15 Delicious Dishes to Make in the Microwave


How to make delicious dishes in the microwave that are simple and easy to make for dinner and dessert.  These yummy microwave recipes include penne al fresco, macaroni and cheese, polenta, mashed potatoes, sweet potato chips, cake in a mug, microwave cookie and mini lemon meringue pies.  Your family will love these quick and easy microwave meals.


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Microwave Meals

Microwave Meals

1.  Grilled Chicken Penne Al Fresco ~ This colorful pasta dish looks absolutely delicious!  You don’t even have to boil pasta in a pot of water.  The entire dish is cooked in the microwave!

Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes

2.  Microwave Smashed Potatoes ~ Enlist the microwave for help when making mashed potatoes.  Kick it up a notch with a southwest, roasted garlic and cheddar and bacon variation. Healthy Microwave Recipes

3.  Sweet Potato Chips ~ Sliced sweet potato chips make a wonderful crispy snack with the added perk of being healthy!  {wink}  Make them sweet or spicy to satisfy picky palettes.

Microwave Dish

4.  How to Make Polenta ~ Quickly make homemade polenta in the microwave.  It’s made with water, cornmeal and a dash of salt.

Low Calorie Meals

Low Calorie Recipes

5.  Braided Salmon ~ Freshly chopped ginger and green onions plus a little bit of soy sauce equals a tasty but oh-so-simple salmon recipe that meets the need for a great meal.

Healthy Microwave Meals

6.  Lemon Shrimp with Rice ~ A delicious fuss-free meal that only requires 10 minutes of prep and has easy clean up because only one dish is used.

Dinner Meals

Microwave Dinners

7.  Beat-the-Clock Chili ~ Chili is always in season and when you make it in the microwave, well, that makes it so much easier! Based on the traditional Mexican combination of spices, peppers and beans this chili will knock your flip flops off and undoubtedly start some conversations at the dinner table.

Meals in the Microwave

Microwave Dinner

8.  5 Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese ~ A simple rich and creamy macaroni and cheese recipe with Cheddar and whole milk.

Microwave Desserts

 9.  Five Minute Cake in a Mug  ~ This chocolate cake in a mug looks absolutely scrumptious!  How fantastic that it’s cooked in a mug?!  This treat would be perfect for a neighbor gift, a sweet indulgence, slumber parties, Mother’s Day, or even a teacher’s gift.  The best part is that they are cooked in the microwave and uses minimal ingredients!

Microwave Desserts

10.  Microwave Oreo S’Mores ~ Now this is a s’more I could get in to! No fire necessary, you can do this in the microwave, making it easy and super kid friendly. Fun for movie night or even party treats.

Microwave Dessert

11.  Microwave Caramel Corn ~ Follow this tutorial to learn how to make microwave caramel popcorn at home.   A yummy snack for the kids or the perfect concession for movie night in.

Easy Cookie Recipes

Easy Cookie Recipes

12.  Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ Chocolate chip cookies are an all time American classic cookie.  This single serving cookie recipe uses half the sugar and whole wheat pastry flour which makes it healthier!

Microwave Cookie Recipe

13.  Microwave Deep Dish Cookie ~ This deep dish cookie is perfect when you’re craving something sweet.  All of the ingredients are mixed in the ramekin and microwaves for only a minute.

Simple Desserts

Simple Desserts

14.  Mini Lemon Meringue Pies ~ This sweet and tart melt-in-your-mouth confection is easy to make and tastes just like its namesake!

Healthy Recipes

15.  Summer Apple Dessert ~ I love apple pie, and since I’m always on the hunt for a simple and healthy recipe I thought this sounded like a good substitute.  The recipe is so simple your kids could make it.  Wouldn’t it be a fun after school snack for the kiddos?

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