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How to Microwave Asparagus

August 18, 2022
2 Ratings
Photo by Anyday Microwave Cookware
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 6 minutes
  • makes 3 cups
Author Notes

Asparagus steams beautifully in the microwave! The stalks become tender very quickly with just the right amount of crisp. Note: Thicker stalks will need a bit more time to cook than thinner ones. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds to achieve the desired texture.

Note: This recipe was created for a 1000-watt microwave. Head to cookanyday.com to find the original recipe and adjust cooking times for other microwave wattages.

Have more microwave cooking questions? Find recipes, resources, and more at cookanyday.com. —Anyday Microwave Cookware

What You'll Need
  • 3 cups asparagus, cut into 2" pieces
  1. Cut the tough, fibrous ends off of the asparagus. Rinse and cut into 2" pieces. Place in an Anyday dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes until asparagus is bright green and tender, but not mushy.

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