Microwave Sweet Potato Mash

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Sweet potato cooks so quickly in the microwave that this side dish is ready in minutes. Sweet potatoes are an absolute powerhouse of nutrition, being a rich source of fibre as well as iron, calcium, selenium, B vitamins and vitamin C.

recipe updated Mar 13, 2020


  • Sweet potato icon
    Sweet potato
    1 (185g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Wash and scrub the sweet potato
  2. Add sweet potato to a clean plate
  3. Use a fork to pierce holes all over the sweet potato
  4. Add water to a clean small bowl
  5. Cook in microwave - 6 min, high heat
  6. Remove the sweet potato from the microwave and split it open, slicing it down the center from one end to the other
  7. The sweet potato should be tender, but the center will still be a bit hard
  8. Cook in microwave until soft - 7 min, high heat
  9. Remove the sweet potato from the microwave and use a fork to scoop and mash all the flesh from the skin
  10. Season with sea salt and black pepper
  11. Optional: Mix in a small amount of freshly grated ginger, a dash of cinnamon, and pat of butter
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