Microwave Baked Potato

microwave baked potato
microwave baked potato


–     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.