25 Microwave Meals

Whether you're too hot to cook a meal or just pressed for time, these clever microwave dishes will get your family fed in a flash - and won't raise the heat in the kitchen!

Part of: Kids & Family: Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Chunky Chicken Nachos

"I was able to come home from work and put this together in 10 minutes! It tasted excellent."

-Love2Cook76

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One-Dish Microwave Spaghetti

"It was fast and I love that. I will use again if in a time crunch."

-LILTEXQT

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Salmon Teriyaki

"So easy and quick! We loved the flavor, and the green onion and sesame seeds were a lovely finish."

-Derf

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"Toasted" Grilled Cheese

"Great sandwich. I would have never thought to do a 'grilled cheese' sandwich in the microwave oven. "

-Maryland Jim

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Simple Chicken & Sausage Paella

"A great spicy meal all cooked in the microwave and in one dish — what could be easier? This is a definite keeper."

-Night Owl

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Cheesy Tomatoes

"What a discovery. My entire family raved about this dish and has requested that I make it again."

-NorthwestGal

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Broccoli Ham Stroganoff

"It turned out excellent. My son, who can be a little picky, ate all that was left!"

-Mike McCartney

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Tomato Pizza Soup

"Excellent and easy! To add fun, I let the kids crunch up a few Doritos on top of it and left out the pepperoni."

-Andreazaar

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Microwave Salmon Fillets

"It doesn't get any simpler than this! I'd never microwaved salmon before and was pleasantly surprised how simple and moist this was."

-lazyme

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Twice-Baked Potatoes (Microwave)

"I really enjoy twice-baked potatoes, but the traditional method takes such a long time. This is quick and so easy. I used fresh chives in place of the green onions and added in some Greek yogurt too!"

-PaulaG

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Vegetable Rigatoni

"This wonderful dish is a great way to get those veggies into your diet. The melted cheese really puts this dish over the top!"

-Merlot

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Microwave Garlic Prawns

"Wow! If you want something delicious, easy and quick, this is the recipe for you. Made some garlic bread to mop up the sauce, and I haven't heard my husband rave about his dinner this much in quite a while!"

-Elkaybee

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Microwave Fried Rice

"So easy and so very tasty. The simplicity of this recipe would earn it five stars on its own! After a very bad day at work, this was such a great treat to throw together."

-Kim127

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One Step Chili

"This is super easy! I love how you can switch up the ingredients and the fact that it cooks so fast!"

-Ms Lady LoLa

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Lemony Waldorf Fish Fillets

"This is a brand-new take on fish. I would not have thought to mix Waldorf salad basics with stuffing and then use it as a fish topping! A real delight."

-Annacia

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Creamy Ham Casserole

"This recipe is just the thing to help use up that leftover ham. I like the fact that all the ingredients were things I had in the fridge already — no extra trips to the store to buy ingredients for this one!"

-Chef mama

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Southwestern Rice Bowl

"This was great for a portable lunch. I took it into work, reheated it in the microwave and everyone at my lunch table thought it looked and tasted fabulous!"

-ksduffster

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Creamy Microwave Mac and Cheese

"This is the easiest and best mac and cheese I've ever made. Try adding a teaspoon of dry brown mustard and a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce."

-CowboysChick

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Turkey Meatballs

"These have been a staple in my family's diet for three years since I originally reviewed them. Thank you for this delicious, healthy and easy recipe that we all enjoy!"

-Wind in the Canyon

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Parmesan & Cream Cheese Pasta Sauce

"Incredibly quick, easy and very rich sauce. A great sauce to add things to; mushrooms, bacon, peas etc."

-zamgirl

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Microwave Cabbage Soup

"I thought this soup would be fairly ordinary, but healthy. In fact, it was delicious. This is an excellent, flavorful soup."

-Jenny Sanders

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Hamburger Patties

"Was looking for something quick, easy and tasty to do with hamburger tonight and found this lovely patty recipe. They were very good and not a lot of trouble to put together."

-Derf

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Veggies & Couscous

"Outstanding! Easy to make, quick and healthy; you can't beat that!"

-loof

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Chicken Ranch Tacos

"These tacos are so very good. I loved the addition of creamy ranch. The only bad thing was that they disappeared so quickly!"

-jnpj

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Broccoli & Rice Casserole

"This was super easy and delicious! The casserole turned out perfectly, and was ready in just 20 minutes!"

-Kim D.

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