Sweet Potatoes cook in the microwave or oven like a normal potato but need to be in a little longer depending on the size. Just cook em and then top with a ton of toppings. Sweet potatoes are honestly good plain with some salt and pepper if you don't have other things available but if you want to get wild, some of my favorite quick and easy toppings are:
Light sour cream - Daisy brand is my favorite
Cinnamon and sugar (and butter!)
Top it with your favorite kind of soup - I like broccoli cheese or tomato!
Cottage Cheese (seriously, it's good)
Black Beans and cheese and even salsa for a Southwestern feel
Herbed goat cheese - one of my FAVS. Check out how yum this looks! It's a healthy lunch if you add a steamed veggie!
When I was in Chicago in December, I ordered some sweet potato, fig, and goat cheese pizzas. They were heaven! These could be easy to make at home for an awesome appetizer or dinner.
Dessert sweet potatoes are always comforting and delicious. Try topping them with anything sweet like honey, cinnamon and sugar, or marshmallows and pecans! Doesn't this look amazeballs? It's easy too!
If you have kids, start them early on sweet potatoes. They will love them. I know what I will be having for my lunches this week - I made a batch of chili and picked up some potatoes and they are baking now. Potatoes reheat nicely! YUM!
Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, nutritious and so easy. That's what I like. It's pretty effortless and I always have some kind of topping in my house that works on them. If you haven't tried them, seriously do it. If you tried them years ago and think you don't like them, try them again...our taste buds regenerate every couple years so you might like them this time around!