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23 Microwave Meals You Can Make When It's Too Hot To Cook

Make 'em in your dorm room, at work, or when you're just feeling lazy.

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1. Mug Breakfast Sandwich

Start with two minute microwave scrambled eggs. Then, add it to a toasted english muffin with ham, bacon, cheese, or any of your favorite breakfast sandwich toppings. Get the recipe.

3. Cheddar and Bacon Muffin

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Don't be alarmed if adding milk to your batter makes it seem too wet. The final result will be a soft and moist, cheesy, bacon-filled bowl of goodness. Get the recipe.

5. Stuffed Sweet Potato

PSA: You can bake a sweet potato in the microwave. Then fill it with your favorite toppings. I love this breakfast sweet potato filled with banana, peanut butter, granola, and berries. Get the recipe.


6. Banana French Toast in a Mug

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Breakfast is ready in just five minutes. Load this mug French toast with anything from berries and bananas to chocolate chips and cinnamon.

8. Microwave Poached Eggs

Poaching eggs in a pot of simmering water can be intimidating, but this microwave method is foolproof. Put the microwave poached eggs on top of avocado toast for a filling, no-cook meal. Get the recipe.

9. Egg Fried Rice

This comforting veggie fried rice comes together faster than you could order takeout. Get the recipe.


10. Spaghetti Squash

Satisfy your noodle craving with this low-carb spaghetti squash. The best part: No boiling water required. Get the recipe.

11. Ratatouille

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Throw your favorite veggies like carrots, potato, turnip, and cauliflower with chopped tomato, chili powder, olive oil, and water in a microwave safe bowl. Heat it for 10 minutes and voilà — instant ratatouille.


16. Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup

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If you make the noodles ahead of time, all you have to do is place them in a large mug with the rest of your ingredients and heat it all up. Get the recipe.

19. Mug Pizza

Doughy on the bottom, seriously cheesy on the top. When the late-night pizza craving hits, look no further than your microwave. Get the recipe.

20. Macaroni 'N' Cheese in a Mug

Guys, this is a total game changer. I tried it myself, and it works like a dream. Introducing: Piping hot, cheesy, and rich mac 'n' cheese at your fingertips. Get the recipe.

21. Microwave Jambalaya

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You don't have to go to New Orleans for this favorite dish. In fact, you don't even have to turn on the stove. Rice, canned tomatoes, chorizo, cheddar, and Cajun seasoning is all you need. Get the recipe.


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