perfect microwaved ‘baked’ sweet potato

You guys!!  I can’t even handle how excited I am about this sweet potato!

Perfect Microwaved 'Baked' Sweet Potato | Sweet Anna's

I know, I know…  it’s just a sweet potato.  What’s the big deal, right?

Well, here’s the big deal.

I am not a huge sweet potato fan!

Ok, so I adore my microwave sweet potato chips and that’s usually the extent of my homemade sweet potatoing.

I will also rarely say no to a plate of crispy sweet potato fries with ranch to dip them in, and I do enjoy them in a sweet & spicy curry (like this Sweet Potato Coconut Chicken Curry!) but beyond that, they just sit in my cupboard in their giant Costco bag until they slowly get chipped up or tossed away eventually.

Today, I decided to try a microwaved ‘baked’ sweet potato.  I wasn’t expecting much, but a quick filling lunch that was ‘tolerable’.  What I got was pure bliss! 

A sweet, creamy, spicy, flavorful, low-fat, gluten-free and protein-packed lunch that was so good, I was sad when it was over.

I’m not even exaggerating, you guys!

I took one bite…  dropped my fork, and ran to get my camera.

Then, I fluffed that potato back up (Ha!) so you couldn’t see my bite, and snapped a picture for you.  And for me.  Because I never want to forget how delicious this darn thing is!

Please do yourself a favor and give this quick and easy lunch a try, because your tummy (and your thighs!) will thank you for it!

(**This is an E meal for all you Trim Healthy Mama‘s out there!  For the rest of you, it’s just plain delicious…  and a low-fat, protein packed, healthy meal!**)

perfect microwaved ‘baked’ sweet potato

Yield: 2 servings

1/2 sweet potato


  • 1 medium-large sweet potato, washed & dried
  • 4-6 slices turkey deli meat, chopped (optional)
  • 2 wedges laughing cow light soft cheese, french onion flavor
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • pinch garlic powder
  • chipotle chili powder, to taste


Stab the sweet potato all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and bake on HIGH for 8-10 minutes, until the sweet potato is very soft.

Cut the sweet potato in half and carefully scoop out the flesh of each half into a small bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir it up with your fork, fluffling as you go, to melt the cheese and coconut oil. Taste for seasoning, add more salt or chipotle and scoop back into the sweet potato peels to serve!

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