Recipes for convection microwave ovens

Simple And Easy Recipes For Convection Microwave Ovens

If you don’t have one of these magical machines called a convection microwave oven then you are seriously missing out. Not only does it have a regular oven setting, but it also has a convection oven setting. To put this simply, your food can cook evenly on all sides… and no more burnt edges! Plus, because it is also a microwave, everything cooks so quickly. 

Now, if you’re looking for an easy way to add some variety to your cooking regiment, or if you are just looking for a more practical way to cook, then I’m sure you will appreciate these recipes that I have personally tried in my convection microwave oven.

Let’s go!

Recipes for Convection Microwave Ovens

Crunchy Sweet Potatoes

Crunchy slices of sweet potato chips dashed with some parsley and served on a wooden board.


  • 3 x large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tbsp. x olive oil
  • 1 tsp x sea-salt
  • 1/4 tsp x black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. x turmeric powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, salt, pepper and turmeric
  3. Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown
  4. Remove to cool or serve hot with your main dish.

Check out my other article for more healthy sweet potato recipes.

Grilled Vegetables

An assortment of vegetables grilled in a convection microwave oven and dashed with olive oil.


  • 1 x zucchini, sliced into thin strips or thin round pieces
  • 1 x yellow squash, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 x eggplant, sliced into thin strips
  • 1x red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp. x olive oil
  • 1 tsp x sea-salt
  • 1/4 tsp x cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp x smoked paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with the olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika
  3. Spread the vegetables in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet or an aluminum pan and roast for 25 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown
  4. Serve with your favorite protein dish.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

6 chicken pieces wrapped and cooked with bacon and served on a white plate.


  • 4 x chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 1 x package bacon
  • 1/4 cup x BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Wrap each chicken breast with 2-3 strips of bacon and place them in a prepared baking dish
  3. Spread the BBQ sauce over the chicken and bacon
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through
  5. Serve with grilled veggies or a fresh green salad

This recipe was inspired by this article.

Banana Bread

Golden brown banana bread baked in a convection microwave oven, placed on a brown wooden board, with butter and spreading knife.


  • 1 cup x sugar
  • 1/2 cup x butter, softened
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 tsp x vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups x all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp x baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp x salt
  • 1 cup x mashed ripe bananas (with a small squeeze of lemon)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is well combined
  6. Now, stir in the mashed bananas
  7. Pour the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean
  8. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Easy and Simple Pizza

Cheesy pizza prepared using a microwave oven, cut into 4 slices and served with a plate and fork.


  • 1 package x pre-made pizza dough or pizza base
  • 1 cup x marinara sauce
  • 1 cup x shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup x grated parmesan cheese
  • optional extra: add diced partially cooked bacon and half a chopped green pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface or ready the pizza base
  3. Spread the marinara sauce over the dough/base and top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese (also the bacon and peppers at this point and top with more cheese)
  4. Cut the dough into small squares/ take pizza base and place on a greased baking sheet
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes for the dough pizza and 5min if you have the ready-made pizza base or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese are melted.

Classic Lasagna

A cheesy and saucy lasagna cut into a square and served with a sprinkle of parsley.


  • 1 pound x ground beef
  • 1 x onion, diced
  • 3 x cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can x crushed tomatoes/tomato & onion mix
  • 1 (6 ounce) can x tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. x sugar
  • 1 tbsp. x dried basil leaves
  • sea-salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp x black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package x lasagna noodles/lasagna sheets/ prepped pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) container x ricotta cheese/spring onion cream cheese
  • 1 x egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup x grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups x shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup x cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup x gouda cheese
  • optional extra add dash of wine, a dollop of tomato sauce and a dollop of chutney to the sauce, makes it deliciously bolder (this is always my secret weapon for all my tomato sauce foods)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large pot, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it is browned. Drain the fat and stir in the onion and garlic
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil; salt and pepper (add the optional extras at this point). Simmer for 45minutes to an hour
  4. Cook the lasagna noodles/ pasta in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain them and rinse with cold water (if you have lasagna sheets skip this step no need to pre cook)
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, egg and parmesan cheese
  6. To assemble the lasagna, spread 1/2 cup of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer the noodles /pasta/ lasagna sheets with ricotta mixture, mozzarella cheese and meat sauce
  7. Repeat the layers until everything is used up
  8. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the lasagna is golden brown
  9. Allow the lasagna to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving
  10. Serve with a fresh, green salad and some garlic bread

Final Thoughts

So, next time you’re in the mood for some easy, delicious comfort food, try one of these recipes and if you have a convection microwave oven like I do, even better! These recipes are all tried and true, so you can’t go wrong. 

And don’t forget to let me know how they turn out! I always love hearing about people’s cooking successes (or failures). So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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Charlene Gallant

Charlene is a lover of good food. She enjoys nothing more than cooking up a storm in the kitchen and sharing her favourite recipes with her readers. She also enjoys reading a good book.

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