These surprising recipes press all the right buttons: They’re tasty, affordable and save you tons of time.

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Hoisin-Glazed Spareribs with Bok Choy

hoisin-glazed spareribs with bok choy
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Low and slow is usually the way to go for ribs—but pop them in the microwave and the meat will be falling off the bone in 30 minutes!

Try our Hoisin-Glazed Spareribs with Bok Choy ($2.99 per serving)

Chicken Tinga Tacos

chicken tinga tacos
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

This microwave taco filling develops its complex flavor in less than 10 minutes, instead of slow-cooking on the stove. Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot faster!

Try our Chicken Tinga Tacos ($1.58 per serving)

Creamed Spinach Frittata with Warm Bacon Salad

creamed spinach frittata with warm bacon salad
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Bacon and eggs may sound like the first meal of the day, but pop them in the microwave and you'll have dinner in minutes!

Thai Curried Shrimp & Coconut Noodles

thai curried shrimp and coconut noodles
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Skip the delivery. This dinner is faster to the table and fresher in flavor than takeout.

Try our Thai Curried Shrimp & Coconut Noodles ($2.72 per serving)

Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese & Ricotta Cannelloni

sweet potato goat cheese and ricotta cannelloni
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

No need to fire up the oven and the stovetop: You can cook sweet potatoes and boil lasagna noodles in the microwave.

Try our Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese & Ricotta Cannelloni ($2.32 per serving)