Five microwave meals all lazy chefs should learn that aren’t Ramen Noodles

The styrofoam cup of noodles can get old, so every lazy chef should learn their way around a microwave. Whether a college kid looking for a quick snack or just too tired to make the kid’s dinner, these easy and simple meals are both affordable and convenient. 

English Muffin Pizza

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  • English Muffins
  • Pepperoni
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Pizza sauce

Extras

  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Olives
  • The pizza topping of your dreams

It’s pretty simple really, take your English Muffin, cover it in sauce and cheese, add the toppings that are catered to your own taste buds. Stick it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.

Once it’s melted you have the perfect snack.

Extra Cheesy Macaroni

Ingredients

  • Macaroni Noodles
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Water

Extras

  • Veggies
  • Pre-cooked meat

In a mug or bowl, fill about halfway with uncooked noodles. Add enough water to just cover the tops of noodles, then sprinkle salt. Microwave for about 2-3 minutes or until your noodles are soft.

Then fill about 1/3 of the bowl or mug with milk and top with a generous helping of cheese, if you like your mac to be super cheesy add as much as you see fit. Mix the ingredients and microwave for another minute. 

Make it your own Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • Favorite Sliced Fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chia and Flax Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Granola
  • Milk

Spicing up a pot of porridge takes only a cup of your favorite fruit and a decent helping of brown sugar. No recipe needed, just microwave your oats with the milk of your choice for 1-2 minutes or until oats are soft. Mix and match some of the ingredients above and dig in.

Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes  

Ingredients

  • Russet potato
  • Precooked or Microwavable Bacon
    • Recommendation: replace with already cooked bacon bits
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Chives
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Sour Cream

The most important part of baking a potato in the microwave is to poke holes that way the heat can enter the potato and lower the risk of it exploding in your microwave. Using a fork, poke holes around the potato. Poke at least 5 to 6 times for safety.

Microwave for 5 minutes the first time, then flip on the other side. Cook for another 2 minutes until the potato is tender, if it’s not, cook it for 1-minute intervals until the potato feels ready.

One can either butter-up that potato and have a ready to eat a baked potato, or if you so choose split the potato down the middle and insert cheddar cheese. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 

Add chives and sour cream, then season with salt and black pepper.

Scrambled Egg Omelets

  • Eggs
  • Chopped Ham
  • Bacon bits
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Eggs are one of the easiest things to cook in the microwave. The best part about this meal is how simple it is. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together with the egg and microwave for 2-3 minutes. You’ll have a scrambled egg masterpiece and it only took about five minutes.

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