How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

How to cook pasta in the microwave so it isn’t dry or soggy
  1. Place pasta in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with 1L (4 cups) water.
  2. Microwave on High for the cook time stated in the packet directions (about 11 minutes), plus 3 mins (14 minutes total), stirring halfway through, or until al dente.
  3. Drain and serve.

What Kind of Noodles to Use?

  • Spaghetti – A classic long and thin noodle with a little thicker of a center, but not as thick as a noodle as bucatini.
  • Elbows – You likely think of the classic macaroni and cheese, but elbows can be used for so many incredible pasta dishes, plus they are super cute.
  • Campanelle – This gorgeous noodle is shaped like a screw. I thinker sauce works great here as these noodles really hold up well and the sauce gets in every delicious crevice.
  • Fusilli – In the United States, this is also known as Rotini. You just might see these noodles floating around a picnic when pasta salad is involved.
  • Fettuccini – Did you know that Fettuccini is rarely eaten in Italy? It gained its popularity in America. You may have had Fettuccini Alfredo a time or two!
  • LinguineLinguine means little tongues in Italian. How fun is that? It is similar to the flatness of fettuccini, but not quite as wide. This type of noodle is common all throughout Italy.
  • Rigatoni – This rigid tube shaped pasta is prevelant and most of Italy. The ridge on rigatoni are for the purpose of having a thick sauce stick to them well, and boy does it work!
  • Gemelli – Gemelli comes from the Italian word twins. This noodle is creates a DNA like structure with two small noodle twirled around one another and it is most often paired with pesto.
  • How to Cook Noodles in the Microwave

  • Combine the pasta of your choice with water in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the microwave and stir. Add more water if it has evaporated and microwave on high for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the microwave again and give it another stir. Microwave in 1 minute intervals until you have achieved tender pasta noodles.
  • Toss pasta together with your favorite sauce and enjoy!
  • The best large Pyrex Mixing Bowl. Perfect for making pasta in the microwave!
  • Silicon Tongs to easily stir the pasta noodles so no fingers get burnt.
  • How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

    Yes, you can use any type of pasta you like with this method; if you take your pasta out of the microwave and the water is gone but it is not cooked, just add more water and microwave again until the pasta is cooked through.

    All microwaves function somewhat differently, some with low voltage and others with high voltage. Why is it taking my pasta longer than 10 minutes to become tender? When cooking noodles in 1-minute intervals, be patient, add more water as necessary, and pay close attention to the texture of your noodles.

    How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

    Can You Cook Spaghetti Pasta In A Microwave?

    I used fusilli pasta for this, as you can see from the pictures, but you can also use spaghetti. Just separate them so they can fit in the microwave-safe bowl.

    How to Cook Egg Noodles in the Microwave

    How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

    The same is true for this method of microwave penne pasta preparation. The only difference is timing. The only adjustment would be to add a few more minutes if you didn’t like it as al dente. The instructions remain the same, but a smaller egg will take slightly less time than a larger one.

    As you might anticipate, you’ll need a method for heating water in the microwave. You accomplish this by retaining heat inside that bowl until it is hot enough to function.

    You could use a sealed bowl if you had one, but most of them are made of plastic, and I prefer not to cook with plastic directly in contact with my food.

    How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

    Instead, a piece of saran wrap will work great when you want to microwave noodles. Keep in mind that if you stir and replace it in the middle, you might need a new piece. If you’ve used it, you know that when heated, it kind of shrinks, so it might not fit on the second three-minute round.

  • What you do is pour your dry pasta noodles and hot water into a large microwave safe bowl (I like glass). Cover with plastic wrap and set microwave on high for 3 minutes.
    • Stir and cover again (may need new piece of wrap).
  • Return to the microwave oven to heat for 3 minutes cooking time on 50% power, not “regular” setting. Let stand for 1 minute before stirring and serving.
  • You can drain the liquid that is left over after it cooks in the microwave and is as soft as you prefer, then top it with whatever you like. Butter would be necessary for the noodles, and we also enjoy parmesan cheese and a little garlic salt.

    How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

    You can eat butter noodles, a really affordable and simple pasta dish, as a quick snack in between meals or as a side dish with some protein.

    If it’s just an add-on, there would be enough here for 2 to 3 people. This would be useful if you’re an empty-nester for a smaller meal.

    This one-pot spaghetti is another recipe we like that is very simple for a small number of people. Yes, a stove is required, but only one pot is needed to prepare it. Much simpler cleanup and up to four people can be fed for about $5.

    How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

    Want to know more about this handy dandy appliance. We share how to clean your microwave here. A regular requirement, especially if you have children

    Try it out, then let us know what you think. If you add anything else that works well as a snack or a meal, let us know so we can give it a try.

    Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!

    Looking for more easy family recipes and tips? LIKE The Typical Mom Facebook page?

    Then subscribe to my newsletter for free and follow me on Pinterest!

    ***** Please rate this recipe with 5 stars if you enjoyed it and let everyone know what you thought. .

    How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?

    How To Make Noodles In The Microwave?


    How do you make good noodle in the microwave?

    1. Pour 2 cups water into a microwaveable bowl.
    2. Place ramen packet into the water. Discard flavor packet.
    3. Cover bowl, and microwave ramen noodles for 2 minutes. …
    4. If you’re only using noodles, drain the majority of the liquid and season to taste.

    How do you make 2 minute noodles in the microwave?

    Place the broken-up noodle cake in a medium bowl that can be heated in the microwave. Cook for two minutes on HIGH in an 850 watt microwave oven with 112 cups (375 mL) of boiling water. Serve with or without broth as desired after stirring in the flavor sachet’s ingredients.

    Is it better to cook noodles on the stove or microwave?

    In order for the noodles to absorb the flavoring, the water needs to be moved around during the boiling process. So definitely the stove.

    Related Posts