Perfectly Cooked, Everytime

When in doubt, follow the on-pack cooking instructions.

There are so many ways to achieve that perfect serve. While some cooking methods may take longer (like roasting), it lends a different flavour profile that’s so worth it! It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal. You can steam, boil, fry, or even pop it in the microwave for a few minutes.

Let’s look at some of the Do’s and Don’ts of cooking with frozen veggies:


DO cook from frozen

Thawing frozen vegetables before cooking them may alter their texture. Cook them directly from frozen for best results. Did someone say convenience?

DO follow the on-pack instructions

McCain’s frozen vegetables all come with handy cooking guidelines on the pack. These have been professionally developed to help you enjoy the very best, most delectable vegetables, every time.

DON’T wash the veggies

This will lead to the veggies thawing before cooking, which is a big no-no. Rest assured your McCain vegetables reach you clean and ready for use.

DON’T over boil

Frozen vegetables are already partially cooked, and thus over-boiling will lead to mushy vegetables… and nobody wants that!

DON’T cook like fresh veg

If you cook frozen vegetables incorrectly, you may end up ruining the texture and goodness.

Follow these cooking tips to get delicious veggies every time:

Steam frozen vegetables (directly from frozen) in a covered dish in the microwave, adding only a little water (no more than the bottom third of the vegetables should be submerged) for no more than four to five minutes, depending on the microwave.

Boil frozen vegetables in a pot with a small amount of water (making sure not to completely cover the vegetables) for a few minutes until hot. All they need is three to six minutes, depending on their size.

Fry frozen vegetables in a pan with some butter until warmed right through. Season with crushed garlic, salt, and pepper.

For some crunch, microwave frozen vegetables in a dish without water until hot right through – Four to five minutes in the microwave should give you optimal crunchiness.


It’s as simple as that! And, if you’re in need of a little extra inspiration, click through to the McCain website. They’ve got a wide variety of inspired delicious recipes. You’re sure to find something to keep the family smiling every night of the week!