10 Ways to Cook Potatoes in the Microwave
If you think you can't get crisp, fluffy potatoes using a microwave, these recipes will change your mind. From "baked" potatoes made in the microwave to microwave potato salad and even potato chips made in the microwave, you'll find a recipe that helps you curb your carb cravings in a matter of minutes. Keep reading for 10 delicious ways to prepare potatoes in the microwave.
The idea of making homemade potato chips can sound like an undertaking, but what if we told you it can be done in your microwave? Simply toss thinly sliced potatoes in olive oil, arrange on a dish, and microwave until lightly browned. Top it all off with your choice of seasonings (some of our favorites include garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper).
Microwave Baked Potato
A baked potato is an easy, throw-together meal, but when you consider the time it takes to preheat and bake in the oven, it can be a time-consuming venture. Here's some good news: You can "bake" a potato in the microwave with similar results. Reviewer Gina Garner describes it as, "Easiest way to have a baked spud." To help with the steaming, reviewer VIOLETSIVA suggests wrapping the potato in microwave-safe plastic wrap.
Microwaved Potatoes Lyonnaise
Unlike more traditional potato salad recipes, which are made with mayonnaise, these lyonnaise potatoes are a lighter, fresher combination of potatoes, onion, margarine, garlic, salt, oregano, pepper, and paprika. And of course, it comes together in just over 10 minutes in the microwave.
Microwave Scalloped Potatoes
This classic, elegant side dish is sure to impress, and now you can fix it up in a matter of minutes when unexpected company arrives. "I always want to make Scalloped Potatoes but I am always in a hurry," says reviewer Laura. "This recipe tastes just like the baked kind."
Twice Microwaved Potatoes
Twice-Baked Ranch Potatoes
Ranch salad dressing mix, Cheddar cheese, milk, and Neufchatel cheese make a creamy, cheesy filling for these twice "baked" potatoes.
No kitchen? No problem. This recipe uses countertop appliances to make an easy, creative take on baked potatoes. "This is one of my favorite baked potato recipes adapted for small appliances when a full kitchen isn't available," says recipe creator Orange Crush. "Great for students or those waiting on their kitchen to finally finish being remodeled. It's fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and topped with pizza sauce and cheese. It's tasty, cheap, quick, and easy. You'll need a toaster oven and a microwave."
Colorful and Easy Potato Salad
Breakfast Baked Potatoes
Microwaved potatoes are topped with fried eggs, green onions, and sriracha sauce in this easy breakfast that doesn't skimp on flavor.