Does anyone know recipies for food that can be cooked using just a microwave?

I'm a first-year college student this fall, and I'm so tired of not being able to cook! The commons has food that isn't bad, but it can be inconvient to walk there while I'm trying to do homework or whatever in my room. Plus, it isn't open very late, and I don't have time to eat when it's open. Any suggestions for me?

11 Answers

  • Swirly
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer


    2 whole chicken breasts, halved and

    skinned (about out 2 pounds)


    Salt and pepper

    3 tbsp. orange juice concentrate

    3 tbsp. water

    1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch

    1/2 tsp. instant chicken bouillon

    1 tbsp. dry white wine

    1/2 tsp. parsley flakes

    Parsley flakes for garnish

    Arrange chicken breasts in 8 or 9 inch round microwave safe baking dish with thicker portions toward edge of dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave (high) 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is tender, rotating dish once. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let stand 5 minutes. Combine orange juice concentrate, water, cornstarch, and bouillon in 1 cup microwave safe measure; blend well. Microwave (high), uncovered, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring once. Stir in wine and parsley. Transfer chicken to serving plate. Spoon glaze onto chicken. Garnish with additional parsley.


    1/2 lb Ground beef

    4 Flour tortillas

    1 sm Onion; chopped

    3 tb Salsa

    1 ds Pepper

    2 c Lettuce; thinly sliced

    1/4 c Cheddar cheese; shredded

    4 tb Salsa

    1/8 ts Garlic salt

    Gently press each tortilla into a 10-ounce custard cup. Microwave, high, uncovered, 4 minutes. Reshape any areas of tortilla that has slipped into dish. Microwave, high, 3 to 4 minutes our until edges are dry and slight browning has started. Carefully lift shells from dishes. Set aside to cool. Crumble ground beef into 1-quart dish and add onion. Microwave on high, uncovered, 3 to 3 1/2 minutes until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in salsa, garlic salt. Cover. Microwave on high 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Place shells on plates. Divide lettuce among tortilla shells. Top with warm meat mixture, cheese and taco sauce or salsa. Serve immediately.

    Serves 4.

    Microwave Cooking Recipes

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just about anything can be cooked in the microwave unless you want it to be browned and crisp. Of course there are frozen foods that come with special browning/crisping trays included. The secret to cooking in the microwave is to know how long to cook something. Rolls, pancakes, waffles, frozen pretzels, etc. only take maybe 15 to 30 seconds to cook. Start off with easy foods like the one serving macaroni and cheese, instant oatmeal, things like that. Vegetables are exceptionally good cooked in the microwave and do not require much more that a little water and some seasoning. With experimenting I bet you can find dozens of things to cook. Good luck!

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Hamburger Helper makes single-serve microwaveable pasta mixes. I have a cupboard full of them in my dorm! You can also get Campbell's Soup to go. All you do is microwave, stir, and eat!

    I know what you mean. I am a Junior at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The commons building is clear on the other side of campus from my dorm room.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Here's one of my favourites. Note you have to cook the noodles first.

    2 cups cooked elbow macaroni

    1 tin flaked tuna

    1 can cream of mushroom soup

    3/4 cup milk

    salt and pepper to taste

    Combine the ingredients in a large microwave-safe pot. Cook covered on high setting for 5 minutes, stop and stir it, cook on medium-low setting for 10 minutes. Done!

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Microwavable Dinners from the grocery store are easy, quick and convenient, but if you have more time and feel like cooking, try one of these great recipes for the microwave:

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    store load up and eat when you wish.Just about any thing you can cook on the stove ,try some of the microwave dinners they are good.Just go the freezer section at the grocery

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Just about everything that you can buy in a box or find in the freezer section of your local grocery store. There really is no need for recipes nowadays now that you can buy a whole meal in a box and nuke it and presto in 5min a 4 course meal.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • You might try They might be able to give you quick microwave recipes. Good Luck...and best dishes to you!

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago
    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    i cant think of anything right now. just go buy microwaveable food....

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.