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open baked potato with all the fixings

Microwave Baked Potato for Kids

A Microwave Baked Potato is a thing of beauty! Fast, easy and equally delicious; you'll completely forget about your oven. Dinner score for impatient kids!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168kcal


  • microwave


  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • butter (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • salt (optional)
  • black pepper (optional)
  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • green onions, chopped (optional)
  • bacon bits (optional)


  • Rinse and scrub potatoes. Pat dry. Poke a couple holes on both sides of each potato.
  • Place one potato in microwave for 3 ½ minutes. Turn over onto it other side and cook for another 3 ½ minutes. Let potato sit for 5 minutes or so before handling.
  • Make a large X onto the top of the potato with a sharp knife. Open up potato and add whichever toppings you like!


🥔The potato will be extremely hot when it's done cooking. Handle carefully. Oven mitts or tongs are useful here.
🥔Note that the nutrition calculation for this recipe is for the potato only. Toppings vary and will change the nutritional content of your food.


Serving: 1potato | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg