Microwave Baked Potato

159 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    1 m
  • Cook

    11 m
  • Ready In

    12 m
CJME
Recipe by  CJME

“If you want the yummy taste of nice slowly baked potato, but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know how to bake it in an oven, well this is for you. Give it twelve minutes, get a mouth watering, taste bud-tingling treat.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 serving

Directions

  1. Scrub the potato, and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate.
  2. Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. When the potato is soft, remove from the microwave, and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper, and mash up the inside a little using a fork. Top the open sides with butter and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Return to the microwave, and cook for about 1 minute to melt the cheese.
  3. Top with remaining cheese and sour cream, and serve.

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Reviews (159)

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Gina Garner
3074

Gina Garner

Easiest way to have a baked spud. I have two tips to add: First, I place the potatos in a paper bag when I cook them. It seems to help with the steaming. Second, after cooking but before slicing the potatos, I wrap them in a towel and gently roll them on a cutting board, (just like you would to loosen the juice in a lemon.) This makes it much easier to fluff the potato with butter and other toppings before the last round.

VIOLETSIVA
1552

VIOLETSIVA

This was great! One tip - if you want your potatoes to come out extra "steamy" and have problems with your potatoes drying out, try wrapping the potatoes in plastic wrap before microwaving. The skin doesn't dry out and get crisp, but the inner part comes out the way it does in the oven.

Rich
1197

Rich

Yeah...I cooked the botato for the ten minutes time in the microwave and it got set on fire...Cut the cooking time in half if you have a new microwave...

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 517 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 65.4 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 14.2 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 654 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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