Microwave Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are a classic dinner side dish and can be turned into the chief dish themselves ! This recipe for Microwave Baked Potatoes will give you the perfectly cooked and downy baked potato in a fraction of the time the oven takes .
Microwave Baked Potato sliced open with butter in it

The Baked Potato has been a classic side dish for years. not just a side cup of tea, potatoes have been main dish for just as long, like my Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes or my Cheesy Broccoli Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes .
Baked Potatoes go great with steak, chicken or pork and are a fill side to any meal. The merely downfall is that bake potatoes in the oven take close to an hour to make. Well, if you use a microwave, you can have a perfect bake potato in under 10 minutes ! precisely follow this recipe and you can make a great side cup of tea as good !

How to make Microwave Baked Potatoes:

This recipe is very easily to make. While I alone used one for this recipe just follow the directions for however many potatoes you need to make. Scrub the potatoes and let them dry. Poke batch of holes in the potato, and then microwave .

Ingredients:

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

potato on white plate scrubbed for cooking

Directions:

Step One – Wash potato then use a fork to prick your potato several times .
poking holes in potato with fork before microwaving
Step Two – Place prepared potato on a microwave-safe plate and place into the microwave .

Step Three – Cook 1 potato for 4 minutes on each side for a total of 8 minutes .

Cook 2 potatoes for 5 minutes on each side for a sum of 10 minutes .

Cook 3 potatoes for 6 minutes on each side for a total of 12 minutes .

baked potato on white plate in microwave
Step Four – Carefully remove potatoes from the microwave. The plate and potatoes will be very hot .

  • Cooking Tip: You may need to use an oven mitt when removing these from the microwave.

Step Five – Slice potato down the middle serve with butter and season with salt and capsicum .
closeup of baked potato sliced open with butter in it on white plate

What are the best potatoes for Baked Potatoes?

Russet potatoes, besides known as Idaho potatoes or bake potatoes, are the best for bake .
The best russet potatoes are ones that are evenly shaped and firm. Ones with a batch of eyes growing or spot spots are not good to use .

Will a microwaved bake potato have crispy skin?

One drawback to microwaving baked potatoes is that the skin does not get crisp as a bake potato in the oven would. While the inwardly will be easy and downy, you can easily crisp up the clamber with just a little extra clock .
To crisp the skin of a microwaved adust potato, follow these steps .

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Using a cooking brush, brush oil over the skin of the potato.
  3. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes to get the skin crispy.

closeup of sliced baked potato with green onions and butter

Try some of my other favorite potato recipes:

slow Cooker Baked Potato – The easiest side dish or a perfective lunch. No work for you because these Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes are wrapped up in seasonings and in the decelerate cooker for hours. Add your darling toppings and delight .
doubly Baked Potatoes – These Twice Baked Potatoes are the one of the BEST side dish recipes always. They are creamy and downy and loaded with season .
World ‘s Best Mashed Potatoes – This is a recipe you will want to try ! The World’s Best Mashed Potatoes, elementary to make and of course tastes amazing ! Make sure to give this recipe a try asap !
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Microwave Baked Potato

Microwave Baked Potato

Jennie Duncan

Baked potatoes are a classic dinner side dish and can be turned into the main dish themselves!  This recipe for Microwave Baked Potatoes will give you the perfectly cooked and fluffy baked potato in a fraction of the time the oven takes.

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Prep Time

3

mins

Cook Time

8

mins

Course

Potatoes, Side Dish

Cuisine

American, Baked, Potato

Servings

1

Calories

168

kcal

Ingredients  

  • 1 medium russet potato

Optional for Serving

  • butter
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions 

  • Wash potato then use a fork to prick your potato several times.

  • Place prepared potato on a microwave-safe plate and place into the microwave.

  • Cook 1 potato for 4 minutes on each side for a entire of 8 minutes.

    Cook 2 potatoes for 5 minutes on each side for a total of 10 minutes. Cook 3 potatoes for 6 minutes on each side for a full of 12 minutes .

  • Carefully remove potatoes from the microwave. The plate and potatoes will be very hot.

  • Slice potato down the middle serve with butter and season with salt and pepper.

Notes

Cooking tap : You may need to use an oven hand when removing these from the microwave .
What are the best potatoes for Baked Potatoes?
Russet potatoes, besides known as Idaho potatoes or bake potatoes, are the best for broil .
The best russet potatoes are ones that are evenly shaped and firm. Ones with a lot of eyes growing or position spots are not good to use .
Will a microwaved bake potato have crispy skin?
One drawback to microwaving baked potatoes is that the skin does not get crisp as a baked potato in the oven would. While the inside will be delicate and downy, you can easily crisp up the clamber with barely a little extra clock time .
To crisp the clamber of a microwaved bake potato, follow these steps .

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Using a cooking brush, brush oil over the skin of the potato.
  3. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes to get the skin crispy.

Nutrition

Serving:

1

g

Calories:

168

kcal

Carbohydrates:

38

g

Protein:

5

g

Fat:

1

g

Saturated Fat:

1

g

Sodium:

11

mg

Potassium:

888

mg

Fiber:

3

g

Sugar:

1

g

Vitamin A:

2

IU

Vitamin C:

12

mg

Calcium:

28

mg

Iron:

2

mg

Keyword

Baked Potato Recipe, Microwave Baked Potato

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