How to Steam Vegetables in a Tupperware Microwave Steamer

Steaming vegetables can be a chore with bulky hob steamers. Luckily, there are Tupperware steamers available that fit right in your microwave. They can steam fresh vegetables in as little as half the time it takes on the stove.

Remove the slotted basket from the plastic Tupperware container.

Pour 2 cups of water into the plastic container.

Place the basket back into the container. The water level should reach just below the bottom edge of the basket.

Combine all of the fresh vegetables into the basket and snap the lid onto the container snugly.

Microwave on high for four minutes. The vegetables will be steamed but have a slight crunch to them.


Experiment with different vegetables to create your own signature steamed dish.


Let the Tupperware container cool for five minutes before removing the lid to prevent the steam from burning your hands or face.

Things You'll Need

  • Tupperware steamer for microwaves
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup carrot slices
  • 2 cups water
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