Nuking sweet potatoes in the microwave means they basically cook themselves (in under 10 minutes!) before being topped with butter, cinnamon, honey and fresh sage. 

Check out more of Richard's speedy Thanksgiving recipes:
Chorizo-Chile Tamale Stuffing
Garlic Green Beans With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Creamed Pearl Onions
Chestnuts With Pancetta
Beets With Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Seeds
Fried Turkey
Miso Mustard Gravy
Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie
Quick Tiny Baby Potatoes with Pancetta and Chives


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons butter or truffle butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons coconut nectar, honey, agave nectar or brown rice syrup
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • Parmesan, for grating
  • Salt and pepper


Serves: 6 to 8


Place sweet potatoes in a microwave-safe container with a few tablespoons of water. Cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Split in half after cooking. Top the cut-side of each sweet potato with remaining ingredients to taste. Season with salt and pepper.