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How to Microwave a Sweet Potato

How to Microwave a Sweet Potato

Learn How to Microwave a Sweet Potato in 10 minutes, this is perfect for a quick snack or side dish! Perfectly cooked and healthy!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Microwave a Sweet Potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 sweet potato
Calories 227 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 sweet potato


  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. Wash the sweet potato thoroughly, pat dry, and pierce 3-4 times with a fork.
  2. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 5 minutes. If the potato isn’t fork-tender after 5 minutes, continue microwaving in 1-minute increments until ready.
  3. Slice potato in half lengthwise, season with salt, pepper, a sprinkle of brown sugar and top with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  4. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and serve.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
How to Microwave a Sweet Potato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 18945IU379%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.