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Microwave Baked Potato

Microwave Baked Potato is a quick, foolproof way to make a rich, cheesy, delicious potato plus 5 easy topping ideas to turn your potato into a meal! 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Baked Potato
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon bacon crumbles


  • Wash potato well and poke all over with a fork.
  • Place on a plate and wrap with a wet paper towel.
  • Cook on full power in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Turn over, and continue to cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Cut in half most of the way through the potato and fluff with a fork (if the potato is not soft re-wrap in the paper towel and microwave for 2 more minutes on each side).
  • Top with cheese, sour cream, and bacon.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg