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31 Microwave Recipes That Are Borderline Genius

Well, this changes everything.

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2. Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

Not only is this the fastest way to feed a homemade cookie craving, it's also the only way to make homemade cookies without running the risk of eating a dozen in one sitting. Recipe here.

22. Microwave Cinnamon Roll

Homemade cinnamon rolls are actually sort of a pain, since most call for yeast and thus require lots of waiting (ugh). This one comes together in a matter of minutes! Recipe here.

28. Microwave Chicken Penne Al Fresco

The chicken in this recipe is pre-cooked, but the pasta gets cooked in the microwave in a delicious mix of broth and tomatoes, then the cheese and chicken get stirred in at the end. Recipe here.

31. Toasted Nuts in the Microwave

Toasting nuts in a skillet is pretty labor-intensive, and they never seem to brown evenly. And using an oven is risky, because if you let them go a minute too long, they're burnt and bitter. The microwave is an easy, foolproof alternative. Instructions here.

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