Microwave Sweet Potatoes

Microwave Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Linda Faye Lober


Who has time to candy and bake and peel sweet potatoes!
After my niece brought half cooked sweet potatoes to a family dinner, I learned this trick!
You can nuke them and they taste just a well as if you cooked them for an hour and a half.
Salvaged them and now this is the way Thanksgiving goes in the microwave.


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4-6 people
10 Min
10 Min


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4-6 small
sweet potatoes

How to Make Microwave Sweet Potatoes


  • 1Wash sweet potatoes and pierce top side with fork, allows steam to escape and not explode in microwave.
  • 2IMPORTANT on a microwave safe dish (Nordic ware)
    align 6 sweet potatoes.
    there needs to be a 2 inch space between them
  • 3Cook 10-12 minutes, or hit the baked potato setting.
    Potato is done when you can insert fork in and goes through to the other side.
  • 4Remove potatoes, cut in half and garnish as desired.
    Brown sugar, pecans, butter, whip cream, marshmallows. Your choice.
    You can even cut them up and put in a casserole dish to make your favorite sweet potato recipe.
    Just gives you a head start on the cooking time!

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About Microwave Sweet Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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