Twice-Microwaved Potatoes


Just like twice-baked potatoes, except these are cooked twice in the microwave for a faster but equally tasty result. Russet potatoes, cheese, green onions, and sour cream star in this hearty side dish.

close up view of a Twice-Microwaved Potato garnished with cheese and fresh herbs on a white plate with a floral design
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 6 medium russet potatoes

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ½ cup cubed processed cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided (Optional)

  • 4 green onions, chopped (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion (Optional)


  1. Poke potatoes all over with the tines of a fork.

  2. Working in batches if necessary, microwave potatoes on high, turning halfway through for more even cooking, about 4 minutes per potato. Potatoes are done when they can be easily poked with a fork.

  3. Remove potatoes from the microwave and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out flesh with a large spoon, leaving skins intact.

  4. Place flesh into a large, microwave-safe bowl. Stir in sour cream, processed cheese, 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, 4 green onions, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper until well combined. Microwave on high until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Scoop hot potato mixture back into potato skins. Garnish with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar and 1 tablespoon green onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 528mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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