How to Microwave the Best Sweet Potato of Your Life (Recipe)

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You would think that microwaving a single vegetable would be rather straightforward, but trust me, the details matter. All it takes is adding a lemon wedge and a little bit of water into the same bowl as your sweet potato. This is a great way to elevate an otherwise basic side dish into something more gourmet without adding too much prep time.

How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

How to Microwave Sweet Potatoes

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    • 1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed and thoroughly washed
    • 1 lemon wedge (optional)


  1. Prick the potato all over with a fork.
  2. Place the sweet potato, lemon wedge (if using) and 1 tsp of water in a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Cut in half and serve with your favorite sweet or savory toppings.


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