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Low Equipment Recipes

Our recipe database has a lot of recipes but, did you know you could also put ‘microwave’ into the search function and find quick, easy, and delicious recipes that can be cooked without a stove. All you need is a microwave. They’re delicious too! You could try some Baked Apples, a Denver Scramble Slider, or some Potato Corn Chowder for dinner one night for yourself or your family.

Overhead Cheesy Chili Corn Chowder with corn chips and bowls and spoons

Food Safety for Microwave Cooking

Just as when you use a stovetop, food safety is important! Here are some microwave food safety tips:

  • Arrange foods in a dish evenly and cover with a lid or wrap but make sure to loosen the lid so steam can escape.
  • Do NOT cook large cuts of meat at high power. Cook at medium power and for a longer period making sure you check frequently for doneness.
  • Stir or rotate food to eliminate cold spots where bacteria can survive.
  • Use only cookware that is manufactured for microwave use.
  • Never use plastic storage bags, brown paper or plastic bags, newspapers, or aluminum foil in a microwave oven.
  • Plastic containers from take-out, whipped topping bowls, and the like should not be used in microwave ovens.
  • Cook beef, pork, lamb, chops, and roasts to a minimum temperature of 145 F. and allow to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming.
  • Cook all poultry to a minimum temperature of 165 F. and, likewise, allow it to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming.
A hamburger being cooked and prepared in a home kitchen.

Surprising and delicious recipes can be modified to cook in a microwave. You can cook pancakes in the microwave. Instead of using a traditional stovetop you can grease a microwave safe plate, pour a scoop of pancake batter into it, and microwave for one minute. Test for doneness and continue for 10 second intervals until the batter is completely cooked! What about simple and quick Banana Split Oatmeal perfect for a desert or afterschool snack! Lastly, you need to try the Easy Rice Pudding. It’s one of my favorites!

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