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How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

August 15, 2022
2 Ratings
Photo by Anyday Microwave Cookware
  • Prep time 3 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

Steaming sweet potatoes in the microwave entirely transforms their taste and texture. Moist, fluffy, and… well, sweet with notes of caramel, they become nature’s candy in the microwave.

The lid on your Anyday dish may lift up gently on one side while cooking sweet potatoes — this is perfectly fine and happens because steam pressure has increased a bit too much inside the dish. To prevent this, you can also lower the power level, which will allow the sweet potatoes to cook more gently.

Note: This recipe was created for a 1000-watt microwave. Head to cookanyday.com to find the original recipe and adjust cooking times for other microwave wattages.

Have more microwave cooking questions? Find recipes, resources, and more at cookanyday.com. —Anyday Microwave Cookware

What You'll Need
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 340g)
  1. Rinse potatoes and cut in half.
  2. Place in an Anyday dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 9-10 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are fork-tender. Flip halfway through the cook time for even cooking.

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