Microwave Recipes

Why heat up the kitchen when you can use the microwave? It can do a whole lot more than just popcorn!

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Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Rating: 4.53 stars
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This pudding whips up in no time in your microwave... great for when you're craving a quick chocolate fix! Stir in some chopped bananas before chilling for a nutrition boost.

Potato Chips

Rating: 4.53 stars
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Make your own potato chips using your microwave. A tasty and easy alternative to store-bought potato chips (not to mention economical)! A mandoline would make slicing the potato into paper thin slices a breeze.

Microwave Baked Potato

Rating: 4.16 stars
385
If you want the yummy taste of a slowly baked potato but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know-how to bake it in an oven, this is for you. Give it 12 minutes and get a mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling treat.

Chili Cheese Dip V

Rating: 4.63 stars
111
A delicious, quick and easy dip that will disappear as soon as it's ready! My children love this one!

Southwest Chicken Casserole

Rating: 4.13 stars
30
A 15 minute microwave casserole. Can substitute canned white albacore tuna for the canned white chicken. Casserole is as casserole does! Serve with mexicorn and green salad if desired.

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.72 stars
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I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.

Shelby's Microwave Meat Loaf

Rating: 4.6 stars
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Great meat loaf, quick, easy and ready to eat in 45 minutes. It will be ready by the time you get the creamed potatoes ready!

Schweineruckbraten (Microwave Loin of Pork)

Rating: 4.64 stars
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This is a microwave recipe for small cuts of pork loin (1 to 2 lbs). This is a great recipe for college students who don't have a regular oven in their rooms.

Basic Microwave Risotto

Rating: 4.56 stars
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Microwave Risotto is great because of its forgiving nature; if you forget it for a half hour, nothing is lost. Also, it is a wonderful clean-out-the-fridge, use-your-imagination, I-just-bounced-five-checks recipe. It reheats well too. You can use margarine or olive oil in place of the butter, and you can use apple juice or white grape juice in place of the wine.

Gourmet Microwave Popcorn

Rating: 4.63 stars
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I keep a jar of popcorn kernels and a small bottle of fancy olive oil in my office. Much better than microwave popcorn, and tastier too.

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.48 stars
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This is my own version of the chocolate microwave mug cake. This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes! Chocolate chips make this recipe even better.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.62 stars
538
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!
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Cinnamon Apples

Rating: 4.53 stars
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I created this recipe last fall, and my family loved it! It is a nice warm side dish for those chilly autumn nights.