How To Steam Vegetables In A Bag

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Steaming veggies in the microwave is so quick and easy using my foolproof ziplock bag method. Delicious freshly cooked vegetables that retain all their nutrients in just 3 minutes!


A selection of fresh vegetables


  1. Chop any large vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower into bite sized pieces and add them all to a microwave-safe plastic bag.
  2. Seal the bag 3/4 of the way across if using a ziplock bag but be sure to leave a small gap so the steam can escape.
  3. Put the bag into the microwave and cook on high for about 3 minutes.
  4. Open the door and allow the steam to escape and the bag to cool down. Check if the vegetables are cooked enough. If not cook for another minute.
  5. Serve immediately.