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1. 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

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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

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No more scrubbing bacon grease off of your favorite skillet. Instructions here.

4. 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

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

6. 2-Minute French Toast

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Syrup to taste, as usual. Recipe here.

7. Vegan, Grain-Free Microwave English Muffin

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All about those nukes and crannies! Recipe here.

8. Microwave Peanut Brittle

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Recipe here.

9. 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

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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

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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

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Recipe here.

13. 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

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Satisfy that snack craving ASAP. Recipe here.

15. 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

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This classic beef dish is seriously impressive. Recipe here.

17. 1-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

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Comfort food, at its finest. Recipe here.

19. 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

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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

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And, look how pretty! Recipe here.

22. 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

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

24. 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

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Recipe here.

26. Microwave Monkey Bread

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Recipe here.

27. 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

 

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

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Easy as pie. Much easier, actually. Recipe here.

30. Microwave “Fried” Rice

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Recipe here.

31. 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.

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