If you’re looking for an easy and quick way to cook sausage, then microwaving it is a good idea. This article will explain how to microwave your sausage so that it’s done perfectly every time. We’ll also answer all other questions you might have about cooking a sausage in the microwave oven.
By the end of the article, you should know everything about making perfect microwaved sausages!
Can you cook raw sausage in the microwave?
Yes, you can safely cook raw sausages in a microwave oven. Microwaving sausages will not produce a dark browned skin as frying or boiling would. Nonetheless, raw sausages cooked in a microwave will still turn out perfectly cooked and taste great.
If your sausages are in a packet, then you should prick them first so the microwaves can steam and be cooked right through.
Another thing to note about microwaving sausages is that microwaves will heat food up quickly. So always pay attention when cooking sausages and the time you set the microwave to cook for.
Can you microwave already cooked sausages?
Yes, you can reheat already-cooked sausages in a microwave just the same as cooking raw ones. I’ve found that the taste of microwaved sausages is just as good, if not better than reheating in a pan on the stovetop.
The only difference I’ve noticed between cooking raw and cooked sausage in the microwave is that the already cooked sausages will become a little drier when reheated with a microwave.
To get around this problem, consider cutting your sausages in half before you cook them again. This will help them heat up quickly without burning or getting too dry. Furthermore, you can also add a little water to the container before cooking so they steam a little and retain moisture.
What do you need to cook sausage in a microwave?
Before you microwave sausage, you will need a microwave safe plate, and your choice of heatproof utensil. For best results, use ceramic or oven-safe glass dishes – they are both durable enough for the microwave’s high temperature while also not posing any risk of shattering or melting like their plastic counterparts.
Do not use metal utensils. Metal will cause sparks and can even cause a fire which is a completely unnecessary event to occur if you just want to make sausages in the microwave.
How do I cook cooked sausage in my microwave?
If you have sausages that are already cooked and not frozen, you can cook them by microwaving them for 30 seconds per sausage. First, put the sausages on a microwave safe dish and cover it with a paper towel or any other covering that is allowed in your microwave. Cook the sausages for 30 seconds, and then remove them from the microwave and let them sit for 1 minute before eating.
How long to microwave sausage?
Cook time for microwaving sausage ranges anywhere from 50 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave. If you have a microwave with a lower wattage, you should cook raw sausage for 3 minutes and flip them every 1 or 1½ minutes.
In general, it takes 3-5 minutes to cook regular-sized sausages that are not split in half. If they are not heated through after that time, add 15 or 30 seconds.
How do you cook sausage meat in the microwave?
To cook sausage meat in the microwave:
Put the sausages in a dish. Put some water in it. Put the sausages in. Cook the sausages in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Turn them after 2 minutes. Then cook for another 1½ minutes more, or until they are done cooking all the way through, whichever is longer. Let them sit for one minute before you eat them or add them to whatever you are making.
Why do sausages explode in the microwave?
The answer has to do with what is happening inside the sausage when it cooks. Microwaves use electromagnetic waves to heat up whatever is placed inside them. When the electromagnetic waves hit the sausage, it heats up quickly and gets hot spots like on a grill. The parts of the sausage with more moisture heat up faster, and this moisture quickly turns into steam and might even start boiling.
Once the microwave heats the moisture inside the sausages until it gets hot enough to boil it will cause the sausages to explode.
With that in mind, you have to keep an eye on the sausages while cooking them, as the cooking times can vary greatly depending on the wattage of your microwave. And if you’re not careful with sausage-making in a microwave, you’ll have your fair share of fire works when you cook sausages. You’ll wind up with a sad, meaty mess to clean up.
Can you microwave vegan sausages?
Yes, you can safely microwave sausages. Just give it about 30 seconds for every inch of sausage. So if you have a 3-5 inch vegan sausage, you should microwave it for 1-3 minutes to be fully cooked.
Can I microwave sausages from frozen?
Yes, you can microwave frozen sausages. However, it will take a few minutes for it to be thawed and then cooked. When microwaving frozen sausages, you should set the microwave to heat for 30-second intervals with 1 minute of rest in between.
If you let it cook for a long time instead of with intervals, it might still be frozen in the middle.
Can you microwave bacon and sausages together?
No, you shouldn’t try to microwave sausage and bacon together because they have different cooking times. For example, if it takes 1 minute and 30 seconds to cook bacon in the microwave while it takes 3 minutes to cook sausages, you’d end up overcooking the bacon.
How long do I defrost sausages in the microwave?
Defrosting sausages in the microwave will take between 8-12 minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave and how frozen the sausages were beforehand. You have to be careful not to end up cooking the sausages while you are defrosting it by defrosting it in intervals.
The Bottom Line
Microwaving sausages is a good way to get sausage when you have no time or access to an oven. But first, there are some things that you need to keep in mind before you cook raw sausage! Microwaves work by using electromagnetic waves that heat the molecules of food in the microwave rapidly.
So when cooking sausages, you have to pay attention to the wattage of your microwave and how long you should cook the sausages for. If it is a lower-wattage microwave, then you’ll have to cook the sausages for a longer period of time. But sausages generally take 3-5 minutes to cook thoroughly.
The process is extremely simple as we shared earlier. All you do is put the sausages in a dish, cover it with a paper towel or use a little water to keep it moist. Put the sausages in and cook for about one minute or and then flip it and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Do that, and you’ll have your sausages cooked in little to no time.