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How to Steam Green Beans in the Microwave

How to cook steamed green beans in the microwave in less than 10 minutes!
Prep Time1 min
Active Time7 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: sides
Keyword: steamed green beans
Yield: 4 people


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter to taste
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place green beans and water in a microwave safe dish. Cover with plate and microwave on high for 6-7 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Stir in butter to melt and season with salt & pepper.