I remember when my mom got our first microwave oven. Oh my gosh, she used to love cooking meals in this square box. (yes I'm dating myself). She would make a whole chicken in the microwave, mind you it didn't brown but it certainly was cooked. She then began making desserts in the microwave also.
Today, there are many products designed specifically to be microwave safe. Since Tupperware's Heat n Serve Containers are on sale in February, I thought I'd share some microwave recipes:
1 bag Pillsbury Microwave Popcorn
2 cups crisp wheat square cereal
2 cups Cheddar cheese-flavored goldfish crackers
1 (1 3/4 ounce) can shoestring potatoes
1 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Prepare popcorn as directed on the package. Remove any unpopped kernels. In a Thatsa bowl, combine popcorn, cereal, crackers, shoestring potatoes and peanuts. Place margarine in the 3 cup Heat n Serve container. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in parsley flakes, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. Drizzle seasoned mixture over popcorn mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Toss until evenly coated. Transfer half of mixture to the Heat n Serve 6 1/4 cup container. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once halfway through heating. Spread on paper towels to cool. Repeat with remaining mixture.
Beef and Potatoes with Gravy
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup water
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place potatoes and water in either the 6 1/4 or 8 1/4 Heat N Serve container. Cover and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in large Tupperware skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in garlic powder and onion powder, using ther Saucy Silicone Spatula Prepare gravy mix according to package directions. Place potatoes in a Thatsa bowl; add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat on medium speed until smooth, again using the Saucy Silicone Spatula. Serve beef and gravy over mashed potatoes.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 1/4 cups milk
3 cups hot cooked rotini pasta
1 (12.5 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
1 (2.8 ounce) can French fried onions, divided
1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas and carrots
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
In 8 1/4 cup Heat N Serve container, mix soup and milk. Stir in pasta, tuna, 2/3 cup French fried onions, vegetables and cheese. Cover; microwave 10 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Microwave 1 minute.
Skinny Chocolate Cake
Skinny Chocolate Cake
1 package (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup fat-free salad dressing or mayonnaise
3 egg whites or 6 tablespoons liquid egg whites
In a Mix-N-Stor® Plus Pitcher, combine first 5 ingredients, blending well with Saucy Silicone Spatula. Spray Heat 'N Serve™ 6 1/4-cup Round Container with cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared container and place in microwave uncovered. Microwave on High for 7-10 minutes, (depending on microwave power) rotating container during baking; cake should pull away from sides slightly and be a little sticky on top. Toothpick should test clean when inserted into center of cake. If necessary, microwave an additional minute and check; repeat until done.Cool 4-5 minutes and invert onto serving plate. Serve plain or with a dusting of powdered sugar or simple glaze.
Gooey Chocolate Brownies
1 (15.1 oz.) pkg. fudge brownie mix (8” x 8” pan size)
1 large egg
3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 (12 oz.) jar caramel sauce (optional)
In a 6¼ cup Heat ’N Serve™ Container mix together fist 4 ingredients using a Saucy Silicone Spatula. Microwave uncovered on High for 5–6 minutes (rotate every 2 minutes if you don’t have a turntable) until toothpick tests clean. Cool slightly before scooping out of container; serve warm with 2 Tbsp. of caramel sauce (optional) drizzled over each brownie.
1 package frozen broccoli pieces
1 block of Velveeta Cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
Cook broccoli according to package directions and drain. Cut Velveeta Cheese into small pieces and place in the 6 1/4 c. Heat N Serve Container; add in the garlic powder and onion powder. Microwave on medium-high power for 3 minutes. Using Saucy Silicone Spatula, stir cheese mixture. Place back into the microwave for an additional 1-2 minutes until its all melted and smooth. Stir in the drained broccoli pieces and mix well. Serve warm with crackers or appetizer breads.
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