Microwave Baked Potato recipe

Microwave Baked Potato

Microwave Baked Potato is a quick and easy-to-make meal that is perfect for those busy weeknights. This meal serves 2 and is a great source of potassium and vitamin C.


  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional toppings: butter, sour cream, chives, bacon bits


  • Calories: 225
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 610mg
  • Potassium: 911mg
  • Vitamin C: 22% DV


  1. Scrub the potatoes clean under running water.
  2. Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork.
  3. Brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  5. Use tongs to carefully flip the potatoes over and microwave for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until tender.
  6. Remove the potatoes from the microwave and let them cool for a few minutes.
  7. Cut a slit in the top of each potato and squeeze the ends to open the slit wider.
  8. Top the potatoes with optional toppings and serve.

Additional Notes:

This Microwave Baked Potato recipe can be easily customized with your favorite toppings or seasonings. You can add cheese, chili, or even broccoli to make it a complete meal. Make sure to adjust the cooking time depending on the size of your potatoes and the wattage of your microwave.

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