This Microwave Baked Potato is the perfect single-serving side dish! It's quick, simple, and requires just 12 minutes to make. Serve it topped with butter, salt, and pepper, or load it up with your favorite toppings.
Prick potato all over with the prongs of a fork and place on a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on high for the corresponding cook time: extra small (3 minutes per side), small (4 minutes per side), medium (5 minutes per side), large (6 minutes per side). See the potato weights below in notes.
OPTIONAL: for a crispy potato, preheat oven to 450 while potatoes are microwaving. When they are cooked, remove from the microwave, brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crispy.
Slice potato open and fluff the inside. Add butter, salt and pepper or other desired toppings.
Each size of potato requires a different cook time. Refer to the chart below for more information:Potato weight = cook time150-160 grams = 3 minutes per side200 grams = 4 minutes per side250-260 grams = 5 minutes per side300 grams = 6 minutes per side