A Yummy Baked Potato in Just 12 Minutes

March 31, 2021
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Microwave Baked Potato

Throw a spud in the microwave for a buttery-smooth treat.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 517 kcal


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons sour cream


  1. Clean the potato, then poke it a few times with a fork. Place it on a plate.

  2. Cook the potato on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn it over, and hit it for 5 more minutes. When the potato is soft, take it out of the microwave and cut in half lengthwise. Season it to taste with salt and pepper, then mash up the inside with a fork. Top each open side with butter and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Put the halves back in the microwave, and cook for about 1 minute to melt the cheese.

  3. Top the finished spud with the remaining cheese and sour cream, and serve.


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