Microwave Vegetables

Microwave Vegetables
Budget-friendly recipe

This is a simple method for cooking vegetables, especially if you are short on time.

What You'll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Microwave-safe ceramic or glass bowl
  • Measuring spoon
  • Wax paper


  1. Wash and trim fresh vegetables. Cut veggies in small, even pieces. Add to microwave-safe bowl. Frozen veggies can be placed directly into bowl.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. water. No water is needed if you are steaming leafy greens that have just been washed.
  3. Cover with wax paper with one corner folded up to allow steam to escape.
  4. Cook for 3-5 minutes on HIGH. Check for doneness. *Time varies depending on strength of microwave. Cook only in ceramic or glass.
  5. Remove vegetables from microwave. Let sit to finish steaming.
  6. When steaming whole vegetables, like potatoes or squash, prick the skin with a fork to prevent bursting. Place on a towel while cooking.

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