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