Twice Microwaved Potatoes

Twice Microwaved Potatoes


"If you like twice-baked potatoes, but not the time involved, or the heat of an oven in the summertime, this recipe is for you. Russet potatoes, cheese, green onions, and sour cream star in this hearty side dish."


45 m servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Poke potatoes with the tines of a fork, and place them in the microwave oven. The more holes, the better. Cook on high power for about 4 minutes per potato. Check about halfway through, and turn potatoes over for even cooking. Potatoes are done when they can be easily poked with a fork.
  2. Remove potatoes from the microwave, and cut each one in half lengthwise. Use a large spoon to scoop out the inside of the potatoes, leaving the skins intact. Place the scoopings into a large microwave safe bowl, and stir in the 4 green onions, sour cream, processed cheese, and 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese. Season with garlic powder, seasoned salt, and black pepper; mix well.
  3. Place the bowl in the microwave, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins to serve, or serve from the bowl. Garnish with additional green onion and shredded cheese if desired.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Hi, I'm the original recipe submitter. I wanted to make some suggestions as far as cooking the potatoes. I see that someone had some undercooked ones. The 4 minute time I gave is figurative. It ...

The method here is what's so GREAT! I had surgery on my hand, couldn't use a potatoe peeler, a knife or even the" boil and then skin" potatoe method. So, I just microwave, cut in half, scoop out...

These are so yummy.

4 minutes was not enough time and unfortunately the skins really don't crisp in the microwave but the filling can be placed in a casserole dish instead and it's delicious that way. we don't eat ...

The flavor was okay, but the recipe was difficult overall. I cooked the potatoes a full 10 minutes and still they were too hard. There were parts of them still a bit raw and the mixture was no...

Finally an easy way to do twice baked! Used a dab of yogurt since I was out of sour cream.

Yummy, fast and easy! Thanks for the recipe!

Great idea

Not a bad standby recipe. I prefere Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes from this site, though. I'll make again when in a pinch.