Need a sweet potato recipe but only cooking for one? You’ll love this simple microwave cinnamon sweet potato recipe.

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If you’d like to know how to do multiple cinnamon sweet potatoes, keep reading.

How to Cook Several Sweet Potatoes in the Microwave

Cooking for more than one and need to know how to cook several sweet potatoes?

Listed below are options on how to do that, but first, always wash and scrub the potatoes to remove the dirt. Then dry with a clean kitchen towel.

  1. Boil. Prick the potatoes with a fork two times or more, depending on the size of the potatoes. Add the potatoes inside a pot and cover with water. Boil until the potatoes are tender when pricked with a fork.
  2. Microwave. Place the amount of potatoes you want on a microwave-safe plate and put inside the microwave. Press the “potato” button on your microwave however many potatoes you’re cooking. For example, on my microwave, I press the “potato” button three times to cook three potatoes, and it cooks for thirteen minutes. However, that’s good for medium to large potatoes. So it’s best when I cook small sweet potatoes for less time. Otherwise, the potato skin will turn out wrinkled-like and the potatoes may be overcooked.
  3. Bake. Place the potatoes on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes to an hour (time of baking depends on your oven and size of potatoes).

Those are the basic details on three ways to cook sweet potatoes. I’ve also cooked sweet potatoes in a slow cooker and a pressure cooker.

My mother used to cook her roasts with the norm – carrots, celery, onions, Irish potatoes. But later in life, she added sweet potatoes, and they were so delicious.

Seasonings for Sweet Potatoes

Cinnamon sweet potatoes need no other seasoning – unless you just want to add extra goodness. A sweet potato is a healthy meal in itself without any seasoning or topping. But it does taste good with these seasonings:

  • Cinnamon – It’s good with only cinnamon and nothing else – like in the Cinnamon Sweet Potato recipe for one on this page.
  • Kosher salt – Try it just with salt.
  • Pure maple syrup – Add chopped pecans with the syrup – and, of course, butter.
  • Herbs – Experiment with your favorite herbs like rosemary, thyme, basil, etc.

The Cinnamon Sweet Potato for One Recipe (Consider it a meal, side dish, or dessert)

Cinnamon Sweet Potato

A quick microwave sweet potato recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword vegetables
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 Sweet potato, small to medium
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Wash the sweet potato, scrubbing to remove any dirt.

  2. Prick the potato two or three places with a fork.

  3. Place the sweet potato inside the microwave on the glass bottom.

  4. Cover the potato with a plastic microwave cover.

  5. Cook for five minutes.

  6. Take the hot potato out with tongs.

  7. Cut the potato in half.

  8. Cut the tablespoon of butter in half.

  9. Place the butter into each half, pressing with a spoon.

  10. Sprinkle the cinnamon onto both halves (use more if desired).

Sweet Potato Meal and Recipe Ideas

If you want to cook a sweet potato meal, take a look at Simply Recipes’ options – like their Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

Looking for a holiday recipe? Check out their Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. Sweet potatoes with marshmallows is one of my Thanksgiving comfort foods. And who can pass up a dish with sweet potatoes and barbecue? I didn’t see any of this blog’s sweet potato recipes that didn’t look good.

Down South where I live in Texas, it’s a family thing to pan fry sweet potatoes in a cast iron skillet. Totally yum delish. Try one, and you don’t want to stop eating. The potatoes are first cooked in the microwave, then fried in a skillet. At least try it once.

More sweet potato recipes:

Slow Cooker Russet and Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Potatoes
Russet & Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Tangy Sweet Yams (or sweet potatoes)

sweet potatoes
Tangy Sweet Yams (or sweet potatoes)

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