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29 Quick And Easy Microwave Recipes (For People With Zero Time)

24 mayo, 2021

Although many of us continue to work at home due to the pandemic, and in theory we have more time to cook, organizing all the meals for the week is not easy. That is why we have chosen these 29 Quick And Easy Microwave Recipes (For People With Zero Time), to facilitate – as far as possible – the preparation of the daily menus.

We have searched for tasty recipes from both main dishes as side dishes and of course many sweets and desserts that they make us happy in these days. On the way, so we give more use to the microwave, a very practical appliance that unfortunately we only use to heat breakfast milk or reheat leftovers, and that -as you will see-, it can give us a lot of play in the kitchen.

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1. Easy Microwave Snacks and Snacks

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Although we do not realize it, easy to make quick snacks and snacking recipes using the microwave, while we cook other dishes in the conventional oven or on our fire, ceramic hob or induction hob. For example, these almonds fried in the microwave are delicious, and something similar happens with the traditional microwave popcorn made by us at home.

Even one of the most classic recipes of our gastronomy, the potato omelette can be made in the microwave, and it is really delicious. Obviously, it curdles in the pan after cooking the potatoes in the micro.


LG MH6535GDH Microwave Grill Smart Inverter Microwave 1000 W, Grill 900 W, Micro + Grill 1450 W, 25 liters capacity, LED display, Steam Bowl, Inner plate 292 mm, Color White

LG MH6535GDH Microwave Grill Smart Inverter Microwave 1000 W, Grill 900 W, Micro + Grill 1450 W, 25 liters capacity, LED display, Steam Bowl, Inner plate 292 mm, Color White

2. Light recipes for starters, for diet or for dinner

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Surely when you have seen this clam casserole with white wine you will not have imagined that they are prepared with the microwave oven, except for being included in this compilation. Something similar happens with light and tasty poached eggs, which are very easy to make with the microwave oven, and which we can use at dinners, breakfasts and to top off many recipes.

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It is also very easy to make this mushroom and walnut cake, a gluten-free recipe that everyone will like and that is perfect for sharing as it is easily rationed, just like this fake seafood mousse, which is used for a starter, dinner or for an elegant snack and which is similar to this other recipe for bonito cake.

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3. Side dishes made in the microwave

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The most popular garrisons, like white rice, they are perfect in the microwave, especially if you use a good appliance that combines convection, grill, microwave, and steam cooking techniques like this one.

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You can also use the microwave to prepare some wonderful cooked-roasted potatoes in ten minutes, which can serve as a starter if you fill them, or as a garnish for meat or fish recipes, or serve as the base for any recipe that includes cooked potatoes, such as a Russian salad among others.

4. Strong dishes in the microwave to look (very) good

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Few ingredients are as grateful as fish to cook in the microwave. Recipes as appetizing as the hake slices in the microwave that you have on this paragraph, are ready in less than ten minutes and leave everyone delighted.

The same happens when we use the technique of the paper in the microwave, with magnificent results as in this hake with carrots, bimi and its cream, or in the always juicy salmon papillote with vegetables, which can solve many meals when you do not have almost time to cook.

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The cod is also ready, with the flakes perfectly separated as you can see in the image, after going through the microwave for only two minutes. The vegetables are made at the same time in this cod papillote recipe that you have to try yes or yes.

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We finished the recipes with seafood with another recipe very easy to make: that of cuttlefish with potatoes in the microwave with brava sauce, perfect for a second course but also ideal to share at aperitif time with some very cold beers.

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Moving on to meat recipes, the microwave can also help us to prepare very colorful recipes such as this pork tenderloin with salt with orange sauce, which we have made in a very short time thanks to the microwave.

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The turkey curry in five minutes is also luxurious, perfect for a second course or the stuffed chicken breasts, with red fruit sauce, a colorful and tasty dish that will make you look very good when you prepare it.

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5. Sweets and desserts to enjoy in the microwave

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Nothing as nice as making desserts using the microwave. Many of the traditional recipes have their preparation time significantly reduced when using this appliance. Such is the case of the microwave custard recipe, a simple preparation that will delight everyone who tries it, or the homemade toffee, ready in just six minutes.

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Equally delicious and equally fast They are the recipes for the pastry cream in five minutes or the one you have above this paragraph, the recipe for the lemmon curd made with the microwave, two quick recipes that I always use in my dessert preparations at home when I have to use one of those ingredients. They never fail and are done in a volley.

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The microwave can also be used to make cakes and dough, perfect for breakfasts and snacks. Good proof is this carrot cake for dummies, ready in just 15 minutes, or the classic cakes made with the foam siphon and baked in the microwave in a plastic cup.

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We finish with five other dessert recipes that will come in handy since With the microwave they can be ready in about fifteen minutes so they are perfect when we want to look good and we have very little time to make them.

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Thus, we propose the pear and banana crumble, the apple pie in 15 minutes, the quick microwave brownie, the express quince jelly, or the applesauce and raisins in red wine, all of them delicious and ultra-fast.

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In case you still want more, remember that a long time ago we made a compilation with the best recipes for mug-cakes, the individual desserts that are cooked in the microwave in a breakfast cup, where you can find another nine dessert recipes.


Lékué - Steam case, With tray, Green, 1 - 2 people (650 ml)

Lékué – Steam case, With tray, Green, 1 – 2 people (650 ml)