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Easy Steamed Veggies

Steamed veggies are a fast and nutritious side dish and go great with quick dinners.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 100kcal


  • ¼ cup water enough to have 2 inches in the bottom of a pot
  • 2 cups vegetables cut into uniform pieces


  • Cut the veggies into uniform pieces. This will promote even cooking. Add 2 inches of water to a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Put the veggies in a stainless steel steamer basket. Place it in the pot and cover. Cook until the veggies are tender. Cooking time will depend on the vegetable. Enjoy warm!


Approximate veggie steaming times:
  • Green beans, asparagus, or spinach: 3 to 5 minutes
  • Broccoli or cauliflower: 5 to 7 minutes
  • Carrots, beets, potatoes: 10 to 20 minutes
Please note that nutrition info will vary depending on the types of vegetables used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg