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Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

  • Prep 2 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 1

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

Half Baked Harvest
March 8, 2017

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

Steps

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  • 1
    Poke the potato with a fork all over the skin to allow steam to escape during cooking. 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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Top with crumbled bacon, chives and yogurt. Serve immediately.

Expert 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
14g
69%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Potassium
990mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
2g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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? Top with crumbled bacon, Yoplait™ Greek yogurt and chives, or load it up with anything you like best. 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. Quick, easy... and done!
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