Microwave Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 1002
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: 4.5 stars 987
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.

Chili Cheese Dip V

Rating: 4.5 stars 113
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 stars 28
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: 4.5 stars 1161
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 Meatloaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
This microwave meatloaf recipe is quick, easy, and ready to eat in 45 minutes. It will be ready by the time you finish the creamed potatoes!

Schweineruckbraten (Microwave Loin of Pork)

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
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: 4.5 stars 268
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: 4.5 stars 36
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: 4.5 stars 1886
Make an individual-size dessert using this decadent recipe for microwave chocolate mug cake.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 549
Crisp, tender fresh corn cobs cooked in the microwave in just minutes.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Meals You Should Be Making In Your Microwave
Make impressive meals straight out of the microwave with this helpful collection of recipes.
17 Best Desserts You Can Make Quickly in Your Microwave
Did you know your microwave can do more than just heat up leftovers? It's also a dessert-making machine that can drastically slash the time that stands between you and a sweet treat. We've rounded up 17 of our favorite desserts you can make quickly with a microwave. Some are ready as soon as the timer pings, and some need to cool down and firm up, but all of them are ridiculously easy.