Microwave Potatoes a La Helga

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A fast recipe I found in an old school cookbook. I like to make this in the summer because it doesn't heat up the kitchen.


  1. Cube potatoes into 1/2" chunks.
  2. Melt butter on high for 30 seconds in a microwave safe dish (2L).
  3. Add in onions and potatoes and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper dill and paprika.
  5. Cover and microwave at full power 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Most Helpful

I forgot the onion, but I didn't miss it. I almost think the butter is overkill, but it does add a great flavor. I recommend checking for doneness after 5 minutes or so, because microwaves vary so much. Thanks for posting!

Chocolatl October 09, 2012

OMG These were crazy good!! Made it just as the recipe stated except I didn't have an onion, so I added a smidge of onion powder... Wouldn't change a thing! Thanks so much!!

Mrs. Lumpy May 01, 2012

Very easy. I used oregano instead of dill. I forgot the cheese and they were great and it cut the calories and fat! I used chopped frozen onion from the grocery store, just put it with the butter to thaw it. I used the "Potato" button on the microwave for the number of potatoes I used, worked great. I did stop it 1/2 way and shook them in the dish with the plastic wrap still on.

Debbie Quilts September 14, 2011