5 Things You Should Be Cooking in a Microwave

People look down on it, but cooking in a microwave is one of the easiest and quickest ways to prepare a meal. Parents, caretakers, and people who work all need microwave cooking to keep themselves from turning to eating fast food every day. I am here to hype up the microwave.

You have to be careful, though! Not everything is meant for the microwave. These are four of the best microwaveable foods that you might not expect. Pull up this page the next time you can’t wait for the oven to preheat.

Frozen Soup Dumplings

(Follow package instructions)

Do not buy frozen soup dumplings that don’t come with microwave instructions unless you’re looking to spend forever making dinner. In our store-bought frozen soup dumpling taste test, we found that the microwaveable frozen soup dumplings were just as good, if not better, than the soup dumplings that require a steamer basket. These are easily one of the best microwaveable food options of all time.

Detroit-Style Frozen Pizza

(Start on defrost until thawed and use the regular setting until hot)

Detroit-style pizza is the one type of pizza I think heats up well in the microwave. It’s already so soft! If I’m eating alone, I like to cut off a hunk of a frozen Detroit-style pizza and pop it in the microwave. It’s doughy perfection. You might not get the same crispy, cheesy edges, but it will still taste great for a fraction of the time.


(3-5 sets of 10 seconds)

There are tons of ways to cook Uncrustables, but the microwave is my personal favorite. It keeps the outside soft while making the inside nice and warm. I will never eat room temperature Uncrustables again because they are one of the best microwaveable foods out there.

Hot Pockets

(Follow package instructions)

I know a lot of people already cook Hot Pockets in the microwave, but I just need you to know that it is, hands down, the best way to cook Hot Pockets. We have tested it. The little sleeve they’re packaged with crisps up the outside of the hot pocket like a dream. There is no need to ever put a Hot Pocket in the toaster oven or the air fryer.

Cereal & Milk

I’m sure you’re probably screaming right now because this sounds absolutely freaky. It is, however, good. Briefly heating up your cereal and milk (especially if you use alternative milk) is a great winter breakfast. It’s kind of like oatmeal or cream of wheat. Plus, it’s totally customizable. Nuke it for just a second to take the chill off or cook it for a minute to get it soft. It’s weird but good in its own special way.

About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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