10 tasty recipes that don’t require an oven or a stove – part 2 (6-10)

Get inspired with 5 more delicious, quick and easy recipes
you can whip up in the microwave. Some don’t even require cooking at all!

We’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. The best part – none of these recipes require an oven or a stove, just your
trusty microwave and fridge!

6.Breakfast: vanilla overnight oats

Overnight oats are a winner when it comes to practical yet
delicious and versatile breakfasts. You can customise this recipe to your
taste by adding nuts, seeds, jams, nut butters and fruit, or swap the vanilla
extract for some cocoa powder and sweetener or sugar for a chocolate version!

This recipe is for 1 portion, but you can save time in the
mornings by using sealable containers to batch ‘cook’ your breakfasts, and store in the
fridge for up to 3 days until you’re ready to eat. Why not try a different
topping for each morning to start your day with a bit of variety?


50g rolled oats or instant oats

80g plain Greek yoghurt or vegan yoghurt

150ml milk of choice, use a plant-based milk for the vegan version

1 tbsp chia seeds (optional for added texture)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

1-2 tbsps honey or maple syrup for the vegan version


  1. Add the oats to a bowl and mix in the yoghurt, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and salt.
  2. Transfer into a sealable container or jar and leave overnight in the fridge (or a minimum of 4 hours).
  3. When ready to eat, either eat cold, or warm in the microwave on high for 60 secs, drizzle over the honey, maple syrup or other toppings of your choice.

7.Lunch: easy-peasy soup

This recipe makes 2-4 portions depending on how hungry you
are! Once made, this soup can be stored in a sealed container and frozen.


450g frozen peas

Juice of 1-2 lemons, depending on personal tastes

Leaves from 1 sprig of fresh thyme

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsps olive oil

100ml water, add more for a thinner soup

Salt and pepper to taste


Crème fraîche

Sea salt

Fresh thyme

  • Method:
    1. Process
      all soup ingredients in blender or in a bowl with a hand blender until
    2. Serve
      cold, or transfer to microwavable container and heat on high until hot (3-5
    3. Serve
      with salt, fresh thyme and crème fraîche. 

8.Dinner: microwave beef enchiladas

This delicious Mexican dinner doesn’t have to be made in the
oven! Head to our cooking and nutrition portal to find out how to prepare this
dish using your microwave.

9.Dinner: under 10 minutes microwave salmon

For a pescatarian option why not try this ready-in-10 salmon?
Serve with a jacket potato cooked in the microwave and a side salad to create a
healthy dinner.


2 salmon fillets

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, mined

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Arrange the salmon fillets in a microwaveable dish, skin down.
  2. Brush the oil evenly over the salmon and sprinkle with the garlic; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, until the edges are flaky and the fish is cooked through.
  4. Leave to stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.

10.Dessert: no-bake cheesecake

You’ll need to plan ahead for this dessert: it’s quick to
make but requires 4 hours in the fridge.


For the crust:

200g digestive biscuits, crushed

5 tbsps butter, melted in microwave

50g granulated sugar

Pinch of salt

For the filling:

230ml double cream

450g cream cheese

60g sour cream

125g icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp lemon juice

Pinch of salt


  1. In a
    large bowl, mix together digestive crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt, then press
    into the bottom of an 8″ or 20cm cake tin. 
  2. In a
    large bowl using a mixer (or a
    manual whisk), beat double cream until stiff peaks form, about 5
  3. In
    another large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth then
    add icing sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt.
  4. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture, then pour the mixture over crust and smooth top with a spatula.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.


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