Light and Easy Garlic Potatoes Kafka

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

It doesn't get easier or more delicious to eat a reasonably healthy potato side dish from Barbara Kafka. This comes from her "Microwave Healthstyle Gourmet" book --published in 1989, I've been making it ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to coat.
  3. Cover with either tightly fitting lid or plastic wrap. (Note: I prefer using the plastic wrap, fitted tightly. Do NOT pierce plastic wrap to vent -- the wrap will end up doming during heating, this is a good thing.).
  4. Cook at 100% for approximately 8 minutes, 1000 watt oven, or until potatoes are tender. (Microwave cooking is terribly easy, once you get the feel for how cooking times play out in your own oven.).
  5. If using plastic wrap, prick to release steam. (Please be careful, there is a lot of steam. Don't get a steam burn!).
  6. Voila! Yum!


Most Helpful

I love this side dish. A great go to when your making last minute meals and also can easily be sized down for one serving. I have also found that the spice combo can be changed up to suit your mood. I have done it with garlic and Basil, Italian spice, Even dry ranch dressing. A very easy and versatile dish.

RoRo_06 August 19, 2013

This recipe is a keeper for sure, perfect for weeknights! The potatoes are delicious as well as quick and easy to make. I loved the fact that I didn't have to wash any pots or pans, just used a corelle bowl in the microwave. I didn't have new potatoes so I cut the medium sized red potatoes in half, which made the pieces 2 oz each. Thank you Windy!

puppitypup January 09, 2007

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