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A baked potato loaded with cheese, sour cream, and a jalapeno slice

Quick Baked Potatoes

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  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Cook these Quick Baked Potatoes in your microwave for soft, delicious  potatoes with crispy skins  in less than a half an hour.


  • 6 small russet potatoes (6-8 ounces each)


  1. Start potatoes in Microwave: Turn oven to 425ºF. Wash the potatoes, then poke each one three times with a fork. Microwave the potatoes on high for 6 minutes.
  2. Finish potatoes in oven: Transfer the potatoes to the oven. (I put them right on the oven rack). Bake for 20 minutes, or until the skin feels crisp when a potato is squeezed. Remove from the oven and immediately slice the top of the potato to let the steam escape. Squeeze from the ends to fluff up the inside a bit, and serve.
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American