How to Make Frozen Veggies in the Microwave

Do you ever scan through all the amazing Pinterest recipes and wonder how those moms have the time to make such beautiful meals?


I have.


Lately, I have been in a “fly by the seat of your pants” mode as I have started juggling more tasks than I’m used to. One of the first things out the window was anything difficult in the kitchen. If it goes in the slow cooker or microwave, it’s my friend and it will be on my dinner table.


So I thought I would introduce you to a little staple around our house. Microwaved veggies. I know. You’re so impressed with my mad kitchen skills right now. I can hear your applause from here. You’re too kind! 😉


To begin, pour your veggies of choice from the freezer bag into the microwave safe bowl. We’re going with green beans for this one.




If you’re related to Paula Dean like me, make sure you add some butter. Now, pop it in the microwave. If your machine is as cool as mine, it has an easy peasy button that you push that automatically zaps it for the right amount of time.




Now, remove from the microwave and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Yes, we do butter and salt in this house. In reasonable large quantities.





Finally, serve to your adoring family. I am positive that Jorryn’s smile is genuine and in no way forced. He’s excited about those microwaved green beans, darnit!

About Layne Quintanilla

I'm a Child of God, wife, frugal home school mama, and blogger. Living each day intentionally & full of joy!


11 Responses to How to Make Frozen Veggies in the Microwave

  1. Sandy Cain August 12, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Well, that seems easy enough! I will give this a try – but do you cover it, or leave the cover off?

    • Layne Quintanilla August 13, 2013 at 12:05 am #

      I leave the cover on but a little bit tilted so it can vent. Or you can use those microwave covers with the hole in the top for proper ventilation. Either way is fine. 🙂

  2. Kristina L. August 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    We eat a lot of broccoli and cauliflower from the micro wave, And we are butter users too, and salt and pepper!

    • Layne Quintanilla August 13, 2013 at 12:03 am #

      Yum! So convenient and just as delicious!

  3. md kennedy August 13, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Sometimes frozen veggies are even more nutritious than fresh ones because they were frozen right away, not picked and trecked over miles losing their nutrition. Thanks for the post!

  4. JILL @MRScrashmattb August 13, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Frozen veggies aren’t ideal but they are always available…since fresh isn’t always in stock (I forgot to pick up) or in season (too expensive!). I usually will do the same (frozen, salted with butter), except with a glass bowl.

  5. Michelle S August 14, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    I use the micro cooker from Pampered Chef to microwave our frozen veggies. The cover has holes, like a strainer, and you just empty out any water. I even serve right in the bowl. I love it so much that I bought a second one.

  6. Widyaning A August 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    thank you for sharing this useful tips. previously I sometimes hesitate to freeze vegetables.

  7. Courtney T August 17, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    haha, so funny you mention this. we’ve been trying to eat more veggies, and sometimes you can’t always have fresh. so canned are becoming our staples to substitute. and we also love our butter. but we try to do it sparingly. i’m supposed to be cutting out things like that for my cholesterol. ugh