Steamed Carrots in the Microwave

Learn how to steam carrots in the microwave in just minutes! 

raw carrots

This recipe is great for when you need a side dish, a small healthy salad, or your kids won’t eat raw vegetables. Steaming carrots in the microwave is simple and tastes delicious! All you need is carrots, a microwave safe bowl, and water. 

I love carrots because they’re affordable, always in stores and healthy! You can steam baby carrots or chopped carrots to make a great holiday or everyday side dish. 

Why Steam Carrots in the Microwave?

  • It is simple and mess free!
  • Carrots are a great healthy option
  • It’s the fastest way to cook them!
  • You probably have a bag of them in your fridge already
  • Warm steamed carrots topped with butter, salt and pepper just taste better than raw carrots!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of carrots
  • 3 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional)
  • Salt & pepper (optional)

How to Steam Carrots in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. Place carrots in a microwave safe dish, add water
  2. Cover with a plate and microwave on high for about 3 minutes
  3. Remove from microwave and drain
  4. Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Carrots To Use For This Recipe

Either one! This recipe will steam baby carrots or full sized carrots that have been chopped into slices. It is up to you what kind and what sized carrots you steam. 

How To Get the Kiddos to Like Carrots

Wouldn’t we all like to know the answer to that!

There are many different ways to make carrots taste delicious, but one that kids (or anyone who is not a fan of veggies) will love is maple glazed carrots. 

All you do is instead of sprinkling with salt and pepper, after you add the butter, drizzle with maple syrup and toss your carrots in a bowl to coat. YUM!

Quick Dishes to Make with Steamed Carrots 

Steamed carrot salad with a balsamic dressing and parmesan cheese

Maple syrup or brown sugar glazed carrots with just a sprinkle of salt

Sweet and sour sauce of your choice tossed in toasted sesame seeds 

Mixed steamed veggie dish with one of our other recipes

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How to Steam Carrots in the Microwave
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
4 mins
 

Steam carrots in the microwave in just minutes! Depening on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Course: sides
Keyword: steamed carrots
Author: Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepepr to taste
Instructions
  1. Place carrots in a microwave safe dish, add water

  2. Cover with a plate and microwave on high for about 3 minutes

  3. Remove from microwave and drain

  4. Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

If you have tried making steamed carrots in the microwave, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!