Microwave recipes

Save time and money with these easy microwave recipes. Did you know that using the microwave works out much cheaper than switching on the oven or cooking on the hob?

Rustle up easy mains in minutes, like zesty sea bass. Master microwave poached eggs, porridge, side dishes and sauces with these useful recipes. For quick puds, there’s nothing better than the microwave: take your pick from chocolate pots, steamed puddings or that genius creation, the microwave mug cake. If you love to cook your dinners quickly, our air fryer recipes will also be up your street.

Have a read of our money-saving guide to microwave cooking, too. It’s full of clever tricks and tips.

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Sausage, courgette and watercress pesto pasta

Sausage pasta recipes

Sausage, courgette and watercress pesto pasta

Peppery summer watercress is a brilliant partner for silky, soft courgettes in this easy sausage pasta dish. The vibrant lemony...

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Loaded sweet potatoes with sardines and cheese

Sweet potato recipes

Loaded sweet potatoes with sardines and cheese

This easy midweek meal is a delicious mismatch of some of our favourite ingredients – yet it works. The melt-in-the-mouth,...

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Blood orange and Campari steamed pudding

Steamed pudding recipes

Blood orange and Campari steamed pudding

This updated take on the traditional steamed pudding stars blood oranges and Campari. It can even be cooked in the...

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Biscoff microwave mug cake

Easy cake recipes

Biscoff microwave mug cake

Looking for a quick pick me up? This Biscoff microwave mug cake takes about 5 minutes to make and is the...

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Red cabbage, quinoa and avocado salad with peanut pesto

Healthy salad recipes

Red cabbage, quinoa and avocado salad with peanut pesto

This vibrant vegan salad makes an exciting take-to-work lunch or colourful side dish. It’s a textured mix of crunchy red...

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Warm satay chicken and rice salad

Chicken salad recipes

Warm satay chicken and rice salad

If you’re a fan of peanut butter than you’ll love this warm chicken salad drizzled in a creamy satay dressing....

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Tomato sauce

Italian pasta recipes

Tomato sauce

This simple tomato sauce recipe takes 30 minutes to make and can be used as a base for so many...

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Quick prawn and brown rice pilaf

Cheat's recipes

Quick prawn and brown rice pilaf

We’ve used packets of microwave rice to cut down the cooking time on this gently spiced prawn and pea pilaf...

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Creamy mashed potato with nutmeg

Best mash recipes

Creamy mashed potato with nutmeg

There’s not many things that can top creamy mash with a hint of nutmeg, this recipe from Carina Contini ticks...

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Poached eggs with avocado, beetroot and spinach

Healthy vegetarian recipes

Poached eggs with avocado, beetroot and spinach

A nutritious poached egg and avocado breakfast recipe that’s packed with potassium, protein and vitamins B and C. Make poached...

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Spiced porridge

Oat recipes

Spiced porridge

Packed with fruit and nuts, TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss’ spiced porridge recipe takes breakfast to a whole other dimension.

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Self-saucing chocolate pudding

Proper pudding recipes

Self-saucing chocolate pudding

This is a quick, simple recipe for the time-honoured favourite – self-saucing chocolate pudding. Want more speedy dessert ideas? Make...

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Cheat’s vegetable chilli jackets

Cheat's recipes

Cheat’s vegetable chilli jackets

We’ve given baked potato jackets a Mediterranean twist by topping them with a combination of good quality bean soup and...

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Last-minute Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Last-minute Christmas pudding

Making your own Christmas pudding doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming. This quick recipe takes 15 minutes, plus...

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Microwaved jacket sweet potatoes

Sweet potato recipes

Microwaved jacket sweet potatoes

We are all familiar with jacket potatoes in the microwave but this sweet potato recipe works just as well. Browse...

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Microwaved crunchy green vegetables

Broccoli recipes

Microwaved crunchy green vegetables

Try this easy microwaved crunchy green vegetables recipe as they keep their vivid colour and are easy to cook al...

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