Sometimes you want all the gooey, cheesy flavor that an Italian restaurant has to offer, but don’t want the price tag. Standing over the stove for hours is not an attractive alternative, so we have found 10 delicious microwave recipes to save you money and time. It’s delicious to eat!
1. A mug for lasagna
This lasagna for one is the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s made and served in a mug, which helps you save on waste, dishes and more. The ingredients are customizable and will fulfill all your fancy. What can go wrong?
2. Lasagna with spinach and ricotta in a mug
This is another lasagna in a mug situation, where the emphasis is on ricotta and spinach. Papaya will be proud that you’re still getting your greens in among all those high-sodium carbs. If you decide to add meat, make sure it is fully cooked first.
3. Gluten Free Vegan Mac & Cheese
Mac and cheese is one of the most decadent recipes out there, but could it be made a little healthier? The answer is yes, and you can do it in the microwave. This vegan, gluten-free remix is perfect for those with lactose intolerance or allergies. Made with nutritional yeast, mustard, carrots and turmeric.
4. Cajun Chicken Lasagna
This lasagna takes on secular inspirations to create a lasagna dish filled with Cajun chicken and vegetables. It’s light but hearty and packed with flavors that the author describes as the love child of “lasagna, moussaka and tacos.” It sounds quite strange.
5. Spaghetti Bolognese
Bolognese sauce is a meat dish that all carnivores should know, but cooking it on the stove is messy and time-consuming. This microwave version doesn’t sacrifice flavor, but requires the same ingredients.
6. Spinach and feta macaroni and cheese
We love our food fusion and this mug recipe does a good job of that. Mediterranean flavors fuse with a classic dish of American nostalgia, creating an unmatched creaminess that doesn’t weigh you down. Phenomenal meal preparation to make your lunch break even better.
7. Pasta with peanuts
These microwave peanut edamame noodles put all other sesame noodles to shame. This nutritious recipe gives you energy instead of weighing you down like many pasta dishes. The magic of soy sauce, sesame oil, and lime juice creates a spicy Asian essence that’s impossible to beat.
8. Spaghetti with Italian sausage
If your man is watching the game at home with his friends and asks you to “mention something”, this is the best solution. It combines chopped spaghetti, cream, three cheeses, Italian sausage and herbs for a homemade pasta casserole, all in your microwave in 5 minutes.
9. Penne Pappa Al Pomodoro
Penne pappa al pomodoro is one of the staples of Italian cuisine – especially for vegetarians. This is an easy weeknight dinner that takes less than half an hour to prepare. Folded in bread crusts, dried herbs and chopped tomatoes – all this is wrapped in garlic flavor.
10. Lajanja with spinach, mushrooms and three cheeses
We started with lasagna and we have to finish with it because it’s a pasta burrito. The layered deliciousness makes it hard to screw up. This recipe differs from its predecessors by adding three different cheeses and mushrooms. At the end, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.