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Microwaved sweet potatoes with butter
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How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

The easy way to make sweet potatoes! Everything you need to know about microwaving sweet potatoes
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato
Servings: 1 sweet potato
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Marianne


  • 1 sweet potato
  • ½ Tablespoon butter optional
  • dash of cinnamon optional


  • Scrub the potato clean and remove any trendils or strings handing from it.
  • Pierce the potato several times, and wrap in a paper towel.
  • Microwave the wrapped sweet potato 4 - 6 minutes, or until it is soft to the touch.
  • Slice the sweet potato lengthwise, fluff with a fork, and add a pat of butter and/or sprinkle of cinnamon before serving.


Calories: 114kcal