6 Minute Baked Potato Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy side dish to serve up at your next dinner party or satisfy a craving? Try this 6-minute baked potato!

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Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato in Microwave

Remember the good old days when you would put your baking potatoes in the oven. And then have to wait at least an hour for them to be done?

You really had to plan ahead for dinner.

Or have you ever had a craving for potato skins? I have!

Thankfully now, you can pop it in the Air Fryer, Instant Pot, or microwave like we have done today.

Who knew that a big ol’ potato could be baked in 6 minutes? Talk about satisfying a craving quickly.

Plus, you can turn your baked potato into a complete meal. Just like we did with our Meatball Stuffed Baked Potato.

Also check out our Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes.

Potato Smorgasboard

I remember when I was a teenager, (yes, that was a really long time ago!) there was a restaurant at the mall that served nothing but fancy-filled baked potatoes.

I loved that place. However, for some reason, it didn’t last long.

Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato

Whatever you wanted to be stuffed inside a potato, they pretty much had.

Now, I like to visit McAlisters Deli whenever we are in Kansas or in Florida. We don’t have one here in NY, so I make my own.

Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato

6 Minute Baked Potato Ingredients

  • 1 Baking Potato per person

How to Make a Baked Potato in Microwave

Start by scrubbing the skin of your potato under running water.

Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato

Wrap your potato in a paper towel.

Run your potatoes under water to soak the paper towel.

Place your baked potato on a microwave-safe plate and place your baked potato in microwave.

Set for 4 minutes on high.

Flip and set for another 2 minutes on high.

Your potato will be hot so grab it with a towel or oven mitt. It should feel soft when you squeeze it.

If it still feels hard, place it back in for another minute.

Unwrap from the paper towel and slice down the center.

Add your toppings, butter, sour cream, meatballs, etc.

Enjoy!

Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato

Baked Potato Tips

  • For 3 or 4 potatoes, start with 6 minutes, flip, and set for 4 minutes. If they are still hard, repeat for another 4 minutes on high.
  • You can substitute sweet potatoes if you would like.
  • Some people like to jab the potato with a fork. I think that lets out the steam so I don’t.
  • You can add salt to the outside of your potato before cooking if you want. I do not. I let the individuals salt and pepper their own potatoes to their liking.

Printable Recipe Card and Baked Potato Calories

Yield: 1

6 Minute Baked Potato in Microwave

Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato

Looking for a quick and easy side dish to serve up at your next dinner party? Try this 6 minute baked potato!

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Baking Potato per person
  • Salt and Pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Start by scrubbing the skin of your potato under running water. Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato
  2. Wrap your potato in a paper towel. Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato
  3. Run the potatoes under water to soak the paper towel. Place your baked potato on a microwave-safe plate and place your baked potato in microwave. Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato
  4. Set for 4 minutes on high. Flip and set for another 2 minutes on high. Your potato will be hot so grab it with a towel or oven mitt. It should feel soft when you squeeze it. If it still feels hard, place it back in for another minute. Unwrap from the paper towel and slice down the center. Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato
  5. Add your toppings, butter, sour cream, meatballs, etc. Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato
  6. Enjoy! Quick 6-Minute Baked Potato

Notes

  • For 3 or 4 potatoes, start with 6 minutes, flip, and set for 4 minutes. If they are still hard, repeat for another 4 minutes on high.
  • You can substitute sweet potatoes if you would like.
  • Some people like to jab the potato with a fork. I think that lets out the steam so I don’t.
  • You can add salt to the outside of your potato before cooking if you want. I do not. I let the individuals salt and pepper their own potatoes to their liking.
  • Nutrition Information

    Yield

    1

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 169Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 320mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 5g

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