Sometimes you just need something quick and easy. As long as you have a microwave (who doesn’t?), these meals are perfect for you. Busy week coming up? Midterms on the horizon? Plan to make one of these microwaveable recipes.

1. Couscous Greek Salad

Couscous Greek Salad

Photo by Megan Prendergast

A food so nice they named it twice. Recipe here.

2. Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Photo by Megan Prendergast

Because of course. Recipe here.

3. Veggie Fried Rice

Veggie Fried Rice

Photo by Karina Shedrofsky

Using frozen veggies. Talk about zero effort. Here’s how.

4. Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce

Photo by Hannah Cather

When Spaghetti O’s just won’t cut it. Here’s how.

5. Customizable Pizza Bagel

Customizable Pizza Bagel

Photo by Zoe Schneider

Feel free to throw on some meat, veggies, and extra cheese as needed. Recipe here.

6. Cheesy Corn Casserole

Cheesy Corn Casserole

Photo by Ying Ting

Only takes a minute. Recipe here.

7. Veggie and Ham Quiche


Photo by Xiao Xiao

Hearty. Here’s how.

8. Meat, Cheese & Veggie Omelette

Protein with minimal effort. Make it like this.

9. Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Photo by Sarah Stettin

Veggies > carbs. Recipe here.

10. Taco Mac

Taco Mac

Photo by Grant Sorbo

When Easy Mac just won’t cut it. Learn 7 Easy Mac upgrades here.

11. Sriracha, Egg & Avocado Burrito

Sriracha, Egg & Avocado Burrito

Photo by Briana Jones

Wrap it up, wrap it up. Here’s how.

12. Cheese & Sausage Spaghetti

Cheese & Sausage Spaghetti

Photo by Fei Huang

Protein up in hurr. Here’s how.

13. Avocado Toast with a Microwaved Poached Egg

Avocado Toast with a Microwaved Poached Egg

Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Basic, but filling. Here’s how.

14. Hot & Spicy Chili Ramen

Hot & Spicy Chili Ramen

Photo by Caitlin Wolper

For when you need some comfort food. Make it like this.

15. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Goat Cheese & Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Goat Cheese & Shrimp

An entire, well-balanced meal in the microwave. Recipes here.