Microwaves: Techniques, Care, Guides & Recipes

Your microwave oven can be used for more than heating up leftovers. Learn the secrets to this kitchen must-have with our microwave recipes, tips, techniques and more.

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      Microwave Silent Mode Is a Thing—Here’s How to Activate It

      Ever wish you could turn off the sound of your microwave timer? Good news: Microwave silent mode exists. Here's how...


      The Best Countertop Microwave for Your Family, According to Kitchen Pros

      Need to upgrade your microwave? Our Test Kitchen tested the most popular models to find the best countertop microwave options...


      How to Make Paper Bag Popcorn, Step by Step

      Making paper bag popcorn in the microwave is one of the easiest ways to make the homemade version of your...


      This Is How to Make Perfect Microwave Mashed Potatoes

      Looking for the perfect side dish? These microwave mashed potatoes are a quick and easy answer.

      Vegetable Potpie

      We raised our daughters as vegetarians. I wanted to give them more options than just pizza and pasta, so when...


      Chocolate Pecan Fudge

      Even though fudge is a classic at Christmastime, people are excited for this chocolate pecan fudge year-round. Switch out the...

      Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti Squash Bowl

      This spaghetti squash bowl has a light cream sauce, along with fresh sage and crispy bacon. I love spaghetti squash...


      Butternut Squash Burrito Bowl

      2 reviews

      This butternut squash burrito bowl is an easy-to-prep dinner that combines fresh ingredients with wholesome convenience foods. It comes together...


      Can You Really Make Sweetened Condensed Milk in the Microwave?

      Milk. Sugar. Microwave. Is it possible that these three simple items are all you need to make sweetened condensed milk...


      This Banana Bread Recipe Only Takes Five Minutes…in Your Microwave!

      There's no need for kneading with banana bread.

      No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

      These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


      Easy Puppy Chow

      1 review

      This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there's less messy measuring. And it makes enough...


      Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Snack Mix

      3 reviews

      I love chocolate-covered strawberries, but that's a treat you want to make only on special occasions. With a little experimenting,...


      We Tried 10 Brands of Microwave Popcorn. These Are the 4 You Should Buy.

      You've got your movie queued up, you're in your comfy clothes—all that's left is picking the perfect snack. Lucky for...


      9 Microwave Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

      Unless you want to damage your microwave beyond repair or start a fire in your home, trust us on this—and...

      Peanut Butter Cookie In A Mug

      2 reviews

      This peanut butter cookie in a mug is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to...


      Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

      8 reviews

      I've tried different variations of these cakes for my family and this chocolate peanut butter mug cake is a winner!...



      Why Using Your Microwave’s Popcorn Button Is a Bad Idea

      Pressing the "popcorn" button couldn't be easier, but it almost definitely won't yield the best popcorn. Here's what to do...


      Red, White and Blue Crunch Mix

      1 review

      My colorful snack mix makes a festive treat for a large group or potluck or even to bring as a...


      Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Tacos

      Who knew that spaghetti squash could be so amazing stuffed inside tacos? This unique recipe is a whole new take...


      Apple Pie Snack Mix

      ????I love homemade apple pie, but I needed a simple sweet treat for my boys that we could take on...


      Omaha Steaks’ New Microwave Meals Are Insanely Delicious

      The mail-order steak company's new offerings are perfect for the nights you just can't cook dinner.

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      Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

      I love mushrooms and am learning how to make heartier dishes out of my old favorites. This delicious vegan cream...


      Here Are 16 Ways Your Microwave Can Help You Cook

      Think your microwave is only good for heating frozen dinners? Use these microwave hacks to froth milk, soften sugar and...


      Chicken Satay Noodles

      1 review

      This recipe is so quick and easy. It was given to me by a friend and it tastes just like...


      27 Microwave Recipes Your College Kid Can Make

      With these microwave recipe for college students, the student in your life can spend more time hitting the books and...


      16 Dinners You Can Actually Make in the Microwave

      Some days are just too hot to turn on the oven. These microwave meals are here for you when those...


      Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

      3 reviews

      Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....