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Foods You Had No Idea You Can Make In A Microwave

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In life, sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one and this rule applies even in the kitchen.  Instead of letting your oven do all the hard work, try cooking these items in your microwave. You’ll be amazed at how delicious they still are after spending only a fraction of the time!

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15. Baked Potato

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Baked potatoes don’t have to be an hour-long endeavor! Five minutes on each side in the microwave and that puppy is ready to eat.

Baked potatoes don’t have to be an hour-long endeavor! Five minutes on each side in the microwave and that puppy is ready to eat.

14. Cupcakes

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If you don’t have time to wait for your cupcakes to bake in an oven, you can actually put batter in a mug and bake cupcakes in your microwave.

If you don’t have time to wait for your cupcakes to bake in an oven, you can actually put batter in a mug and bake cupcakes in your microwave.

13. Corn On The Cob

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Wrap in a wet paper towel and microwave for about three minutes. Perfection!

Wrap in a wet paper towel and microwave for about three minutes. Perfection!

12. Hard Boiled Eggs

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All you need is a bowl of water, a spoonful of salt (to keep it from boiling over) and a few eggs. Just boil the water, eggs and salt for 10 minutes in the microwave and that’s it!

All you need is a bowl of water, a spoonful of salt (to keep it from boiling over) and a few eggs. Just boil the water, eggs and salt for 10 minutes in the microwave and that’s it!

11. Potato Chips

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Make your own potato chips in the microwave! You can use regular or sweet potatoes. Just cut thin slices, microwave on a greased plate for five minutes on each side and salt to taste. Yum!

Make your own potato chips in the microwave! You can use regular or sweet potatoes. Just cut thin slices, microwave on a greased plate for five minutes on each side and salt to taste. Yum!

10. Bacon

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Yes, you can avoid the whole stovetop mess! Place a bowl upside down on top of a plate and drape a paper towel over the bowl. Then, just place your strips of bacon (or veggie bacon!) on the paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes. All the grease will drip onto the paper towel and the plate!

Yes, you can avoid the whole stovetop mess! Place a bowl upside down on top of a plate and drape a paper towel over the bowl. Then, just place your strips of bacon (or veggie bacon!) on the paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes. All the grease will drip onto the paper towel and the plate!

9. Toasted Nuts

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Grab the peanuts and the almonds! Toss the nuts you’d like to roast in a bag with a splash of olive oil until they are just barely coated. Then, spread them over a plate and microwave for about a minute at a time until they are perfect.

Grab the peanuts and the almonds! Toss the nuts you’d like to roast in a bag with a splash of olive oil until they are just barely coated. Then, spread them over a plate and microwave for about a minute at a time until they are perfect.

8. Pasta

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Like hard boiled eggs, you can boil pasta in the microwave and drain! Easy as pie.

Like hard boiled eggs, you can boil pasta in the microwave and drain! Easy as pie.

7. Steamed Vegetables

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You don’t need to bring pots and pans into this equation! A covered bowl with a small vent is all that’s required to steam veggies in the microwave.

You don’t need to bring pots and pans into this equation! A covered bowl with a small vent is all that’s required to steam veggies in the microwave.

6. Quinoa

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Simply place your quinoa in a microwavable bowl along with the necessary amount of water and whatever spices you want to mix in. Zap it and you’ve got the hard part of your meal done!

Simply place your quinoa in a microwavable bowl along with the necessary amount of water and whatever spices you want to mix in. Zap it and you’ve got the hard part of your meal done!

5. Quesadillas

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If you need something fast and simple, this is the perfect dinner. You just layer flour tortillas and cheese on a plate, heat it up in the microwave for a few minutes and you’re eating!

If you need something fast and simple, this is the perfect dinner. You just layer flour tortillas and cheese on a plate, heat it up in the microwave for a few minutes and you’re eating!

4. Pancakes

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Just think of the plate as your skillet. Pour the batter and zap it for a minute, then flip it and cook the other side to complete your pancake.

Just think of the plate as your skillet. Pour the batter and zap it for a minute, then flip it and cook the other side to complete your pancake.

3. Stale Baked Treats

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If you’ve got bread, donuts, or cookies that have become stale after sitting out too long, just nuke them for a few seconds to make them good as new. Also, eat quickly.

If you’ve got bread, donuts, or cookies that have become stale after sitting out too long, just nuke them for a few seconds to make them good as new. Also, eat quickly.

2. Oatmeal

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Heat up the water first, then mix in your oats and zap it for another 20 seconds. Now you’re ready to mix in sugar, fruit and whatever else you want!

Heat up the water first, then mix in your oats and zap it for another 20 seconds. Now you’re ready to mix in sugar, fruit and whatever else you want!

1. Edamame

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If you’re a fan of shelled soybeans you’ll be glad to know you can easily microwave them for a healthy snack. Delicious!

If you’re a fan of shelled soybeans you’ll be glad to know you can easily microwave them for a healthy snack. Delicious!