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How to cook sweet potato in the microwave

Learn how to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave for a easy, quick and simple method.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 49 kcal


  • 1 sweet potato


  • Use a fork to poke holes in sweet potato and place in a microwave safe dish.
  • Microwave on high for about 7 minutes (time may vary depending on size of sweet potato)
  • Remove from microwave and poke with a fork to check if it’s cooked through. If sweet potato is still raw, rotate and continue to microwave in 1 minute intervals until cooked through.
  • (Optional): Butter, salt, pepper, minced herbs, spices. See our full list of flavor ideas in the post of the recipe.


Calories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 8016IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword microwave, sweet potato
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