Don't dismiss the microwave as a being a secondary appliance in the kitchen! The microwave is great for heating foods quickly and evenly, steaming vegetables, melting chocolate and even roasting nuts. And when you're on a low-carb or keto diet, it's important to have quick and easy recipes on hand, so you don't eat something you'll regret when you're hungry.
Here are some delicious microwave recipes that are quick and easy -- including keto breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, keto sides, keto snacks, and keto desserts.
Who doesn't love a yummy blueberry muffin for breakfast every once in a while? This keto blueberry mug muffin is quick (only needs a minute or so in the microwave), easy and satisfies any cravings for a blueberry muffin. Best of all, it's moist and sweet with the right amount of blueberry goodness. Click here for the recipe.
The first time we made this 3-minute microwave omelet with ham, cheese and jalapeño, we were surprised by just how tasty it was. This quick and easy microwave omelet is full of flavor due to the shredded cheddar cheese, ham and jalapeños, and the eggs turn out nice and fluffy. Click here for the recipe.
You wouldn’t guess this is a 5-minute, 3-ingredient keto tomato soup since the flavor is all there. And it sure beats any canned soup that you can buy at the store. This spicy keto tomato soup is super convenient when you don’t have time to make dinner or lunch or just don’t feel like doing much at all. Click here for the recipe.
If you’re not on the hot dog bandwagon yet, then maybe these keto Mexican hot dogs will get you on board! These loaded hot dogs are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner since they take less than 10 minutes to make. The toppings include bacon (also cooked in the microwave), avocado, jalapeños, red onion, grated cheddar cheese, and any condiments of choice. Click here for the recipe.
These quick and easy, microwave-roasted macadamia nuts, flavored with sugar-free maple syrup and Sambal sauce (or you may use Sriracha sauce), are an addictingly delicious and protein-rich keto snack. These tasty little nuts only take 5 minutes to roast the microwave. Click here for the recipe.
These keto chocolate covered strawberries are such a refreshing treat. They’re light, fruity, chocolaty, and so quick and easy to prepare. To make, simply melt sugar-free chocolate chips in the microwave, dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, and then put them in the fridge to cool. That's it! Click here for the recipe.
Steaming broccoli in the microwave is one of the quickest and easiest ways to prepare broccoli — and one of the healthiest! The lemon garlic butter is simple to make too - simply mix butter with minced garlic, salt and lemon zest. It's such an easy weeknight side dish! Click here for the recipe.
This 5-minute parmesan asparagus recipe uses the microwave for steaming, which makes it deliciously tender-crisp, while the toppings take it to the next level. The steamed asparagus comes alive with butter, parmesan, red pepper flakes and lemon juice. Click here for the recipe.
To make this quick, 5-minute keto spicy bok choy, we prepare it the easy way: we steam it in the microwave. This quick weeknight keto side dish packs a TON of flavor since it’s topped with a dressing made of soy sauce, sambal sauce, ginger and olive oil. If you haven’t had sambal sauce, it’s very similar to sriracha (and just as spicy!) — but doesn’t contain sugar. Click here for the recipe.
We truly believe this is the best keto chai mug cake out there. It’s moist, light and airy, and bursts with chai flavor. Even if you’re not a chai fan, we think you’ll love it. When you’re looking for a dessert that is delicious and quick to make, then a mug cake is perfect (I mean, how can you beat a few minutes in the microwave?!). Click here for the recipe.
We love these easy-to-make, keto peanut butter granola cups, which take less than 10 minutes to prepare. These peanut butter granola cups are made by melting peanut butter and chocolate in the microwave and combining them with a few other ingredients like granola, butter and Swerve sweetener. They're super easy to make! Click here for the recipe.