Sweet potatoes are good for you, but they take up to 30 minutes to cook in the oven. The microwave is much faster and lets you enjoy a warm sweet potato without heating up your kitchen. To cook a sweet potato in the microwave:
Put sweet potato on a plate.
Put the sweet potato on a microwave-safe plate. Make sure that it is not touching any part of the plate, or else it will explode in your microwave and make a huge mess.
Microwave for 5 minutes.
Microwave the sweet potato for 5 minutes.
- Use a fork to test if it’s soft. If not, microwave for 2 to 3 more minutes.
- Let the sweet potato cool before eating–it’ll be hot!
Check with fork.
Insert a fork in the middle of your sweet potato and check to see if it goes in easily. If so, it’s done! If not, microwave for another minute or two and test again.
Microwave for another 2 to 3 minutes, until soft.
Microwave for another 2 to 3 minutes, until soft. Make sure you don’t overdo it! If you microwave the sweet potato for too long, it’ll become mushy and lose its shape.
Sweet potatoes are good for you, but they take up to 30 minutes to cook in the oven.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber, vitamins A and C, B6 and potassium. They’re also high in antioxidants that help protect your body from disease. If you don’t have time to bake them in the oven but still want to reap these health benefits, here’s how long it takes to cook a sweet potato in the microwave:
- 4-6 minutes for one medium potato (about 6 inches long)
- 10-12 minutes for two medium potatoes (about 12 inches long)
There you have it! A simple guide to cooking sweet potatoes in the microwave. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber and antioxidants, but they can take up to 30 minutes to cook in the oven. By using this method, you can cut that time down by almost half.