The only downfall to making potatoes is the wait! Don’t let this stop you from enjoying this perfect side dish! You can quickly and easily prepare a baked sweet potato recipe in the microwave.

– Sweet potatoes – Olive oil 

Wash your potatoes and pierce them with the tines of a fork to make sure it cooks evenly in the microwave without exploding.

Cover the exterior of the potato in olive oil. You're super close to enjoying this healthy vegetable!

Turn the microwave on for 5 minutes.

Enjoy eating your sweet potato with a drizzle of maple syrup! Or a bit of cinnamon sugar mixture over melted butter is delicious too.

So many great ways to enjoy sweet potatoes but this might be my favorite - loaded sweet potatoes with shredded chicken, black beans, cilantro and sour cream.