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12 Microwave Meals Way Better Than Cup Noodles

No oven required.

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2. Chicken Risotto

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This risotto with garlic, shallots, and spinach is gooey, cheesy goodness. Warning: It does ask that the chicken be *lightly cooked* but if you just add another minute to the microwave you’ll be good to go. Get the recipe here.

3. Chicken Stew With Coconut Milk

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This Indian-inspired stew is the perfect super-easy winter dinner. Just put all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and let it cook for half an hour. Recipe here.

4. Creamy Tomato Soup

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Easy tomato soup doesn't have to come in a can. This recipe comes with a cute instructional video to get you through. Get it here.

And if you're worried about the European measurements, try a conversion site.

5. Tacos

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This genius recipe has convinced me that microwaved beef with the right blend of flavors is just as juicy and delicious as meat from a pan. Add your favorite tortillas and fixings and this dinner is ready in under 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

9. Steak

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It CAN be done, folks! If you're ok with medium or well-done steak, this simple recipe will do the trick. (Yes, this assumes that you are fancy enough to buy a steak but not fancy enough to own a stove, but who am I to judge?) Recipe here.

11. Chicken Noodle Soup


This 10-minute chicken noodle soup in a mug is the embodiment of Mom's love when you're sick but technically an adult so no one's there to take care of you. Get the recipe.

12. Mac and Cheese

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This one-bowl masterpiece features four cheeses, a hint of mustard, and noodles cooked in milk for extra creaminess 🙌 I may never use the stove again. Recipe here.

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