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World’s Best & Quickest Sweet Potato Recipe

Updated on March 15, 2011

A Healthy Quick Meal Alternative

This is a simple, natural recipe that I use a lot as a single gal and starving artist!

It is delicious, nutritious, quick and easy. You can dress it up or down to make it sweet or plain. It is a healthy, economical alternative to pre-packaged microwave meals or unhealthy desserts.

Healthy, Natural & Inexpensive

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Here’s what you’ll need...

1 medium to large sweet potato

Peanut butter

Cinnamon

Raisins and/or other dried fruit and nuts

Honey or molasses

A medium sized glass, ceramic or Pyrex casserole dish

Brita water

Here's what you'll do...

Scrub your sweet potato thoroughly. Cut both ends off and poke holes in the potato with a fork. Set it in the casserole dish, and pour Brita water over it until the water is about an inch deep or so in the dish.

Microwave the sweet potato on HIGH for 5 minutes. Poke it with a fork to see how done it is. It is surely not done yet! Turn it over, and microwave it for another 5 minutes. Keep doing this until the potato is soft through-and-through when you poke it with the fork. This may take up to 20 minutes or more, altogether, depending on the size of the sweet potato. Your water will evaporate during this process. Don’t let it dry out completely. Add more as needed. The water keeps the sweet potato from drying out and keeps the skin soft enough to eat if you wish. If there is any water left in the dish when the sweet potato is done, just pour it off.

Transfer the sweet potato to a plate or bowl (or leave it in the casserole dish if you want to). Cut it open just as if it were a baked potato and mash it up a little bit with a fork. Load it up with peanut butter, cinnamon, dried fruit and nuts, and honey or molasses to taste. If you are eating it as a meal, you may not want it so sweet. If your meal was a salad, you can use this as a healthy, nutritious dessert.

Sweet potatoes are incredibly good for you, supplying antioxidants, nourishment, and lots of roughage (especially if you eat the skin as I do!)

This simple recipe makes a quick, easy, satisfying, economical meal for one.

Enjoy!

Copyright:SuzanneBennett:January 6, 2008

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    justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! I'll bet sweet potatoes are good with chutney (I'm not too sure about pickles! ) Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

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    Anamika S Jain 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I love sweet potato and buy it almost every week. The only way I have tried sweet potato is baking it . I remove the skin after it is cooked and eat it with spicy chutney or pickle. I would love to try your recipe the next time I use sweet potato. Thanks for sharing!

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    justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

    Many thanks! :)

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    Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Hi Suzanne,

    Going to pin this to my Vegetable and Veggie Dishes board. Am betting that there will be others wishing to try this healthful and economical meal.

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    justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! Yes, it's really good and makes a complete meal, really. Nice for breakfast! :)

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    I would never have thought of combining peanut butter and sweet potatoes, but I'll bet that it is good. Thanks for your recipe. Up and useful votes.

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    RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

    Sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

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    justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

    Oooh! I bet that's good! Did she deep fry them?

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    PaperNotes 7 years ago

    Sweet potato is both nutritious and delicious. Thanks for the recipe. My mom used to fry banana and sweet potato. She would cut them in large strips so they'll look like sticks when fried then we would dip them in sugar.

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    justmesuzanne 9 years ago from Texas

    You just go right on ahead and put pecans if you want 'em! I'm sure I have done so myself, just forgot! :)

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    C. C. Riter 9 years ago

    Love sweet potato! What, no pecans?

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    justmesuzanne 9 years ago from Texas

    Oh, I think I am permanently a starving artist, but it beats being a well-fed wage slave! :)

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    BkCreative 9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    This looks good and I just bought sweet potatoes.

    Hope you are no longer a starving artist!

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