Microwave Sweet Potato Mash



POSTED March 13, 2020 (LAST UPDATED July 20, 2021)



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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...



  • Sweet potato icon
    Sweet potato

    1 (about 185 g)

  • Water icon

    as needed

  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt

    as needed

  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper

    as needed


  • 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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