Red Potatoes In Microwave

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Try these Red Potatoes in the Microwave for a quick and easy side dish. Perfectly cooked in the microwave, you can top them with any seasonings you love.

fork holding a piece of Red Potato

Microwave Red Potatoes

Filling and delicious, these red potatoes really hit the spot. And you can make them in minutes in the microwave. How easy is that?! No need to peel, just place red potatoes in a microwave-safe container and top with slices of butter. Cover container and heat in microwave until potatoes are fork tender. Yum!

Once the potatoes are cooked, you can top them with any seasonings you love on potatoes. We used salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. You could even match the potato seasonings to flavors from the rest of the meal, like thyme with roasted chicken or fennel potatoes with Greek food. It’s so easy to make these flavorful potatoes.

Love making side dishes in the microwave? We’ve got lots of options for you. Try Microwave Baked Apples Recipe

, How To Cook Frozen Edamame In The Microwave, and Microwave Acorn Squash.

red potatoes in microwave safe dish

How To Make Red Potatoes In Microwave

Wash red potatoes and slice them into quarters. If they are on the smaller side, you can cut them into halves.

Place potatoes slices into a microwave-safe dish. Add about 2 Tablespoons of butter, sliced into thin pieces. Lay butter all over potatoes in dish. Then sprinkle on seasonings of your choice. We recommend salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

Place microwave-safe cover on top of dish. Place dish in microwave and heat for 7 minutes.

Check to see if potatoes are done by piercing with a fork. If they are not tender, then heat for another minute or so.

Once potatoes are done, remove dish from microwave. Open lid and use a spoon to stir potatoes around in melted butter and seasonings. Now they are ready to be enjoyed!

Red Potatoes Cooked In The Microwave

Cooking Tips

  • The peel is edible, but you can always peel these potatoes if you prefer
  • Butter is optional, but it does add flavor to the dish
  • Be sure to use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave as it will be very hot

seasoned red potatoes cooked in the microwave

Can You Cook A Raw Potato In The Microwave?

Yes! First scrub the potato(es) clean or peel them. You can then slice them or leave the potatoes whole. If you cook them whole, be sure to pierce a few holes in it with a fork. This allows the steam to escape during the cooking process. Then place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish with a cover and heat up until fork tender.

fork holding piece of microwaved red potato

What To Serve With Red Potatoes In Microwave

These seasoned potatoes taste great alongside hearty main courses like Air Fryer Bone-In Chicken Thighs, Frozen Chicken Kiev In The Air Fryer, or Instant Pot Salmon In Foil.

red potatoes cooking in microwave

And how about a refreshing side salad to make a complete, healthy meal? Try this Spring Mix Salad, Broccoli Apple Salad (Healthy No Mayo), or this Parmesan Pea Salad With Cherry Tomatoes.

fork holding slice of seasoned red potato

More Potato Side Dishes To Enjoy

Fingerling Potatoes In Air Fryer

Roasted Sweet Potatoes And Apples In Air Fryer

Roasted Potatoes And Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

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Red Potatoes In Microwave

Try these Red Potatoes in the Microwave for a quick and easy side dish. Perfectly cooked in the microwave, you can top them with any seasonings you love.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Red Potatoes In Microwave
Cooking Method: Microwave
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 132kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash red potatoes and slice them into quarters. If they are on the smaller side, you can cut them into halves.
  • Place potatoes slices into a microwave-safe dish. Add about 2 Tablespoons of butter, sliced into thin pieces. Lay butter all over potatoes in dish.
  • Then sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning on the potatoes.
  • Place microwave-safe cover on top of dish. Place dish in microwave and heat for 7 minutes.
  • Check to see if potatoes are done by piercing with a fork. If they are not tender, then heat for another minute or so.
  • Once potatoes are done, remove dish from microwave. Open lid and use a spoon to stir potatoes around in melted butter and seasonings.

Notes

  • The peel is edible, but you can always peel these potatoes if you prefer
  • Butter is optional, but it does add flavor to the dish
  • Be sure to use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave as it will be very hot
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Marcelino
    Marcelino says:

    5 stars
    Love your recipes and you always surprise me with what you do next. Thank you for this…I’m off to find those red potatoes, )

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