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Microwave recipes

46 Recipes
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Make these wonderfully simple microwave meals to save yourself time and money! No need to stress about the oven for these starters, mains and desserts.

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  • Microwave chilli

    Microwave chilli

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    For a super speedy supper, try Jack Monroe's vegetarian kidney bean chilli - a great way to get 2 of your 5-a-day in this microwavable, midweek meal

  • Chocolate microwave mug cakes with napkin and spoons

    Microwave mug cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.359 ratings

    Need a quick chocolate fix? Try making this easy microwave mug cake with storecupboard ingredients. It's even more delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • Microwave scrambled eggs with toast

    Microwave scrambled eggs

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Rustle up a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs in no time – this protein-rich dish takes just four minutes in the microwave

  • Microwave penne pappa al pomodoro

    Microwave penne pappa al pomodoro

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    This perfect pasta dish for one can be whipped up in just 25 minutes using only a microwave - ideal for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner

  • Microwave peanut butter and jam brownies

    Microwave brownies

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Forget microwave mug cakes - if you're after some serious indulgence in just 15 minutes, this easy chocolate, peanut butter and jam brownie recipe is sure to hit the spot

  • Leeky salmon in a parcel

    Leeky salmon in a parcel

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.50 ratings

    Assemble the parcels a few hours ahead, zap in the microwave, and that's supper ready

  • Microwave risotto primavera

    Microwave risotto primavera

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.13 ratings

    A classic recipe with a cheat's method – just pop this in the microwave for speedy results. It's high in fibre and folic acid, and low in fat

  • Microwave butternut squash risotto

    Microwave butternut squash risotto

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.24 ratings

    Make this easy risotto in the microwave to feed the family – it's a good source of vitamin C, counts as one of your 5-a-day and it's ready in under 30 minutes

  • Microwave jambalaya

    Microwave jambalaya

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.20 ratings

    Try this superhealthy, traditionally spicy recipe

  • Microwave banana pudding

    Microwave banana pudding

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.122 ratings

    This pud will be a hit with all the family, and it only takes 20 minutes to make

  • Microwave shakshuka served on a tray

    Microwave shakshuka

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Whip up shakshuka, a Middle Eastern favourite, in just 10 minutes. Perfect for brunch, lunch or supper, it's healthy and a great option for a budget meal

  • Easy sweet & sour chicken

    Easy sweet & sour chicken

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.280 ratings

    Ditch the takeaway and make our simple sweet and sour chicken recipe. This speedy Chinese-style rice dish is ready in under 30 minutes and packed with zingy flavours

  • Microwave chocolate cake

    Microwave chocolate cake

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.32 ratings

    Edwina Hanslo's delicious and super quick chocolate cake with a creamy ganache is the perfect choice for busy mums

  • Microwave coffee & walnut cake

    Microwave coffee & walnut cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.28 ratings

    Good Food reader Catherine Dunkley shares her super-quick and easy recipe for the perfect last-minute coffee and walnut cake

  • Microwave mug cakes with raspberries on a tea-towel

    Vegan mug cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.33 ratings

    Bake a simple vegan mug cake in the microwave – you can have it ready in under 10 minutes to satisfy a craving. Serve with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream

  • Microwaved squash colcannon served in a bowl

    Microwaved squash colcannon

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Pop this super-easy butternut squash colcannon in the microwave for a colourful festive side dish that saves on saucepans. Serve mashed with kale

  • Microwave biryani

    Microwave biryani

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Quick and easy, this spicy supper for two is perfect for using up the vegetables you have in your fridge, plus it can be cooked in one pot in the microwave

  • Summer fruits jam

    Summer fruits jam

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.15 ratings

    This delicious microwave jam from Good Food reader Karen Rowe couldn't be easier to make, and it's perfect served with freshly baked scones

  • Sweet & spicy popcorn

    Sweet & spicy popcorn

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Ready in under 10 minutes, this snack is great eaten warm or stored as a snack to stave off hunger between meals

  • Banana bread & butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.48 ratings

    A microwave pud that will have the family thinking you've been cooking for hours

  • Easy noodles

    Easy noodles

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.23 ratings

    This simple version of a Malaysian classic is microwaved in a single bowl - an easy supper for 4

  • Microwave boozy fudge

    Microwave boozy fudge

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.27 ratings

    Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift – no sugar thermometer required

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