Sweet Potatoes with Miso Tahini Butter

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Prep Time

3 mins

Cook Time

7-8 mins

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Vibrantly colored and true to their name, sweet potatoes are nature’s candy. Their natural sweetness is complemented with a deeply nutty and umami miso tahini sauce. Sesame adds a bit of crunch to this simple side dish, snack, or on-the-go meal.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

The best dish for 1-2 portions of grains, veggies, mac and cheese, ramen, and more.
Organic Tahini Trio

Organic Tahini Trio

This organic tahini is made from premium sesame seeds and comes in a large 16oz jar. Fulfilled by our friends at Seed + Mill. 

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 1 (340g) medium sweet potatoes, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • sesame seeds, optional


  1. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork, and place them in the Anyday dish. If too thick, cut it in half lengthwise (like a baked potato). Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 7-8 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, miso, and tahini until well incorporated. It’s easiest to do this when the butter is very soft at room temperature!
  4. Remove the sweet potatoes, cut partially in half lengthwise, and add a spoonful of miso tahini butter in the center. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use yellow Japanese yams for a fluffier, candy-sweet variation.
  • Try substituting tahini with cashew butter.
  • Top with chili crisp, scallions, or fresh herbs.

Recipe notes

  • Save time: make the miso and tahini butter ahead of time and even freeze in the 2 Tbsp Anytime Freezer Trays and use when needed.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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