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24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

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1. Fried Eggs

You can fry your eggs, scramble your eggs, and poach your eggs all in the microwave. Learn how to make all three here.
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You can fry your eggs, scramble your eggs, and poach your eggs all in the microwave. Learn how to make all three here.

2. Pancake Mugcake

This recipe uses smashed banana but you could also experiment with chocolate chips or blueberries in the batter. Check it out for yourself here.
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This recipe uses smashed banana but you could also experiment with chocolate chips or blueberries in the batter. Check it out for yourself here.

3. Banana French Toast

Bananas optional, but encouraged. Get your french toast fix here.
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Bananas optional, but encouraged. Get your french toast fix here.

4. Oatmeal

You can use your classic instant oatmeal or try mixing in chia and flaxseed for when you want to feel extra healthy. Check the recipe out here.
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You can use your classic instant oatmeal or try mixing in chia and flaxseed for when you want to feel extra healthy. Check the recipe out here.

5. Breakfast Muffins

Microwaves don’t discriminate so you could also try an apple cinnamon or chocolate peanut butter version. Get both recipes here.
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Microwaves don’t discriminate so you could also try an apple cinnamon or chocolate peanut butter version. Get both recipes here.

6. Minestrone Soup

Who knew you could make homemade soup in the microwave? Try it for yourself here.
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Who knew you could make homemade soup in the microwave? Try it for yourself here.

7. BLT

Sure, all you have to make in the microwave is the bacon. But what is a BLT without bacon? Learn how to make crispy bacon here.
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Sure, all you have to make in the microwave is the bacon. But what is a BLT without bacon? Learn how to make crispy bacon here.

8. Croque-Monsieur

Add an egg to make it a croque-madame. Check out the recipe here.
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Add an egg to make it a croque-madame. Check out the recipe here.

9. Chicken Curry

Eat this on its own or serve over microwave minute rice. Test the heat here.
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Eat this on its own or serve over microwave minute rice. Test the heat here.

10. Pizza Bagel

The possibilities are (mostly) endless on this one. Find your favorite combination here.
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The possibilities are (mostly) endless on this one. Find your favorite combination here.

12. Hot and Spicy Chili Ramen

A college staple, upgraded. Check it out for yourself here.
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A college staple, upgraded. Check it out for yourself here.

13. Mac 'N Cheese

Way better than Easy Mac. Learn how to make real Mac 'N Cheese here.
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Way better than Easy Mac. Learn how to make real Mac 'N Cheese here.

14. Spaghetti Squash

A game-changer, because the oven is usually a painful 40 to 50-minute debacle. Get the recipe right here.
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A game-changer, because the oven is usually a painful 40 to 50-minute debacle. Get the recipe right here.

15. Chicken Fajitas

Serve this to your friends and they'll be so confused about how you managed to make this in a microwave. Learn how to make it yourself here.
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Serve this to your friends and they'll be so confused about how you managed to make this in a microwave. Learn how to make it yourself here.

16. Stuffed Baked Potato

You can use a regular potato or a sweet potato. Get your stuffing on here.
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You can use a regular potato or a sweet potato. Get your stuffing on here.

17. Ratatouille

Bon appétit. Learn how to make it here.
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Bon appétit. Learn how to make it here.

18. Chocolate Mug Cake

Who says you can't eat cake for breakfast? Check out this decadent treat here.
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Who says you can't eat cake for breakfast? Check out this decadent treat here.

19. Nutella Mug Cake

Like the more exciting cousin of the chocolate cake. Find the recipe here.
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Like the more exciting cousin of the chocolate cake. Find the recipe here.

20. Chocolate Chip Cookie

We’ve all made 15 cookies intending to only eat two (or if we’re being honest with ourselves, four) and then all of a sudden the plate is empty. Satisfy your sweet tooth here.
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We’ve all made 15 cookies intending to only eat two (or if we’re being honest with ourselves, four) and then all of a sudden the plate is empty. Satisfy your sweet tooth here.

21. Pumpkin Spice Donuts

It’s an exciting day when donuts can be made in a microwave. Chocolate glaze optional (but not really optional). Recipe here.
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It’s an exciting day when donuts can be made in a microwave. Chocolate glaze optional (but not really optional). Recipe here.

22. S'mores Mug Cake

You can always make simple s’mores in the microwave. But when you’re feeling more adventurous, try this recipe.
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You can always make simple s’mores in the microwave. But when you’re feeling more adventurous, try this recipe.

23. Cinnamon Baked Apples

For when you’re looking for a healthier dessert but can only compromise so much. Learn how to make it here.
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For when you’re looking for a healthier dessert but can only compromise so much. Learn how to make it here.

24. PB&J Banana Bread

Bananas, bread, and peanut butter? Sign us up. You can make it for yourself here.
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Bananas, bread, and peanut butter? Sign us up. You can make it for yourself here.

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