Microwave Baked Potato

Microwave Baked Potato

If you want the yummy taste of a slowly baked potato but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know-how to bake it in an oven, this is for you. Give it 12 minutes and get a mouthwatering, taste bud-tingling treat.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Scrub potato and prick with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Step 2

    Microwave on full power for 5 minutes. Turn potato over, and microwave until soft, about 5 more minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Remove potato from the microwave, and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper and mash up the inside a little with a fork.
  4. Step 4

    Add butter and Cheddar cheese. Microwave until melted, about 1 more minute.
  5. Step 5

    Top with sour cream, and serve.