Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Super quick method for baked potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 large red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons sea salt, coarse grind (kosher can be subbed)
  • Toppings

  • 3 tablespoons chives, chopped (divided into 6)
  • 6 teaspoons sour cream
  • 6 teaspoons butter
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees Rinse potatoes, and pierce several times with tines of a fork.
  2. Place on a microwave-safe plate; cover with damp paper towels.
  3. Microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Place potatoes in a large jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with sea salt, turning to coat.
  5. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until tender, turning after 10 minutes. Serve with butter and pepper and toppings!
Most Helpful

These potatoes were exactly what I was looking for! Excellent, fast, and super easy! I combined them with Roasted Green Beans Roasted Green Beans which made an awesome one-dish vegetable side dish. Highly recommend!~

Chef SuzyQ October 19, 2010

This recipe appealed to my 'salty side' and I have to say they were so yummy! I really enjoyed the flavor the salt imparts to the simple potato...The 'par-baking' in the microwave sure does speed things up; much quicker and easier than a standard baked potato, and the skin is so crusty! Thanks for sharing another great recipe, Andi!

alligirl March 20, 2010

Delicious and sooo simple! I topped them with some leftover store bought spinach and feta dip I have lying about in the fridge - amazing!

MysticAngel November 25, 2010