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Microwave Sweet Potatoes

One recipe that can be a life saver is the microwave sweet potatoes. You won't believe how easy is to make them. The recipe is simple to prepare and it takes just a few minutes to cook. If you can bake regular potatoes using a microwave, then you can bake sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are delicious and if you manage to prepare them the proper way, you are going to make the recipe with some frequency.

It is one dish that can help you quite a bit if you do not have a lot of time to cook on the stove. We all know that cooking using a microwave saves time in the kitchen; making it useful when preparing simple and quick meals.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (or butter)


  1. First, wash the sweet potatoes under running water.

  2. Poke the sweet potatoes a few times with a fork.

  3. Next, place them on a paper towel in a dish that is microwave safe.

  4. Cook on high for about 5 minutes for the first sweet potato and then 2 to 3 minutes for each additional sweet potato.

  5. Turn over the sweet potatoes halfway through cooking.

  6. When ready with a fork verify that they are tender and let them stand for 1 or 2 minutes.

  7. Finally serve and add the sour cream or butter.

  8. If you want another addition after the sour cream or butter, for the topping you could use:

  • chopped vegetables
  • shredded chicken

  • or crushed turkey bacon

For the microwave sweet potatoes the preparation time is only 5 minutes and the cooking can be done in about 7 minutes. That’s a total of 12 minutes to have this delicious dish ready to be served. If you liked the fact that it only takes a couple of minutes to have the recipe completed; you are going to be thrilled that with only 2 ingredients you can enjoy this quick meal.

You just need sweet potatoes with sour cream or butter and you will be on your way to enjoy a tasty lunch. Now this is not the only way you can eat it, some people like to add some vegetables or chicken to give it a different twist so is up to you.

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