How to Microwave a Sweet Potato
Learn how to microwave a sweet potato that is perfectly cooked in minutes with this easy recipe. Makes a quick and healthy side dish that goes with just about any main dish or add your favorite toppings for a simple meal on it's own!
Wash the sweet potato under cold running water, using a kitchen brush to scrub well
Pat dry with a paper towel. Place on cutting board or flat surface, and poke a bunch of holes on all sides of the sweet potato with a fork
Place sweet potato on microwave safe plate
Microwave for 5 minutes. Use an oven mitt or tongs to turn over and microwave for additional 1 to 2 minutes or until potato can be pierced easily through with a knife and is soft on all sides
Remove, and cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for a minute or 2 before eating
Microwave 2 medium sweet potatoes for 5 minutes. Turn over, and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until fully cooked.
2 Large sweet potatoes take about 15 minutes to fully cook.
3 Medium sweet potatoes take about 10 to 12 minutes.
3 Large sweet potatoes take about 20 minutes to fully cook.
Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16031IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg