Steamed Brussel Sprouts in the Microwave

How to steam Brussel sprouts in the microwave in just 10 minutes! 

raw brussels sprouts

This recipe is super simple and easy, perfect for when you need to whip up a quick side dish for any dinner. Brussel sprouts taste bitter when they’re raw, but with this quick recipe, you won’t be able to stop eating them!

If you are not fan of vegetables, but you are looking for a way to eat healthier, this is a great recipe for you. When cooked and seasoned right, Brussel sprouts make for a delicious appetizer, side dish, or even snack! 

Why Steam Brussel Sprouts in the Microwave?

  • It is fast and easy!
  • Minimal prep time and clean up
  • Steaming Brussel sprouts ensures that you won’t overcook them (yuck!)
  • Brussel sprouts are a great healthy option!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of brussel sprouts
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional)
  • Salt & pepper (optional)

How to Steam Brussel Sprouts in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. Place brussel sprouts in a microwave safe dish, add water
  2. Cover with a plate and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes; stirring and rotating slightly every 2 minutes 
  3. Drain
  4. Top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

How to Buy Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts can be bought on the stalk, loose, or prepackaged in a bag. Brussel sprouts on the stalk can be bought at the farmer’s market and are kind of difficult to store, but are the freshest ones you will find! 

When choosing loose Brussel sprouts to buy, look for green leaves and feel that it is firm and compact. Yellowing leaves or dark spots indicate that the Brussel sprout is not good. 

Brussel sprouts in the bag are also a good option if you know that you will be in a hurry to cook them!

What to Season Brussel Sprouts With

There are so many delicious ways to season Brussel sprouts! A classic is drizzling them with Balsamic vinaigrette. Another simple way to season Brussel sprouts is tossing them in olive oil and roasted garlic, topping with parmesan cheese, and sprinkling with salt and pepper. 

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How to Steam Brussel Sprouts in the Microwave
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
11 mins
 

Learn how to steam Brussel sprouts in the micrwave in just 10 minutes! Depening on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: steamed brussels
Author: Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Brussels Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt for flavor
  • 1/4 tsp pepper for flavor
Instructions
  1. Place brussel sprouts in a microwave safe dish, add water

  2. Cover with a plate and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes; stirring and rotating slightly ever 2 minutes or so

  3. Drain

  4. Top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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