From this page you’ll find microwave recipes for many of your favourite dishes. The microwave recipes I have selected for you are grouped into the categories listed below.
- Breakfasts – The first and most important meal of the day. Using a microwave to prepare your breakfasts will save you valuable time in the mornings.
- Main Meals – Large meals including lunch, dinner, supper or tea can all be cooked in the microwave. Choose from our microwave recipes to help you prepare the main courses of your daily main meals.
- Side Dishes – Recipes for cooking foods such as pasta or rice which can accompany main meals.
- Snacks – if you’re looking for a light, quick bite to eat in between meals
- Appetisers /Starters – usually served just before the main meal / main course to stimulate the appetite
- Desserts – Recipes for hot or cold sweet dishes such as fruit pies, ice cream or puddings, eaten after the main meal. Some desserts such as a cheese platter are not sweet.
- Drinks – You can use the microwave to prepare hot beverages. Some posh restaurants even use the microwave to warm expensive wine to the optimum temperature!
Benefits of Cooking Microwave Recipes
The main benefits of cooking food in the microwave are…
- Speed – Microwave ovens usually cook food quicker than conventional methods. A jacket potato for example takes 1 hour in a normal oven, but only 10 minutes in the microwave!
- Less Cleaning – Many microwave recipes can be served or even eaten from the same dish they were prepared in. This will save you from having to wash additional pots, oven racks or your stove after you prepare your meals
- Health – Cooking microwave recipes often requires less water and shorter cooking times than stove top cooking. This means that less nutrients are lost from the food during the cooking process leaving more to nourish your body.
- Energy Saving – Microwave cooking can be up to 81% more energy efficient than conventional cooking.
Microwave Recipes with other Appliances
Some of the microwave recipes here will require another simple cooking appliance such as a toaster, a kettle or a blowtorch! to carry out part of the cooking process. This is because the standard microwave oven as amazing as it is, in most cases, simply just won’t brown or toast. The toaster would be used to toast the bread before using the microwave to melt the cheese when making cheese on toast. The kettle may be used speed up the process of boiling a large amount of water before cooking microwave boiled potatoes. Nothing beats a blowtorch for sealing meat before cooking it the microwave oven.