Prep Veggies and Place in Basket: Wash and cut vegetables into uniform pieces to ensure consistent cooking. Place in single layer in steamer basket.
Cooking up a healthy side of steamed veggies is easier than it looks. Just follow our simple how-to! Plus, we have steam times for all the veggies you love! We're talking about potatoes, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus.
Boil Water: Add 1 to 2 inches of water to pot (just below where steamer basket will sit) and bring to boil.
Add Basket: Add steamer basket of vegetables; cover and reduce to a simmer over medium to medium-low heat.
Steam: Steam until the vegetables are vibrant and a knife pierces through the thickest part easily.
Remove Basket and Serve: Carefully remove steamer basket from pot and serve immediately.
Vegetable Steaming Times:
Red Potatoes (quartered or halved): 17 to 20 minutes
Butternut Squash (cubed): 12 to 15 minutes
Green Beans (whole): 8 to 10 minutes
Baby Carrots (whole): 8 to 10 minutes
Broccoli (florets): 7 to 10 minutes
Cauliflower (florets): 7 to 10 minutes
Asparagus (2-inch pieces): 4 to 7 minutes