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Microwave Carrots

Steam carrots in the microwave quick and easy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots
Servings: 2
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Heather


  • Microwave


  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/16 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place peeled and cut carrots in a microwave safe bowl. Add water to the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a microwave safe dish, piercing or hole in the wrap or making sure the plate isn't tight fitting. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Check to see if they are soft by piercing the carrots with a fork. If they need a little extra time, keep cooking in 30 second intervals.
  • Carefully remove from microwave. Let sit another minute in the bowl to finish steaming. Check for doneness. If not soft enough, keep cooking in 30 second intervals. Pour off any excess water and toss with seasonings and butter if using.



Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15373IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg