Microwave Steamed Carrots

  • author  Eliza
  • Updated July 17th, 2019

The best way to cook carrots in the microwave is to steam them. Try this super simple recipe for microwave steamed carrots the next time you need a quick and easy side dish!

Microwave Steamed Carrots on a square white plate.
Microwave Steamed Carrots.
Microwave Steamed Carrots on a square white plate.

Microwave Steamed Carrots

How to steam carrots in a microwave.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Global
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 25

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots or 16 baby carrots
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  • Scrub or peel carrots.
  • If using full sized carrots, cut into 2 inch chunks. Baby carrots do not need to be cut.
  • Place carrots into a microwave safe glass bowl. Add the water. 
  • Cover the bowl with a (microwave-safe) plate or lid, and place in the microwave.
  • Microwave carrots on high for 2 minutes, then leave to steam for a further 1 minute until they are tender. Take care when removing carrots from the microwave, the bowl and the steam will be very hot.
  • Serve microwave steamed carrots topped with butter. 

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10190IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg