Make An Entire Thanksgiving Meal With Just A Microwave And These Recipes

You don't need a fancy kitchen to throw a fancy dinner.

Are you stuck in a cubed room with no kitchen (aka dorm hell), sharing a beach bungalow, hiding out in a tree-house or just super impatient? No worries, you can have a full impressive Thanksgiving dinner just by setting up a microwave. We aren't talking about T.V. dinners or reheating dishes other people made for you. No we are talking a bird with all the dressings. Below, we've collected the best online microwave recipes we could find so you can make every dish you'll need this Thursday.


There are two ways to do the turkey, go all in with the whole bird or buy the turkey breasts. You can also watch the video above...dude is really excited for his microwaved bird.

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

In many people's minds, mashed potatoes and gravy are the most important part. People spend hours perfecting their recipes for perfect creaminess. Well, you don't have hours. And this dish is too important to trust some dehydrated potato powder you bought from the store. All you need is 35 minutes for this solid mashed potatoes recipe and of course the gravy. Molding your potatoes into various shapes and characters is totally up to you.


If you love yourself some Stove Top stuffing (I'm not here to judge), just go buy the box and you're good. But if you want to make your own from scratch, this stuffing recipe will treat you kindly. Heck, once you get it down, you can have stuffing with turkey all the time. Just grab some deli meats like the photo above.

Green Bean Casserole

Just like David Bowie can't live without his wigs, no Thanksgiving meal can live without a green bean casserole. Knock out this green hero recipe and you'll be a total boss, like Bowie in the "Magic Dance" scene from "Labyrinth."

Macaroni and Cheese

You can't forget this old favorite that your mom always made. How did I know that about your mom? Because every mom makes their children some type of mac-n-cheese. Everyone's dish is different, but they're all kinda the same. This fast recipe will make a great addition to your feast.

Acorn Squash with Apple

This seasonal dish will win you expert points from all your guests. It sounds fancy, but it's really easy.

Pumpkin Pie

Don't just buy a pre-made pie at the store. Impress everyone by making your own from scratch (more or less) with this recipe. If you don't want to mess with the whole pie, make individual delights for everyone with this Pumpkin Pie in a Mug recipe.