Written by: Wallace Merriman

31 Microwave Recipes That Are Borderline Genius
Posted on:Nov 5, 2015

Well, this changes everything.

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1. Microwave Risotto

Microwave Risotto
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So much easier than standing over a stove, “stirring constantly.” Check out THREE awesome recipes here.

2. Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie
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Not only is this the fastest way to feed a homemade cookie craving, it’s also the only way to make homemade cookies without running the risk of eating a dozen in one sitting. Recipe here.

3. Bacon in the Microwave

Bacon in the Microwave
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No more scrubbing bacon grease off of your favorite skillet. Instructions here.

4. Gluten-Free Microwave Enchiladas

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

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
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The thing about mug cakes is that it’s really hard to share. Oops. Recipe here.

6. Two-Minute French Toast

Two-Minute French Toast
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Syrup to taste, as usual. Recipe here.

7. Vegan, Grain-Free Microwave English Muffin

Vegan, Grain-Free Microwave English Muffin
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All about those nukes and crannies! Recipe here.

8. Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle
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Recipe here.

9. Nutella Mug Cake

Nutella Mug Cake
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Only slightly more difficult than spooning Nutella straight from the jar to your mouth. Recipe here.

10. Microwave Egg White and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Microwave Egg White and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
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Those nuked innards would probably taste pretty great on a microwave English muffin, if you want to really go all in. Recipe here.

11. Roasted Garlic in the Microwave

Roasted Garlic in the Microwave
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Because roasted garlic makes EVERY dish better, but sometimes you just don’t have the time or patience. Recipe here.

12. Microwave Granola

Microwave Granola
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Recipe here.

13. Microwave Lemon Bars

Microwave Lemon Bars
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Coming soon to a bake sale near you. Like, very near you. The nearest. Because you will bring them. Recipe here.

14. Sour Cream and Onion Microwave Veggie Chips

Sour Cream and Onion Microwave Veggie Chips
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Satisfy that snack craving ASAP. Recipe here.

15. Microwave-Baked Sweet Potato

Microwave-Baked Sweet Potato
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Much faster than the hour (or more!) it takes to roast a sweet potato in the oven, with a very similar result. Recipe here.

16. Microwave Ropa Vieja

Microwave Ropa Vieja
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This classic beef dish is seriously impressive. Recipe here.

17. One-Minute Vegan Coffee Cake

One-Minute Vegan Coffee Cake
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Fresher than anything you could pick up on your way to work. Recipe here.

18. Microwave Chicken and Dumplings

Microwave Chicken and Dumplings
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Comfort food, at its finest. Recipe here.

19. Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Microwave Scrambled Eggs
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By taking the eggs out to stir every 45 seconds, you get eggs that are soft and delicious, not gummy and dense. Recipe here.

20. Microwave Mason Jar Pancakes

Microwave Mason Jar Pancakes
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Bring a Mason jar of pancake batter to work in the morning, then nuke it in your office microwave for a big pancake breakfast! Recipe here.

21. Microwave Ratatouille

Microwave Ratatouille
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And, look how pretty! Recipe here.

22. Microwave Cinnamon Roll

Microwave Cinnamon Roll
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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! Recipe here.

23. Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Microwave Macaroni and Cheese
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Easier than Easy Mac! Well, maybe not, but probably better. Recipe here.

24. Microwave Lemon-Horseradish Sole

Microwave Lemon-Horseradish Sole
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I won’t tell anybody how you did it. They certainly won’t guess. Recipe here.

25. Loaded Microwave-Baked Potato

Loaded Microwave-Baked Potato
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Recipe here.

26. Microwave Monkey Bread

Microwave Monkey Bread
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Recipe here.

27. Microwave Salmon en Papillote

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

28. Microwave Chicken Penne Al Fresco

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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. Recipe here.

29. Microwave-Baked Apples in a Bag

Microwave-Baked Apples in a Bag
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Easy as pie. Much easier, actually. Recipe here.

30. Microwave “Fried” Rice

Microwave "Fried" Rice
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Recipe here.

31. Toasted Nuts in the Microwave

Toasted Nuts in the Microwave
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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. Instructions here.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/nuke-your-food

Have you tried any of the recipes?  Let me know what you think.

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