The convenience and innovation that microwave ovens bring to our lives are revolutionary. Since its creation in the 1940s, the appliance took the world by storm and has grown in popularity. Nowadays, microwave ovens can be found just about everywhere you turn. No space is complete without a microwave oven, from restaurants to mancaves and everywhere in between, every room can be elevated with a microwave oven. Microwave ovens embody Simply Better Living and offer the convenience you can count on.
No matter where you’re trying to enjoy some of your favorite dishes, if it’s in the break room at work or your college dorm, treat yourself to the simplicity of a microwave-friendly dish. While it was hard to give the title of “Best Microwave Recipe Ever” to one dish, we landed on five that we couldn’t resist sharing. Treat yourself to one or all of these recipes in your Countertop, Over-the-Range, or Microwave Drawer Oven!
How to Microwave Broccoli
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate more greens into your meals, look no further! Baking Mischief shared a simple and quick way to prepare broccoli in the microwave oven (in just 5 minutes you’ll have broccoli prepped and on the table), and, as you know, we love anything that emphasizes a Simply Better Living.
This magic trick is no trick at all. To microwave broccoli, you will need 1 large head of broccoli (chopped) and 3 tablespoons of water. If you’re feeling daring you can also add 1 tablespoon of salted butter and salt and pepper, but these ingredients are optional.
After you have your ingredients handy, place the chopped broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and pour the water over it. Cover the top of the bowl with a microwave-safe plate and cook in your Sharp Microwave Oven for 2 1/2 minutes, or until your broccoli is tender. Remove the bowl from the microwave oven and transfer it to a serving dish (be careful, the dish and steam can be hot!). Coat the broccoli with your desired seasonings (I like to keep it simple and use butter and salt and pepper).
How to Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Mornings can be a hectic time for most. Trying to squeeze in a list of things to accomplish before the day even starts can be a challenge, and I know making and having breakfast can be on that list. If you have 5 minutes to spare in the morning and are looking to start your morning on the sunny side, try this egg-cellent breakfast dish!
Everything Airfryer has one of our favorite ways to make scrambled eggs in the microwave oven. For a simple breakfast, gather 4 eggs, 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 teaspoon of butter, and salt and pepper. Whisk together all the ingredients in a microwave-safe dish (I like to use a mug)! Microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring the eggs in between sessions, until the eggs are fully cooked. Just like that – you’ve prepared a breakfast dish and can check one more thing off that to-do list!
For me? I really like corn. This big lump with knobs has the juice to elevate any meal or gathering. I especially love it can be prepared on the grill, in the oven (Traditional Convection and Superheated Steam), or in the microwave oven. I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing!
Classic Bakes breaks down the steps so we can enjoy this fan favorite in less than 15 minutes. After gathering 4 ears of corn on the cob, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, you’re ready to begin.
Start by removing the husk from each ear of corn and then wrap each ear of corn with a wet paper towel. Place the ears of corn onto a microwave-safe dish and cook in a Sharp Microwave Oven for 2 1/2 minutes. Flip the corn over and cook for another 2 1/2 minutes, or until the corn is fully cooked. Remove the corn from the microwave and unwrap the paper towel to expose the full ear of the corn. Place the corn onto a serving dish of your liking and coat the corn with butter, salt, and pepper (or any other seasonings you may like). Enjoy!
How to Microwave a Baked Potato
A Few Shortcuts knows a shortcut or two to use when we are pressed for time and still need to prepare a mouthwatering meal. I am particularly fond of this Baked Potato recipe that you can prepare in a microwave oven. For this recipe, you will need 1 medium russet potato, olive oil, salt, a paper bag (or paper towel), and 10 minutes.
To prepare your potato, wash it and poke several holes in it with a fork. Lightly coat the potato with olive oil and place it in the paper bag (or substitute with a paper towel). Place the potato in your Sharp Microwave Oven for 5 minutes. To check for doneness, carefully squeeze the potato. Microwave the potato in 1-minute intervals, checking after each round until it reaches the desired tenderness. Remove the potato from your microwave oven, and cut it in half lengthwise. Dress the potato with your favorite toppings (butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese – the options are endless).
No need to Steal the Bacon here (did anyone else love that game as a kid?). We know sharing is caring and we are going to share our favorite way to microwave bacon!
If you’re short on time and craving crispy bacon, this method from Wholesome Yum is a great way to prepare and enjoy bacon within minutes.
Use 3 layers of paper towels to line a large, microwave-safe plate. Lay the bacon in a single layer on the paper towels, without overlapping the slices. Place another 3 layers of paper towels over the bacon. Depending on the cut of the bacon, microwave for 3-9 minutes (3-5 for thin, 5-6 for average, and 7-9 for thick cut), or until you reached the desired crispiness. Remove from your microwave oven and serve. Enjoy your bacon alone or as a topping in your favorite dishes (I love using it as an extra crunch in Chicken Macaroni Salad)!