9 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

Don't dirty that sauce pan

We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and hot pockets. But look below for nine surprisingly fancy foods you can cook from start to finish in the microwave.

Mushroom Risotto (28 Minutes)

Stirring stove-top risotto can be a real drag.

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Nutmeg Nanny

Sweet Potato Chips (5 Minutes)

Because all veggies taste batter in chip form.

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Coffee Mug Frittata (70 Seconds)

Mornings can be hectic...

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Frothed Milk (2 Minutes)

Cappuccino lovers, rejoice. Watch the video, then turn your kitchen into a Starbucks.

Brownies (70 Seconds)

Haven't you always dreamed of home-made brownies at the snap of your fingers.

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"roasted" Garlic (6 Minutes)

After six minutes you'll have soft, cooked garlic you can use to flavor any recipe.

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Mac And Cheese (10 Minutes)

This instant mac 'n cheese is far better than the boxed stuff.

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Food & Whine

Baked Oatmeal (3 Minutes)

Top it with milk, cinnamon, raisons, apple, banana, or whatever your heart desires.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (6 Minutes)

Unleash the cookie monster within.

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