How To Cook Brussels Sprouts In The Microwave

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These microwave brussels sprouts are amazing! Cooking brussels sprouts in the microwave is so easy and they come out perfect!

How To Cook Brussels Sprouts In The Microwave

Microwave cooked brussels sprouts are bright green and tender – so healthy and delicious!

Microwave Brussels Sprouts

In this easy recipe, brussels sprouts are cooked in a microwave – that’s it!  With this easy new way of cooking brussels sprouts, chances are you’ll get to eat them more often since they are so easy to make.  When you try cooking brussels sprouts in the microwave, you will never steam them any other way!  Steaming brussels sprouts with an awkward pot of boiling water will be a thing of the past :)

Cooking Fresh Brussels Sprouts In The Microwave

Brussels sprouts is a very healthy vegetable and it’s also very yummy too!  Many people who  don’t like brussels sprouts simply never tried the correctly cooked and seasoned brussels sprouts.

Microwaving Brussels Sprouts

The most common mistake people make while cooking brussels sprouts is overcooking them.  Just like with most other vegetables, overcooking brussels sprouts will turn them into a disgusting mush!  Brussels sprouts should still be somewhat crispy when they are done cooking.  When in doubt, undercook!  The brussels sprouts continue cooking on their own for a few minutes while they are extremely hot, so they will get even softer.  If you cook them to the point that they are very soft, they will end up mushy due to this extra internal cooking.

Microwave Steamed brussels sprouts recipe

After you cooked them properly, another thing you need to do to make brussels sprouts tasty is season them.  And it doesn’t mean drowning them in ranch dressing!   All you need to do to bring out the best flavor in brussels sprouts is sprinkle them with salt,  pepper and garlic powder and toss them in a little olive oil.  Salt and extra-virgin olive oil really enhance the flavor of brussels sprouts.

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Enjoy these healthy and delicious microwave cooked brussels sprouts!

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Microwave Brussels Sprouts

These microwave brussels sprouts are amazing! Cooking brussels sprouts in the microwave is so easy! Follow these instructions on how to cook brussels sprouts in the microwave and they will taste great! So healthy and delicious!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts, microwave brussels sprouts
Cooking Method: Microwave
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 49kcal

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  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup water
  • seasonings to taste

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  • Cut off the brown ends from the brussels sprouts and discard.
  • Put brussels sprouts in a microwave-safe bowl and add water. Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid.
  • Put the bowl with brussels sprouts in the microwave and microwave on High for 6 minutes.
  • Carefully remove cooked brussels sprouts from the microwave and drain.
  • Season brussels sprouts with seasonings of your choice (I like to sprinkle them with salt, pepper and garlic powder, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and toss to coat).


If you prefer to cut brussels sprouts in half before cooking, the microwave cooking time for brussels sprouts halves is 4 minutes.
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Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. I like to chop one Brussel sprout, add a little water, and microwave for 90 seconds. Then add it to my morning eggs or my lunchtime ramen soup!

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