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Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

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Microwave Loaded Baked Potato
  • Prep Time 2 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 1
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Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

In need of a baked potato pronto? Try this recipe… it's made in the microwave!

Ingredients

1
russet potato, cleaned
1
tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
1
cheddar cheese stick, cut into small pieces
1-2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
Chopped chives, for garnish
Yoplait® Greek plain yogurt, for serving

Directions

  • 1 Poke the potato with a fork all over the skin to allow steam to escape during cooking.
  • 2 Use a knife to cut out a deep trench in the top of the potato. Place the removed piece of potato back into position for cooking.
  • 3 Cook the potato on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for five more minutes, or until soft. When the potato is soft, remove it from the microwave and carefully remove the top piece of potato.
  • 4 Add the butter to the potato trench at the top of the potato, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mash up the inside a little using a fork. Top with the cheese stick pieces and return the potato to the microwave to cook another minute, until the cheese is melted.
  • 5 Top with crumbled bacon, chives and yogurt. Serve immediately.
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Step By Step  

You can get a loaded baked potato like this from the microwave? Yes, you can.

As prepared by Half Baked Harvest,

Hit the button on your microwave and let's do this!

It’s that time of year when we all break out the grill and start cooking things like grilled fish and steaks. Yeah!

Who doesn’t love a good grilled steak, right? The only problem I tend to have on grill nights is what to serve as a side. I mean, what’s quick and easy, but not made in the oven?

I grew up on steak and baked potatoes, but the thing is, we’d never remember to actually cook the potatoes until the steaks where about to go on the grill. UGH. A good baked potato takes at least 45 minutes to an hour to cook. If your steaks are already going on the grill, clearly a baked potato is not happening. BUMMER.

I have the solution for a quick baked potato – microwave it! You can still load it up so it’s just as delicious, but it's ready in only 15 minutes. Can you say winner? 

 

Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

Here’s what you need. Basically any potato will do, but butter and cheese are a must as delicious additions… oh, and bacon bits as well!

 

Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

Poke your potato all over with a fork to allow steam to escape while cooking in the microwave oven.

Then use a knife to cut out a deep trench in the top of the potato. Place the removed piece of potato back into the potato.

Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

 

Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

When the potato is soft, remove from the microwave. Remove that top piece of potato, add butter, and season with salt and pepper.

Mash up the inside a little using a fork and top with the cheese pieces. Return to the microwave, and cook for about one minute more, until the cheese is melted.

 

Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

Top with crumbled bacon, Yoplait™ Greek yogurt and chives, or load it up with anything you like best. Quick, easy... and done!

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Tips  

Your favorite cheeses can be substituted for the cheddar. You can also add an egg, cooked veggies (like broccoli), meat sauce, or anything you love best on a loaded baked potato.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
498
Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
55%
(
Saturated Fat
17g
85%
)
Cholesterol
79mg
26%
Sodium
1269mg
53%
Potassium
818mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
14g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
16%
16%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
10%
10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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