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Microwave Carrots

Microwave Carrots with butter and brown sugar for a quick and easy side dish. It takes just 5 minutes to steam carrots in the microwave with this simple recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 75kcal
Author Dee
Cost $3


  • 1 pound baby carrots in bag
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste if desired


  • Rinse carrots under cold water, and remove any split ones
  • Place in microwave-safe dish, and add water, butter and brown sugar. Cover with microwave safe cover, plate or plastic wrap (be sure to vent plastic wrap)
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Check for doneness, and add another minute or 2 until cooked to desired tenderness
  • Stir, and serve


For a healthier version, leave out the butter and brown sugar.
Cook time will vary with different microwaves and thickness of carrots. Carrots continue to cook as they sit, so don't overcook. 
Use care when removing cover to avoid burns.


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10542IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg