Microwave Twice Baked Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 12 mins

I JUST LOVE this easy recipe. It is based on Alfredo Potatoes in the Sept/Oct 2000 issue of Quick Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pierce the potatoes with a knife in several places. Microwave on high until cooked completely for 6 to 11 minutes (depending on your oven).
  2. Cut the cooked potatoes in half lengthwise and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the alfredo sauce, garlic powder, thyme and pepper. Add 1/2 cup of the cheese to the seasoned sauce.
  4. Using a grapefruit spoon or other small spoon, scoop out the potato pulp leaving a thin, skin shell. Add the scooped-out potato to the sauce mixture.
  5. Mix the sauce and the potato well. Spoon back into the potato shells. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and teaspoon of bacon bits per shell. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until the cheese melts.
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Thanks for posting JawjaCook. The family really enjoyed these. My store's baking potatoes were xlarge so I needed to microwave the potatoes for double the time to get the insides cooked and soft. Next time I would use smaller potatoes to avoid that but the large potatoes looked fantastic. The sauce mixture is tasty. I used Bertolli Alfredo sauce and Kraft cheese. I used real bacon bits in a jar. Really good. The second batch I added fresh green onions sliced for color. This recipe made me change my negative thoughts about microwaves. Made for My Three Chefs Event Oct 2013. Enjoy! ChefDLH