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Microwave Baked Sweet Potato - The BEST Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

This Microwave Sweet Potato recipes gives you an amazing, smooth baked sweet potato much faster then using the oven. Top your baked sweet potato with butter, cinnamon and maple syrup and you have one of the most amazing side dishes ever! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to microwave a sweet potato, Microwave Baked Sweet Potato, Microwave Sweet Potato, sweet potato
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 162kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 Medium Sweet Potato
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Cup Maple Syrup Don't use the fake stuff!


  • Wash your sweet potatoes well.
  • Using a fork poke tons of holes in it – about 20-30 times all over your sweet potato.
  • Place your sweet potato on a microwave safe plate.
  • Microwave for 8-10 minutes. After 8 minutes check to see how soft they are. You want them to be smushy like.
  • Remove from the microwave carefully when done. They will be HOT but you will know when they are done when they are smushy.
  • Let them cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then cut them open horizontally. Using your fingers squeeze the sides a bit to push it off the skin a bit and push the insides a little.
  • Stick a few thin slices of butter on top.
  • If you are wanting to blow the flavor out of the water our favorite thing to do is drizzle maple syrup and sprinkle some cinnamon on top and mix it into the sweet potato! Oh so good!


This recipe is created by MidgetMomma.com. 


Serving: 2g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 9395IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.4mg