How long to bake potatoes in the microwave?

  • Put the microwave on high and bake the potatoes about three to four minutes. Bake four potatoes for up to 12 minutes. Baking times may vary slightly with microwave ovens.

Is it harmful to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave?

It really is the best way.

Sweet potatoes in the microwave reduce the cooking time by 45-55 minutes and help preserve the nutritional value.

For example, baking sweet potatoes in the microwave will retain more nutrients (folate, vitamins A and C) than cooking.

How do you make sweet potatoes?


  • Preheat the oven to 425 F. On a baking sheet (lined with foil for easy cleaning, if desired), stick the sweet potatoes all over it with a fork.
  • Bake until tender or fork inserted into the thickest part without resistance, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, then use a knife to open the rings.

Can you microwave more than one sweet potato at a time?

You can bake several sweet potatoes in the microwave at once – just 4 extra minutes for each additional potato. For example, cooking two sweet potatoes will take 9 minutes and three sweet potatoes will take 13 minutes.

Can one eat peeled sweet potatoes?

Yes, sweet potato skins are edible. Eating your skin will add more nutrients to your plate, such as fiber and potassium. Also, their barbecue is a better option than cooking. Also know that most of the nutrients in sweet potatoes are preserved when cooked and eaten with the skin on.