Microwave Sweet Potato

How to microwave sweet potato tubers. Baking sweet potatoes in the microwave. Sweet potato microwave cooking instructions. Enjoy baked sweet potatoes in a fraction of the time.



Microwave sweet potato, 3 tubers in front of the oven.

Sweet Potato Microwave Preparation

Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut out any bad spots. Pierce the potatoes in several places with a paring knife to prevent them from bursting.

How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

You can microwave as many as 4 potatoes at once. Choose tubers of the same approximate size so that they cook at the same rate.

Arrange them on a microwave safe plate in a sunburst pattern with their tips toward the center of the plate. Microwave on high until the potatoes are tender.

The cooking time will vary depending on how many sweet potatoes you are baking, how large they are, and the type of microwave oven you have. The following is a guide:

  • 5 minutes for a single sweet potato
  • 7-9 minutes for 2
  • 13-15 minutes for 4
  • Turn the potatoes over and rearrange them after the first 5 minutes.

    They will continue to cook on residual heat after you take them out so do not wait until they feel very soft. Once they are out of the microwave, cover them with a clean kitchen towel and let them stand for an additional 5 minutes to soften.

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