5 Outrageously Delicious Things You Can Make in Your Microwave

Microwave Peanut Brittle is an easy holiday food gift

5 Outrageously Delicious Things You Can Make in Your Microwave ~ get ready to have your mind blown ~ there are so many cool things you can do with your microwave besides heating up leftover pizza.


5 Outrageously Delicious Things You Can Make in Your Microwave ~ Inside of a microwave oven

Isn’t microwave cooking unhealthy?

  • No!  There’s a misconception that microwave cooking is unhealthy, I’m not sure where that started from.  Possibly the myth stemmed from the fact that so many people heat convenience foods in the microwave.  When you use whole foods, microwaving is one of the healthiest methods of cooking, it does a better job of preserving vitamins and minerals than just about all other forms of cooking.  This is mostly due to the fact that the cooking time is shorter in a microwave, and there is less water involved, which translates to less chance for all those nutrients to escape.  So microwave with confidence, people!

 


Microwave Citrus Curd

This is one of my favorite things to do, and if you’re a citrus lover like I am, you’ll be glad to learn that you can make silky tangy curd out of any citrus fruit you love, right in the microwave, in a matter of minutes.  The curd pictured below is blood orange, but you can use lemon, navel orange, tangerine, grapefruit, or virtually ANY citrus fruit.  This is SO good.

blood orange curd made in the microwave

 


Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

Slice your potatoes super thin, coat them in a little evoo, and microwave for a few minutes.  Add a touch of salt and ~ voila!  A healthy snack at the push of a button.  This works for other types of potatoes, too, like blue, or sweet potatoes.

Easy and healthy Microwave Potato Chips!

 


Microwave Peanut Brittle

OMG just try this once and you’ll be making it for the rest of your life, I swear.  It’s perfectly light and crunchy, delicious, and SO giftable.  Once you fine tune it for your particular microwave, you’re home free.  Experiment with different nuts.

A stack of Microwave Peanut Brittle

 


Marbleized Chocolate Bark

This might just be the prettiest thing ever to come out of your microwave!

Marbleized Chocolate Bark --- a recipe for the prettiest dessert ever!

 

 


Instant Microwave Mac & Cheese

This is a hack every hangry person needs to memorize.  The microwave turns a handful of ingredients into an ooey gooey mug of mac and cheese right before your eyes.  You’re welcome.

Instant Microwave macarone and cheese for one

 

Of course the list doesn’t end here, there are so many more amazing recipes you can make in the microwave ~

 

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    alexandra
    October 12, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I hope I do not bring laurels to Athens, –
    I put the ice cream container in the microwave for just a few secs at 400 and is ready to scoop, than back to the freezer, – no harm!

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    Monday Musings, October 1 • Nourish and Nestle
    October 1, 2018 at 6:30 am

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    Pamela
    September 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    There are many cooking teachers/recipe developers/cookbook writers here in Japan that do nothing but microwave cooking. One lady does nothing but DEVELOP RECIPES for the microwave for EVERYTHING and has written cookbooks for them some of them several hundred pages long!! But there are many many others. I found 14 Amazon Japan pages of microwave cookbooks for every kind of cooking you can imagine all in the microwave!

    Your recipes look like just the thing I’d like to make! Thank you for these yummy treat ideas!

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      Sue
      September 30, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Now you’ve got me fascinated…I’m going to spend some time on google tonight!

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    Tricia
    September 30, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I use my microwave all the time but never for anything like this! I’ve been missing out – yummy stuff!

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    Dannii
    September 30, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I never knew about the potato chips. We love making chocolate mug cakes in ours.

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    Laine
    September 30, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Absolute “safe” message is a benefit! The sooth sayers shall now “shut-up” my parents sent me a microwave in’76, a “Litton”, Oh did we have a time!!! Thank goodness for the incredible recipe/in depth instruction book…our son was a newborn & I graduated into making all his “baby food”, back to working @ 6 wks it was my god send….these are great recipes! Especially my favorite food! Lemon Curd, definitely should be a food-group…Thankyou once again, my gem in leadership of weekly cooking! I try & make everything…?

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    Lauren Vavala @ DeliciousLittleBites
    September 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

    This is so fun! I had no idea you could microwave potato chips – definitely have to try that!

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      Sue
      September 30, 2018 at 10:18 am

      I really do think the microwave performs magic, and the chips are a great example, they’re so quick, and crunchy :)

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    Eden | Sweet Tea and Thyme
    September 30, 2018 at 9:11 am

    All of these look amazing! I can’t even choose which one is my fave, but I know that mac and cheese and that citrus curd are calling my name right now!

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    Marisa Moore
    September 30, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I’m so impressed! I will have to try these. Curious how long the chips stay crisp?

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      Sue
      September 30, 2018 at 10:18 am

      They are just like regular chips once done, they stay crisp! But they don’t tend to hang around too long ;)

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    Chris Scheuer
    September 30, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I agree, I’d be lost without my microwave. It is quite magical and you’ve proved it with all these wonderful recipes!

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    Holly Flaxbeard
    September 30, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Great reminder that the microwave is a powerful cooking tool that we have in our kitchens that is often overlooked. I love making lemon curd in the microwave and will have to try some of your other ideas.

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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    September 30, 2018 at 8:27 am

    What a great post. The poor microwave gets lost in all the Instant pot hype. Great ideas Sue.

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