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25 Healthy Microwave Recipes That Take Less Than 15 Minutes

  • Brit + Co

    10-Minute Risotto Cups

    Risotto, while delicious, can be a pain in the butt to prepare. This hack makes it in 10 minutes—and there are three options for mix-ins.

    Get the recipe: 10-Minute Risotto Cups

  • Savory Sweet Life

    Microwave Salmon

    Microwave salmon is best for those nights when you want a fancy meal—even if you end up eating it in your pj's.

    Get the recipe: Microwave Salmon

  • Healthy Nibbles and Bits

    Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

    Customize this fried rice recipe with whatever veggies you have on hand.

    Get the recipe: Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

  • Mirlandra's Kitchen

    Healthy Mug Soup

    Put chopped vegetables in a food storage container. Add water and an egg when you get to work, then heat it in the microwave. Lunch doesn't get any easier than this.

    Get the recipe: Healthy Mug Soup

  • fANNEtastic food

    Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie

    This pumpkin oatmeal cookie has no added sugar and is packed with fiber and healthy fat. And you thought Cookie Monster was the only one who could eat cookies for breakfast.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie

  • Our Paleo Life

    "Baked" Cinnamon Apples

    You can have delicious cinnamon spiced apples in less time than it takes to bake an apple pie—way less time. These apples only take four minutes.

    Get the recipe: "Baked" Cinnamon Apples

  • Boy & the Rabbit

    Blueberry Pancake in a Jar

    Pancakes are generally relegated to weekend mornings. Break them from their Sunday chains with this microwave mason jar version.

    Get the recipe: Blueberry Pancake in a Jar

  • Diethood

    Apple Chips

    These apple chips have one (one!) ingredient and only take a few minutes in the microwave.

    Get the recipe: Apple Chips

  • Cooking Classy

    Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

    All the convenience of a store-bought granola bar—except these are homemade and only take 10 minutes start to finish.

    Get the recipe: Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

  • Averie Cooks

    5-Minute Microwave Apple Cinnamon Crumble

    It's easy to get out of bed in the morning when your oatmeal tastes like warm apple pie.

    Get the recipe: 5-Minute Microwave Apple Cinnamon Crumble

  • The TipToe Fairy

    Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

    Make a complete meal even when you're pressed for time with this cheesy broccoli casserole. This recipe uses quick-cooking rice cups to speed up the cooking time.

    Get the recipe: Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • The View from Great Island

    3-Minute No-Sugar Microwave Jam

    Use up all the fresh summer berries by making this simple jam. It only takes three minutes and two ingredients.

    Get the recipe: 3-Minute No-Sugar Microwave Jam

  • Binkies & Briefcases

    2-Minute Omelet

    This microwave omelet is ready in the time it would take to make toast, yet is a better choice. Two eggs contain 12 grams of protein—and studies have shown eggs at breakfast can help you lose weight.

    Get the recipe: 2-Minute Omelet

  • The Paleo Mama

    Pumpkin Pie in 2 Minutes

    You can get all the flavors of pumpkin pie without a ton of added sugar with this microwave pumpkin pie.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie in 2 Minutes

  • What's Cooking America

    Spaghetti Squash

    Spaghetti squash is the perfect low-carb, gluten-free substitute for pasta. Only 15 minutes in the microwave is a huge time saver on busy nights.

    Get the recipe: Spaghetti Squash

  • Ella Claire

    Mac & Cheese in a Mug

    Easy Mac has nothing on this mac 'n' cheese. Only four ingredients and less than 10 minutes in the microwave—what could be easier than that?

    Get the recipe: Mac & Cheese in a Mug

  • Minimalist Baker

    5-Minute Microwave Hummus

    Microwaving the garlic and chickpeas will help to meld the flavors and make the hummus extra creamy.

    Get the recipe: 5-Minute Microwave Hummus

  • Flippin' Delicious

    10-Minute Gluten-Free Enchiladas

    Reinvent your leftovers by using cooked chicken in this microwave enchilada recipe.

    Get the recipe: 10-Minute Gluten-Free Enchiladas

  • Princess Pinky Girl

    French Toast in a Mug

    The mini chocolate chips and cinnamon give this French toast some sweetness. Bonus: only one dish to clean!

    Get the recipe: French Toast in a Mug


    Orange Quinoa

    Give quinoa extra flavor by cooking it in orange juice. One cup of quinoa can be ready to eat in less than 15 minutes.

    Get the recipe: Orange Quinoa

  • The Kitchn

    Polenta in the Microwave

    Getting food on the table fast just got easier. Put cornmeal and water in the microwave for five minutes, then add whatever other toppings you want.

    Get the recipe: Polenta in the Microwave

  • Foodie Fiasco

    Single-Serving Cinnamon Roll

    Enjoy a cinnamon roll without the guilt—Foodie Fiasco's recipe has only 110 calories. Plus, you won't be tempted to eat a second as the recipe is single serve.

    Get the recipe: Single-Serving Cinnamon Roll

  • Simply Recipes

    Microwave Corn on the Cob

    No need to husk the corn before cooking in this recipe—it'll slip right off after it comes out of the microwave.

    Get the recipe: Microwave Corn on the Cob

  • Bran Appetit

    Strawberry Microwave Breakfast Bowl

    Packed with fiber from the flaxseed, oat bran, and buckwheat, this breakfast will keep you full until lunch.

    Get the recipe: Strawberry Microwave Breakfast Bowl

  • The Café Sucre Farine

    Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips

    These chips are the perfect snack when you're craving something salty. A few minutes in the microwave is all it takes—and they're so much healthier than the ones from a bag.

    Get the recipe: Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips