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How Long to Cook Sweet Potato in Microwave

Easy Microwave Sweet Potato Recipe (3 servings)

  • Author: Bobby


  • 6 sweet potatoes, 8 oz, washed
  • Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher salt


  1. Place each potato on the countertop and hold it in position. Gently poke it around at 5 to 6 places with a fork.
  2. Smear all over with olive oil and generously rub in the salt and pepper. Place in the microwave and set the timer for 5 minutes. For microwaves without rotating plates, flip the sweet potatoes at the 2-minute mark.
  3. The potato should easily let the fork in up to its center if properly done. If it doesn’t, place it back in the microwave and cook at 1-minute bursts till it’s ready.
  4. Set down, cut open, and serve as you please.

You can also check out this microwave sweet potato video recipe.