How to “Bake” a Sweet Potato in the Microwave

by Katie on May 9, 2012

Sometimes I can be a forgetful person. So…getting my sweet potatoes in the oven with ample time before dinner can sometimes prove to be a challenging task. But, I’ve discovered that cooking my sweet potatoes in the microwave can really save the day!

I scrub the potatoes really well and pierce them with a fork a few times. I then microwave them. The length of time will greatly depend on how big your potatoes are. I usually do 2 for about 5 minutes and then flip them and do about 5 minutes longer.

In no time at all you have “baked” sweet potatoes!

How do you cook your sweet potatoes?

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Tiffanee May 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Perfect timing!! I heard that sweet potatoes are great for distance runners so I have been baking them up for my son before races. Sometimes we are short on time so this is so perfect plus I’m loving the baked sweet potatoes. Lately I’ve been using yams.


Katie May 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

I hope this helps you when you are running short on time!! I love using sweet potatoes, too. One of my friends gave me 2 crates full of them from their garden…so we eat them a lot :)


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