Steaming green beans in the microwave is quick and convenient, helping you to get dinner on the table in minutes. This basic recipe is a great starting point for the seasoning of your choice--a little butter, toasted nuts or a creamy sauce. Source:, November 2017

EatingWell Test Kitchen


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place beans in a large microwave-safe dish. Add broth (or water).

  • Cover and microwave on High for 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

27 calories; 273 mg potassium; 6.8 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1.4 g protein; 273 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 55 mg calcium;