How long to bake potatoes in a microwave?
- Set the microwave oven to high and bake one potato for about three to four minutes. Bake four potatoes for up to 12 minutes. Baking times may vary slightly among microwave ovens.
Is it bad to cook a sweet potato in the microwave?
It’s really the best way.
Microwaving sweet potatoes cuts down cook time by 45-55 minutes, and helps maintain nutritional value.
Baking a sweet potato in the microwave preserves far more nutrients (folate, vitamins A and C) than boiling it, for example.
How do you cook sweet potatoes?
- Preheat oven to 425F. On a baking sheet, (lined with foil for easy clean-up if you wish) prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork.
- Bake until tender, or until a fork inserted in the thickest part has no resistance, 45 to 50 minutes.
- Let cool, then split the tops open with a knife.
Can you microwave more than one sweet potato at a time?
You can microwave more than one sweet potato at a time – just add 4 minutes for each additional potato. For example, to cook two sweet potatoes will take 9 minutes and three sweet potatoes will take 13 minutes.
Can you eat the skin of a sweet potato?
Yes, the skin of a sweet potato is edible. Eating the skin will add more nutrition to your plate such as fiber and potassium. Also baking them is a better choice than boiling. It’s also good to know that most of the sweet potato nutrients are preserved when prepared and eaten with the skin.