A microwave baked potato you can make in a matter of minutes, complete with all of your favorite toppings! Done in less than 4 minutes. This method is so easy, and it produces a perfectly fluffy potato every time!
Prepare your potato by cleaning it thoroughly to remove debris, then pierce the potato on all sides using a fork. Set the prepared potato in the middle of your microwave. *If cooking more than one potato, make sure that they are placed with space between for even cooking.
1 medium russet potato
Cook your potato for 3-4 minutes on high power, then flip and continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes. *Note that you need to add an additional minute for each side of cooking per additional potato.
Check your potato by using a knife to pierce the potato. A well-cooked potato should feel tender, not too firm, and not mushy either. If done, allow your baked potato to set in the microwave for 1 minute before serving with butter, salt, and pepper.
Some microwaves have a 'potato' setting. Prepare your potato as instructed then place it in your microwave and select the potato option. It will heat the potato for anywhere between 5-7 minutes. Flip and repeat, then check the level of doneness of your baked potato.
Use tongs or an oven mitt to prevent burning your hands while handling the hot potato.
I usually start any large bakers at 5 minutes on high.