How To Microwave a Baked Potato

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Not sure how to microwave a baked potato to serve with steak or pork chops? Here's everything you need to know to make your taters taste perfect, even when you don’t feel like turning on the conventional oven.

Microwave a Baked Potato Like a Pro

Follow these steps to make the best baked potatoes in the microwave oven. 

Assemble Your Ingredients

No one likes a boring potato. Here's everything you'll need to make your baked potato a delicious side dish or main course:

Prepare the Potato

Follow these simple steps to get a perfectly cooked potato – no oven required.

Adding Toppings to Your Loaded Baked Potato

Once your potato is finished baking and you’ve cut it in half, it’s time to start adding toppings. All of your toppings will go in the slot you cut between the two halves of the potato. This slot can fit anything from a simple blend of butter and salt to an elaborate combination of bacon, broccoli, cheese. It’s up to you to decide what you want to add to your potato, so get creative. 

We recommend starting with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, then adding a pat of butter. These ingredients pair perfectly with virtually anything else, so they’re always a great place to start.

After adding salt, pepper, and butter, it’s the perfect time to grate cheese and put it on top of the potato. After grating and sprinkling the cheese, place the potato in the microwave for another minute to let the cheese melt.

Once you’ve got melted cheese on your potato, feel free to add other ingredients like broccoli, bacon, or sour cream. 

The next time you put together a grocery list with us, make sure to add whatever toppings you’re looking for. Then, those ingredients, plus everything else you need for your week of meals, will be delivered or made ready for you to pick up! It really is that easy with Jow.

Other Potato Dishes

If you’re looking for another way to spice up your microwave-baked potatoes, try using them in this smashed potato recipe! After pre-cooking them in the microwave, slice them, place them on a baking sheet, and drizzle with olive oil to crisp up some more before topping with a feta and yogurt sauce. Sprinkle chives or green onions on top for a pop of color and freshness.

Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside of the potato, and just a little creamy, these potatoes make the perfect side dish to any protein.    

You can also mash the potatoes after cooking and serve them alongside your choice of protein, like in this Sausage and mashed potatoes recipe.

Whatever you’re looking to do with your baked potatoes, Jow has you covered.