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Quick Baked Sweet Potato Recipe Microwave Instructions

I love sweet potatoes! You are going to love these easy instructions about how to make a Baked Sweet Potato Recipe microwave style!

I don’t think I tried a sweet potato until I was in my mid-20s. I only had eaten white potatoes so having a delicious sweet potato was a new thing for me.

My friend made them like chips and she tossed them in some olive oil, salt, and fresh rosemary. I couldn’t believe how much I loved them. I loved the crisp finish and the combination of the rosemary and salt. This is my favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes.

 

  

So I started to explore all the ways to enjoy a sweet potato! It’s the perfect side dish for a healthy meal. This microwave method is the fastest way to make it and the cooking process is super simple!

Some of our favorite toppings:

  • You can add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a pat of butter. Maybe even a little honey. In a small bowl, you could mix together some butter, cinnamon, and honey to make your own special butter.
  • You can also make it savory with some spices like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika with a little olive oil.
  • I haven’t tried it on a baked sweet potato but you could add some thin slices of butter and dried rosemary. This could be yummy since I love it on sweet potato chips.
  • Add some nutmeg
  • Drizzle with some maple syrup

 

 

This is a delicious and quick Baked Sweet Potato Recipe - Microwave Instructions. They are so healthy and easy to make!

 

Meal Prep Ideas

It’s always great to have prepped food available when meal planning. You can make a few potatoes and store them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container. To reheat them, cover with a damp paper towel, in the microwave on 50% power on a microwave-safe plate for 2-3 minutes until warm.

You could even turn the leftovers into mashed sweet potatoes or a yummy sweet potato casserole with some brown sugar on top.

You do not have to peel the skin of a sweet potato before you bake them. And cooking them in the microwave doesn’t cause a loss of nutrients. The cooking time of a sweet potato in the microwave is a fraction of the time it would take to cook it in the oven.

 

 

Check out the recipe card below for nutrition facts and to print the recipe.

The Best Way To Make A Whole Sweet Potato In The Microwave:

Cook time – 5 – 10 minutes depending on the size of the potato.

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • Toppings of your choice

Baked Sweet Potato Recipe – Microwave Instructions

Wash the sweet potato thoroughly, pat dry, and pierce 3-4 times with a fork or paring knife to make some small holes at the center of the potato and the sides to let the steam escape.

 

 

Place potato on a microwave-safe plate and microwave 5 minutes on high power, turning halfway through. (Expert tip – Use an oven mitt or kitchen towel to protect your hand.)

If your potato is not fork tender after 5 minutes, continue microwaving in 30-second increments.

Split potato down the middle with a sharp knife, season with salt and pepper, and top with your favorite toppings like a pat of butter or any other delicious fillings.

 

This is a delicious and quick Baked Sweet Potato Recipe - Microwave Instructions. They are so healthy and easy to make!

 

Cooking Tips For Microwave Baked Sweet Potato Recipe: 

  • If you only have small sweet potatoes – cook it for less time and start with 4 minutes.
  • If you want to make 4 sweet potatoes, add them to a microwaveable plate and start at 12 minutes. Then add 1 minute increments until it is fork tender. 
  • If you want to add an additional potato, add time in 1 minute increments. The amount of time will depend on the size of your sweet potato and it’s better to keep checking it than to overcook it.

You will learn your microwave cooking times the more you make these potatoes. 

There are other cooking methods and different ways to make a sweet potato. But this is a foolproof method that doesn’t heat up the house and it doesn’t take a bunch of time to make. And my Instant Pot scares me a little.

 

 

I like to make these BBQ Turkey Stuffed Potatoes. It’s a great way to use our turkey leftovers but I think it would also be good with some leftover sweet potatoes. It’s an easy way to use up any leftovers in your house. We top it with some sour cream and green onions.

This is the easiest way to make a quick and nutritious lunch or an easy side dish. Add them to your list for the next time you go to the grocery store. And they are so much more flavorful than regular potatoes!

Additional information: Some people wrap their sweet potatoes in plastic wrap. I don’t do this and I don’t see the benefit.

What are your favorite sweet potato toppings and your favorite sweet potato recipes?

 

Yield: 1

Microwave Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Microwave Baked Sweet Potato Recipe
You are going to love these easy instructions about how to make a baked sweet potato on the microwave.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • Toppings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Wash the sweet potato thoroughly, pat dry, and pierce 3-4 times with a fork or paring knife to make some small holes at the center of the potato and the sides to let the steam escape.
  2. Place potato on a microwave-safe plate and microwave 5 minutes on high power, turning halfway through. (Expert tip - Use an oven mitt or kitchen towel to protect your hand.)
  3. If your potato is not fork tender after 5 minutes, continue microwaving in 30-second increments.
  4. Split potato down the middle with a sharp knife, season with salt and pepper, and top with your favorite toppings like a pat of butter or any other delicious fillings. 

Notes

  • If you only have small sweet potatoes - cook it for less time and start with 4 minutes.
  • If you want to make 4 sweet potatoes, add them to a microwaveable plate and start at 12 minutes. Then add 1 minute increments until it is fork-tender. 
  • If you want to add an additional potato, add time in 1-minute increments. The amount of time will depend on the size of your sweet potato and it's better to keep checking it than to overcook it.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

These totals are just an estimate.

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