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Microwave Carrots

Microwave Carrots

Microwave carrots are one of the quickest and easiest ways to add some veggies to your plate. The bright and sweet combo of steamed carrots with a tab of butter and sprinkle of salt and fresh ground pepper is total comfort food and absolutely worth the (extremely minimal) prep.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Resting Time 1 minute
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 111kcal
Author Tracy


  • 2 medium carrots peeled and chopped 1/2-inch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon salted butter
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place carrots and water in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Top with a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 3 minutes. Allow to sit for 1 minute. Very carefully remove plate (steam will be hot!) check carrots for doneness, and if necessary cook for 1 minute more with 1 minute rest.
  • Drain excess water and add butter. Toss until butter is melted and carrots are coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 111kcal