Easy Microwave Meals

Easy Microwave Meals

Just because you cook with the microwave doesn’t mean you can’t cook. Not everyone has the time to pull out pots and pans to make an elaborate meal. Here are 20 delicious dishes that you can make with the push of a button! And they taste so good that nobody will know your secret.


Microwave Porcupine Meatballs: A quick and easy way to make the kids happy.

Fake Baked Sweet Potato: Why wait for Thanksgiving to have a sweet potato? You can make these all year long. They’re great as a side with roasted poultry or meat.

Microwave Corn Pudding: A super-simple version of the Kentucky classic, with a bit of spice!

Mare’s All Rotten Potatoes
: Don't let the name throw you- these creamy potatoes with onions, cheese, and sour cream are darn good!

Soft Polenta in the Microwave: A little bit of cheese adds a lot of flavor to this easy dish.

Main Courses

Microwave Chicken Nuggets: This is a fabulous recipe to keep in the refrigerator if you have young kids. These nuggets can be ready in less than 15 minutes.

Microwave Ravioli Casserole: A ridiculously easy and absurdly tasty beef ravioli casserole you can make right in the microwave. Great for serving the kids after a long day!

Ziploc Zip n’ Steam Omelets: If you use Ziploc's Zip N' Steam bags, you can make an easy microwave omelet!

Microwave Tuna Casserole: This is the easy way of making this delicious tuna casserole. It tastes just as good as it would if it was cooked in the oven or stove top.

Microwave Chicken Dinner for One: When you live alone, you’re always looking for simple, balanced meals that are easy to prepare. This delicious chicken dish is easy to make, and with the addition of peas, corn and green beans, it gives you your daily dose of veggies.

Shrimp Etouffee: This is a very easy shrimp etouffee recipe that utilizes your microwave!  I usually add four dashes of hot pepper sauce to the dish, but bring the hot stuff to the table in case someone wants a zestier dinner!

Microwave Mexican Casserole: Super simple to make in the microwave, with a crispy base of tortilla chips.

Microwave Hot Chicken Salad Pitas: Pack a pita for a great lunch at the office. You can also make it with tuna.

Microwave Taco Beef Soup: A great taste and nothing could be easier!

Stuffed Rolled Chicken Breast: Done in the microwave, it's quick and easy. The combination of the soup and sour cream really makes a delicious sauce.


Microwave Peanut Brittle: Candy-making takes on a new, easier light with the aid of your microwave.

Microwave Fudge: Cut out the time-consuming saucepan and make delicious fudge in a snap,

Coffee Mug Chocolate Cake: This can be whipped up and ready in five minutes. Serve warm on a cold winter day with chocolate syrup and ice cream.

Microwave Apple Crisp: This apple crisp is easy, quick, and yummy. It's perfect with vanilla ice cream and it's a good fall recipe when apples are plentiful.

Calico Snowballs: A luscious treat for anyone who loves coconut or marshmallows. Best of all, you can cook it in the microwave!

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