By "cook" we mean deliver crisp textures and complex flavors associated with the dry heat of the much slower regular oven. We wanted a quick, moist meat loaf, for example, or a genuinely creamy risotto that takes half the stovetop time and requires half the amount of stirring.
First, you won't want to miss these Microwave Sweet Potato Chips. You'll need a mandoline to slice the potato thin enough to crisp. The results are delicious and easy, sans the hassle of the oven.
Cod with Fennel and Orange
Substitute pecans, walnuts, peanuts, or pine nuts for almonds, if you prefer.
Asparagus and Lemon Risotto
This risotto is not covered while microwaving. Be sure you are using at least a 2-quart bowl to allow plenty of room for the liquid to boil.
Everyday Meat Loaf
Quick Breakfast Tostada
Microwave Smashed Potatoes
Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Fudge
Caramelized Onion-Stuffed Baked Potato
Soft Chicken Tacos
Ham and Cheese Hash Browns
This recipe resembles a hearty potato hash and is a great use for leftover ham. Cooked entirely in the microwave, it's ready to eat in less than 15 minutes, so pair it with fresh fruit or a salad for a truly effortless dinner.
Microwave Bacon Brittle
Making brittle doesn't get much easier than this! Forget the stovetop and candy thermometer, this microwave masterpiece is ready in under an hour.