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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    Raspberry Ricotta Mug Cake

    Who wouldn't want to dig in to a personal cake? Mug cakes are such a fun, casual treat, and you can make as few or as many as you need. The raspberry and ricotta combination makes for a tender crumb that bursts with fresh flavor. —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah

    Our Place Wonder Oven Review: The Easy-Bake Oven for Adults

    With six different cooking methods baked-in, the Our Place Wonder Oven is like a better, more aesthetic Easy-Bake oven...

    This $15 Container Makes Perfect Pasta in the Microwave

    Perfect pasta dishes don't have to take hours. Say goodbye to boiling water and draining noodles—the Nordic Ware microwave pasta...

    Oreo Mousse Cake

    3 reviews

    Oreo mousse cake is so simple to put together, but it tastes as decadent as fancy restaurant desserts. Have fun...

    How to Make Ramen in the Microwave and Flavor It Just Right

    Like boxed mac and cheese, ramen is an iconic quick meal to make in a pinch. But did you know...

    How to Make Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

    You can microwave spaghetti squash for a great low-carb side dish or entree. This cooking method is the quickest way...

    Can You Microwave Cardboard?

    You need an easy dinner and there's leftover takeout in the fridge. But can you microwave cardboard? Here's how to...

    Can You Put Aluminum Foil in the Microwave?

    Is it safe to put aluminum foil in the microwave? The answer might surprise you.

    Can You Put Plastic in the Microwave?

    You're ready to heat up your leftovers—but is it safe to microwave plastic containers? Here's everything you need to know...

    Can You Microwave Glass?

    You're ready to chow down on delicious leftovers. But wait! Is it safe to microwave glass?

    Can You Microwave Styrofoam?

    Can you put plastic foam containers in the microwave? Let's explore whether it's safe to heat up takeout or restaurant...

    I Tried Anyday and the Cookware Set Made Me Fall in Love with My Microwave

    Anyday promises it can deliver delicious dishes in minutes. Is it legit—or too good to be true?

    Chocolate Rugelach

    Many bakeries make these classic pastries, but they taste so much better when they are homemade. Traditionally, they are filled...

    Lazy Cake

    1 review

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...

    How to Clean a Microwave With Everyday Household Items

    Learn how to clean a microwave in less than 10 minutes. It's easy, we promise!

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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...

    Hot Chocolate Bombs

    These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...

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    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...

    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...

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    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...

    How to Make Banana Bread in a Mug

    There's no need for kneading with this banana bread in a mug recipe.

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    1 review

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

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    Easy Puppy Chow

    2 reviews

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

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    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...

    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!...

    Chicken Satay Noodles

    2 reviews

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

    Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

    4 reviews

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