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How to Cook a Sweet Potato in the Microwave

How to cook a sweet potato in the microwave- the quickest way to do it when you're in a rush!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato
Servings: 1 sweet potato
Calories: 111kcal


  • 1 sweet potato


  • Poke sweet potato all over with a paring knife.
  • Place sweet potato in a covered microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 3 minutes.
  • Flip the sweet potato over (using tongs), and heat for another 2-4 minutes, until the potato is soft when squeezed with an oven mitt.
  • Enjoy!


  • Cooked sweet potatoes may be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.


Cook time will depend on the size of your sweet potato


Serving: 1sweet potato | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18445IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg