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NOW Baking a Potato in a Microwave is Incredibly Easy! See How

How To Bake a Potato in the Microwave
Baking a potato in the microwave is quite simple. Moreover, this method of cooking is fast and makes for delicious baked potatoes that you can top up with wonderful cream and cheese. Continue reading to know the steps to bake a potato, and some delicious recipes as well!
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
A piping hot baked potato topped with delicious cream and chives is a real tasty treat, especially when the potatoes are cooked just right. Of course we got perfectly baked potatoes even before the advent of a microwave, but the process of cooking it in a regular oven was a painstaking one with you having to cook the potato for an hour. However, with the use of a microwave, baked potatoes can not only be made in a jiffy but they taste wonderful as well. In just around ten minutes, you get a mouth-watering baked potato which you can top up with wonderful sour cream and bacon or create the topping of your choice.

Easy Steps to Help You Bake a Potato in the Microwave

Step #1: Wash the potato under running water and scrub it with a brush to remove the dirt and grime. Pat dry with a soft towel. Now using a fork, puncture holes in the potato to avoid the potato from exploding with all the steam trapped in it.

Step #2: Rub on some olive oil on the potato to make the skin nice and crispy. Place the potatoes in a microwave dish and then cook the potato for around seven minutes. If there are two large sized potatoes, then you might have to time the microwave to around eleven minutes or so.

Step #3: Once the beeper goes off, take out the dish and use a knife to check if the potato is cooked. If the knife slides in then the potato is cooked. Now slice the top of the potato with a knife and place a paper towel over it. Using your fist, bash the potato and gently squeeze it open.

Step #4: Now top your baked potatoes with delicious cheese and cream. You can also garnish it with ingredients such as butter, parsley, green onions or chives, sour cream, cheese, bacon. One of my favorite baked potato toppings was scrambled eggs and chili.

Microwave Baked Potato Recipes

Cheese and Baked Potato Dish

Ingredients
  • 8 lbs. low fat cheese
  • 3 lbs. plain yogurt
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 7-8 chopped green onions
  • 1 cup dill weed
  • 2 potatoes for baking
Preparation

Once the potatoes are baked to perfection, slice it and squeeze it open. Now in a large bowl, combine the cheese, yogurt and lemon juice and add the dill and the onions to it. Cover this topping and refrigerate till you are ready to serve. Serve the baked potatoes by pouring in around 2 oz. of topping.

Healthy Broccoli and Baked Potato Dish

Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes for baking
  • 2 cups of steamed broccoli
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of salsa sauce
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • Ground pepper (optional)
Preparation

For making this amazing potato recipe, microwave the potatoes till they are cooked and are hot at the center. Cut a slit and press the ends to break the potato. Now slowly mash the pulp a bit with a fork. Spoon the broccoli into the baked potatoes and add in the cream, cheese, salsa and carrots. Sprinkle some ground pepper for taste.

For cooking the best microwave baked potatoes, you do not need to put in a lot of effort. With the correct time and a perfect selection of toppings you will have great baked potatoes in no time. So if you want a simpler and faster way of cooking your baked potato, then the microwave cooking method is the best for you.
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Piece of low fat cheese
Baked Potato with chives, bacon, sour cream
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