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How To Steam Sweet Potato In Microwave
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How To Steam Sweet Potato In Microwave

Delicious perfectly cooked fork tender microwave sweet potatoes. Learn how to steam sweet potato in microwave FAST with this simple method that you will want to follow time and time again.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Microwave
Servings: 2
Calories: 117kcal


  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter optional


  • Place one tablespoon of water in the bottom of your steamer basket.
    How To Cook A Sweet Potato In The Microwave?
  • Fork your sweet potato so that it can breathe as it cooks.
    How To Cook A Sweet Potato In The Microwave?
  • Load your sweet potatoes into the steamer basket and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    How To Cook A Sweet Potato In The Microwave?
  • Place the lid on the steamer and then place in the microwave.
    How To Cook A Sweet Potato In The Microwave?
  • Microwave for 7-10 minutes depending on your microwave wattage.
    How To Cook A Sweet Potato In The Microwave?
  • Remove the lid, allow the steam to release, and do a fork test to make sure the sweet potato is fork tender. Then serve with butter and your favourite toppings.
    How To Cook A Sweet Potato In The Microwave?


Steam – Note there is a lot of steam, so allow the steam to go before removing into a dish.
Wattage – The cook time for your baked sweet potatoes will vary depending on your wattage. Our 800w microwave cooked the sweet potatoes in 10 minutes.
Thanks for reading how to microwave a sweet potato on Recipe This. We have many more microwave recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious ideas to serve with your sweet potatoes, do check out our instant pot turkey chilli.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 24983IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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