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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 227kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 sweet potato


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


  • Wash the sweet potato thoroughly, pat dry, and pierce 3-4 times with a fork.
  • 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.
  • Slice potato in half lengthwise, season with salt, pepper, a sprinkle of brown sugar, and top with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and serve.



Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 18945IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg