Decadent Tapioca Pudding

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by puppitypup

A quick and easy microwave dish that tastes like you spent hours whipping it up. This is my stepped up version with more flavor than the bland recipe on the box. Tapioca is my favorite comfort food, but hubby and I have an ongoing disagreement about whether it should be served chilled - I like it slightly warm, hubby likes it chilled. Unfortunately, it sometimes disappears before it's chilled enough for his liking...shh, don't tell him!

Top Review by chezcarol

Followed the recipe exactly (only using less sugar, as the original recipe on the back of the Minute Tapioca box only uses 1/3 cup), and it overflowed in the microwave, leaving pudding spilled everywhere. I'll keep using to the stovetop method from now on, this shortcut isn't really worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, tapioca, milk, egg and salt in large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. (Use a bowl where your ingredients only come up half way so there's room to boil without boiling over.).
  2. Cook at full power, stirring every 2-3 minutes until mixture comes to a full boil. Should take about 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Stir in vanilla and cool. Pudding thickens as it cools.
  4. If desired, place plastic wrap on surface of pudding as it cools.
  5. NOTE: you can make this on the stovetop if you prefer.

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