Microwave Baked Potato


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons sour cream
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Scrub the potato, and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate.


  • Step 2

    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, and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper, and mash up the inside a little using a fork. Top the open sides with butter and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Return to the microwave, and cook for about 1 minute to melt the cheese.

  • Step 3

    Top with remaining cheese and sour cream, and serve.

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