How to Bake Potatoes in the Microwave: Simple and Easy

How to Bake Potatoes in the Microwave: Simple and Easy

How to bake potatoes in the microwaveI admit that if I don’t have the patience to even cut up a potato for my french fries in the microwave recipe (check it out here) this is my go to. This is the recipe that I make when I get into the kitchen after working a 12-hour shift, or two or three back to back, and I want to burst into tears because there is nothing to eat.

You can use those pretty nifty microwave potato cooker bags. I’ve heard they can make potatoes even faster than this recipe, but that means something else to try and find room in my kitchen for, and if I’m tired enough to cry in my kitchen, then I’m tired enough to forget I even had a cooker bag to begin with. So, this is the simple, easy answer of how to bake potatoes in the microwave.


This is a very simple recipe. It’s very basic, too.

Step 1: Take your potato, or two if you feel particularly ravenous, and scrub away the dirt under running water.

Step 2: Take a fork and jab it into the potato in different location of said potato. Be careful, the fork may be hard to remove if you jab too forcefully.

Step 3: Place potato in microwave safe dish. You can season your potato if you want. I tend to put soy sauce on mine for extra moisture.

Step 4: Put microwave safe dish that has your potato in the microwave.

Step 5: Turn microwave on for 4 minutes.

Step 6: When microwave is done take out dish, flip potato, and then repeat steps 4 and 5.

Step 7: Check for doneness. For those you that don’t know, stick a fork in your potato. If the fork slides in easily your potato is finished. If not, please place the potato back in the microwave to cook for a minute longer.

Step 8: Yay! You’ve made a baked potato in the microwave. Now cut that bad boy open and add toppings. Then eat knowing that you made a meal in less than 10 mins.

I am the weird one that will put beans and green beans on top of mine with some more soy sauce. I also like to take a mock beef crumble and some Daiya cheddar style shreds and put the potato back in to melt the cheese. I sometimes go so far as to put vegan sour cream on top as well.

The skin of said potato may be a little on the tough side which is why I add soy sauce to my potato. Extra water would work as well.

That’s all there is to it. Not fancy, but in a pinch it definitely works.

If this helped you in any way, or if you have any questions please comment and I will be more than happy to elaborate!


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