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 mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling treat.

  • Prep Time 0 Hours 1 Minutes
  • Cook Time 0 Hours 11 Minutes
  • Total Time 0 Hours 12 Minutes


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


  • Scrub the potato, and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate.
  • Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. When the potato is soft, remove from the microwave, and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper, and mash up the inside a little using a fork. Top the open sides with butter and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Return to the microwave, and cook for about 1 minute to melt the cheese.
  • Top with remaining cheese and sour cream, and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 517.3 calories
  • Carbohydrate Content: 65.4 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 63.1 mg
  • Fat Content: 23.1 g
  • Fiber Content: 8.1 g
  • Protein Content: 14.2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 14.5 g
  • Serving Size:
  • Sodium Content: 421.6 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g
  • Trans Fat Content:
  • Unsaturated Fat Content: