Easy Microwaved Sweet Potato


Who doesn’t love a delightful sweet potato? Yet, sometimes, it’s a bit of a hassle to bake them, and boiling isn’t as exciting, especially if you’re planning to use them in cakes or purees. That’s where the microwave comes in handy! You can whip up a sweet potato in no time, and it always turns out splendidly, especially if you have a big sweet potato, a small sweet potato will get too hard if you microwave!

The sweet potato is a tuber native to the Americas, closely related to the potato, tomato, and eggplant. Packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium. You’ll find numerous sweet potato varieties, each distinguished by the color of their flesh—white, yellow, orange, or purple. The orange or purple-fleshed ones are the richest in Vitamin A.

This versatile veggie can be cooked in various ways—baked, boiled, fried, or sautéed. It’s a key ingredient in recipes ranging from purees, soups, salads, to both sweet and savory dishes. Plus, it can serve as an alternative to other ingredients like potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, etc.

Easy Microwaved Sweet Potato

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Normal
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Make the perfect Microwave Sweet Potato in a jiffy—easy, quick, and always tender!


  • Sweet Potato – 1


  1. Wash the sweet potato thoroughly under running water, using a brush to remove any remaining dirt.
  2. Pierce the potato about 6 times around (to prevent the potato from building up pressure, avoiding potential explosions).
  3. Dampen a piece of kitchen paper or a couple of paper towels and place it on a plate, then put the sweet potato on top. Wrap the paper around the potato to help it steam slightly and not become too tough on the outside.
  4. Microwave at full power for about 6 minutes, adjusting the time based on the size (smaller ones might need less time, larger ones perhaps 1 or 2 more minutes). Microwave for 3 minutes, then turn the potato over, and finish the remaining 3 minutes.
  5. Take it out of the microwave, slice it open, and serve it with a generous dollop of butter on top! Enjoy!
Notes: Experiment with different toppings like sour cream, chives, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavor.

This recipe for Easy Microwaved Sweet Potato was originally created on BakeAfter.com. Esta receita de Batata Doce no Micro-ondas foi publicada em português no Iguaria.com.


Per Serving: 128 calories; 0 g fat; 29 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein.

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