Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

These potatoes are dramatic in presentaion and can easily be served as a side for an elegant buffet or a quick side for the family!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub potatoes and pat dry.
  2. Combine cheese, parsley, paprika and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Cut each potato crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices, cutting to, but not through, bottom of potato.
  4. Allow potatoes to stand in ice water 10 minutes.
  5. Combine margarine, lemon juice and lemon rind in a 1-cup microwave-safe glass measure; microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 30 to 40 seconds, or until margarine is melted.
  6. Drain potatoes and pat dry.
  7. Arrange potatoes, cut side up, in 12x8x2-inch microwave-safe baking dish.
  8. Brush tops and sides of potatoes with margarine mixture.
  9. Cover with microwaveable plastic wrap and microwave at HIGH 12 to 14 minutes, or until tender; rearranging potatoes every 6 minutes and brushing with remaining margarine mixture.
  10. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese mixture.
  11. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
  12. You could alternatively, bake the potatoes in a conventional oven.
Most Helpful

These potatoes are delicious. They are easy to make and really don't take a lot of time to prepare.

BeckyF October 02, 2002

These were GREAT! Everyone enjoyed them and they were simple to make. Thankyou :)

Jake sault January 28, 2004

Oh my gosh this is the best potatoe I've ever had. I've made them 2 days in a row. They are too easy to prepare. And I love that you can cook them in the microwave. The finished produce looks as if you have spent so much time in preparation. Thank you so much for posting.

Parkers Mom October 20, 2005