola


13.Microwave Lemon Bars

Microwave Lemon Bars

Coming soon to a bake sale near you. Like, very near you. The nearest. Because you will bring them. Recipehere.

14.Sour Cream and Onion Microwave Veggie Chips

Sour Cream and Onion Microwave Veggie Chips

Satisfy that snack craving ASAP. Recipehere.

15.Microwave-Baked Sweet Potato

Microwave-Baked Sweet Potato

Much faster than the hour (or more!) it takes to roast a sweet potato in the oven, with a very similar result. Recipehere.

16.Microwave Ropa Vieja

Microwave Ropa Vieja

This classic beef dish is seriously impressive. Recipehere.

17.1-Minute Vegan Coffee Cake

1-Minute Vegan Coffee Cake

Fresher than anything you could pick up on your way to work. Recipehere.

18.Microwave Chicken and Dumplings

Microwave Chicken and Dumplings

Comfort food, at its finest. Recipehere.

19.Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Microwave Scrambled Eggs

By taking the eggs out to stir every 45 seconds, you get eggs that are soft and delicious, not gummy and dense. Recipehere.

20.Microwave Mason Jar Pancakes

Microwave Mason Jar Pancakes

Bring a mason jar of pancake batter to work in the morning, then nuke it in your office microwave for a big pancake breakfast! Recipehere.

21.Microwave Ratatouille

Microwave Ratatouille

And, look how pretty! Recipehere.

22.Microwave Cinnamon Roll

Microwave Cinnamon Roll

Homemade cinnamon rolls are actually sort of a pain, since most call for yeast and thus require lots of waiting (ugh). This one comes together in a matter of minutes! Recipehere.

23.Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Easier than Easy Mac! Well, maybe not, but probably better. Recipehere.

24.Microwave Lemon-Horseradish Sole

Microwave Lemon-Horseradish Sole

I won’t tell anybody how you did it. They certainly won’t guess. Recipehere.

25.Loaded Microwave-Baked Potato

Loaded Microwave-Baked Potato


26.Microwave Monkey Bread

Microwave Monkey Bread


27.Microwave Salmon en Papillote

Microwave Salmon en Papillote

Cooking fish en papillote (in parchment paper) in the oven is easy, but this brings things to a whole new level. Recipehere.

28.Microwave Chicken Penne Al Fresco

The chicken in this recipe is pre-cooked, but the pasta gets cooked in the microwave in a delicious mix of broth and tomatoes, then the cheese and chicken get stirred in at the end. Recipehere.

29.Microwave-Baked Apples In A Bag

Microwave-Baked Apples In A Bag

Easy as pie. Much easier, actually. Recipehere.

30.Microwave Fried Rice

Microwave "Fried" Rice


31.Toasted Nuts in the Microwave

Toasted Nuts in the Microwave

Toasting nuts in a skillet is pretty labor-intensive, and they never seem to brown evenly. And using an oven is risky, because if you let them go a minute too long, they’re burnt and bitter. The microwave is an easy, foolproof alternative. Instructionshere.

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