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Microwave Sweet Potato or Baked Potato

Microwave Sweet Potato
Microwave Sweet Potato
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 Medium-size sweet potato or Russet potato


Scrub the outside of the potato with a vegetable brush under cool running water to remove dirt. Puncture a few times with a fork to allow the steam to escape. Place the potato on a paper towel in a microwave-safe dish. Cook on high for six to seven minutes. Turn over and rotate the potato half way through cooking.


  • Top baked potato with veggies, cheese, chili or whatever else you would like.
  • Top sweet potato with a little cinnamon and sugar or salt and pepper.

Makes 1 servings.

Sweet Potato: Per Serving: about 150 calories, 0 grams (g) of fat, 38 g of carbohydrate, 2 g of protein and 70 mg of sodium.

Potato: Per Serving: 160 calories, 0 g of fat, 4 g of protein, 36 g of carbohydrates, 4 g of fiber, and 20 mg of sodium.

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