Microwaved Baked Sweet Potatoes


Fast sweet potatoes in the microwave.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 potatoes


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Wash sweet potatoes and prick several times all over with a fork.

  2. Place in a microwave on top of a paper towel and cover with another paper towel. Cook on high for 5 minutes (may need more depending on strength of microwave and thickness of potato).

  3. Turn the potatoes over and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove potatoes and test for softness. If not soft, cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Wrap potatoes in aluminum foil and allow to cool, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Slice them open and add butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Mash the soft flesh with a fork.

Cook's Notes:

Baked potatoes are much better and deliver a much sweeter potato, in my honest opinion. But, they need at least an hour to cook. A well-cooked potato's flesh should come away easily from the skin.

You can use maple syrup instead of honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
12g Fat
57g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 1290mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 789mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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