Microwaves: Techniques, Care, Guides & Recipes

Your microwave oven can be used for more than heating up leftovers. Learn the secrets to this kitchen must-have with our microwave recipes, tips, techniques and more.

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    The Best Countertop Microwave for Your Family, According to Kitchen Pros

    Need to upgrade your microwave? Our Test Kitchen tested the most popular models to find the best countertop microwave options for your kitchen.

    How to Make Paper Bag Popcorn, Step by Step

    Making paper bag popcorn in the microwave is one of the easiest ways to make the homemade version of your...


    Vegetable Potpie

    We raised our daughters as vegetarians. I wanted to give them more options than just pizza and pasta, so when...


    Chocolate Pecan Fudge

    Even though fudge is a classic at Christmastime, people are excited for this chocolate pecan fudge year-round. Switch out the...


    Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti Squash Bowl

    This spaghetti squash bowl has a light cream sauce, along with fresh sage and crispy bacon. I love spaghetti squash...

    Butternut Squash Burrito Bowl

    This butternut squash burrito bowl is an easy-to-prep dinner that combines fresh ingredients with wholesome convenience foods. It comes together...


    Can You Really Make Sweetened Condensed Milk in the Microwave?

    Milk. Sugar. Microwave. Is it possible that these three simple items are all you need to make sweetened condensed milk...

    This Banana Bread Recipe Only Takes Five Minutes…in Your Microwave!

    There's no need for kneading with banana bread.


    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


    Easy Puppy Chow

    This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there's less messy measuring. And it makes enough...


    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Snack Mix

    I love chocolate-covered strawberries, but that's a treat you want to make only on special occasions. With a little experimenting,...

    9 Microwave Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

    Unless you want to damage your microwave beyond repair or start a fire in your home, trust us on this—and...


    Peanut Butter Cookie In A Mug

    This peanut butter cookie in a mug is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

    I've tried different variations of these cakes for my family and this chocolate peanut butter mug cake is a winner!...



    Why Using Your Microwave’s Popcorn Button Is a Bad Idea

    Pressing the "popcorn" button couldn't be easier, but it almost definitely won't yield the best popcorn. Here's what to do...

    Apple Pie Snack Mix

    ????I love homemade apple pie, but I needed a simple sweet treat for my boys that we could take on...


    Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Tacos

    Who knew that spaghetti squash could be so amazing stuffed inside tacos? This unique recipe is a whole new take...


    Red, White and Blue Crunch Mix

    My colorful snack mix makes a festive treat for a large group or potluck or even to bring as a...


    Omaha Steaks’ New Microwave Meals Are Insanely Delicious

    The mail-order steak company's new offerings are perfect for the nights you just can't cook dinner.


    Ham ‘n’ Corn Chowder

    This soup comes together faster than you can believe! “My family had a hard time finding a corn chowder we...