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How to Steam Brussel Sprouts in the Microwave

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.
Prep Time1 min
Active Time6 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: steamed brussels


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 wedge lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Place Brussels sprouts in a microwave safe dish, add water.
  • Cover with a plate or lid, and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes. Check for doneness.
  • Drain, mix in the butter to melt, squeeze fresh lemon on top, season with salt and pepper.