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Easiest Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

We live in Idaho.

They call it the potato state.  Which means, we eat a LOT of potatoes.

In fact, we glean fresh potatoes from the fields around us each year.  But with all those potatoes comes the responsibility to use and eat them.  That is why I love making microwave baked potatoes.
Learn the easiest recipe for microwave baked potatoes.
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Baked potatoes usually take between 45 minutes and an hour in the oven.  Which is fine when you have a lot of time.

But most of the time it seems like dinner is on a time crunch and we don't plan ahead as well.

That is why I love using the microwave potato bag pattern to make potatoes.

Microwave Baked Potato

How to Make a Microwave Baked Potato

Start by poking holes in a potato.  Place in the microwave and bake it for 3-4 minutes.  

If you have paper towels, you can wrap the potato in this and that will help keep the skins from shriveling up.  But it won't stop it completely.

Microwave Baked Potato

If you want a nice smooth, oven worthy microwave baked potato, you'll want to use the microwave potato bag.

The potato bag locks in the moisture and keeps those potatoes from loosing their shape.  You can learn all about how to make a microwave potato bag here. 
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Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

Need to bake a potato super fast? You'll want to grab the microwave potato bag pattern and use it to bake your potato.
prep time: 3 Mcook time: 4 Mtotal time: 7 M



How to cook Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

  1. Wash and scrub potatoes under cold water.  Dry.
  2. Place all 4 potatoes into a Microwave Baked Potato Bag.
  3. Place in microwave and cook for 4 minutes.  Check for doneness and rotate potatoes.  If not done, add 2 minute intervals until potatoes reach your desired doneness.
  4. Remove potatoes from bag and allow to cool.  Top with butter, sour cream and shredded cheese.


***Disclaimer*** Sew Simple Home is not responsible for issues that may arise from using your own Microwave Potato Bag. Please make sure that ALL materials are made with 100% cotton including fabric, thread, and batting. Do not use bag for more then 4 minute intervals to avoid scorching of any kind. You are at your own risk when creating and using. Do not leave unattended when in use.
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Learn the easiest recipe for microwave baked potatoes.

1 comment

  1. Good morning Chelsea,
    I am a novice sewer and enjoyed watching the quick video and your instructions are spot on. Unfortunately, I need to watch the short video a few times to really get the step by step. I couldn't figure out how to get to the facebook video that I thought was supposed to be at the end. I am looking forward to watching your videos. I love the potato bag.
    Enjoy 2021. I am excited to know it definitely will be better than 2020.
    Cindy Payne
    Washington State


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