Some nights, you feel like cooking Julia Child’s beef bourguignon recipe from scratch. This is not one of those nights. Keep these 12 microwave recipes in your back pocket for those days you’re short on time (but still want something delicious).

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15-Minute Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Garnish with some chopped chives.

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Microwave Egg Caprese Breakfast Cups

Make some mimosas and this quick recipe from Coterie member Heidi Larsen, and you're ready for brunch with the girls.

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10-Minute Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

Dinner? Lunch? Midnight snack? All of the above.

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Microwave Lemon Bars

Satisfy your sweet tooth in seconds.

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Chocolate-Chip Mug Brownie for One

Wanna up the ante? Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

Chopsticks optional (but encouraged).

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Chocolate-Chip Mug Cookie for One

The lazy gal's guide to dessert.

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Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Vegetarian, gluten-free and ready in 15 minutes.

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Five-Minute S’mores Mug Cake for One

No bonfire necessary.

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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo for One

Yeah, we’re having seconds.

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10-Minute Strawberry Cobbler for One

You could spend five hours making a pie, or you could pop this baby in the microwave for a few seconds. Your choice.

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Perfect Microwave Nachos

Pile on the toppings.

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