Sarasota's Five Minute Microwaved Mashed Potatoes

Recipe by SarasotaCook
READY IN: 10mins


  • 8
    red potatoes, cut into bite size pieces (you can use yukon gold too which work great, and if you want peel the potatoes, I just like skins on)
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 12
    cup liquid (you can use cream, milk, broth, or a mix of both)
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
  • Options
  • you can throw some sour cream in. health conscious use all broth. you can also add bacon, grated onion or cheese, etc


  • Potatoes -- prepare your spuds. Just wash good and cut in bite size pieces. Place in a microwavable bowl, one that you will be serving in and add the water and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Cook -- Cook on high for 3-5 minutes, remove plastic wrap and stir. Put the saran wrap back on and cook another 2-3 minutes until the spuds are soft.
  • Dress -- Now, the spuds are done. What do you with them is up to you. Butter to me is a must to me and you can go lighter if you want. Add some liquid the 1/2 cup -- either broth, cream, milk, and of course salt and pepper. Then use a fork or potato masher to smash them up.
  • Now they are done -- NOW WHAT? -- Sour Cream? Bacon? Cheese? Scallions? Herbs? Onion? Anything you want.
  • Finish -- After adding all your flavors, you can return return to the microwave covered in the plastic wrap for just 1 minute until heated and serve. But many times the potatoes are hot enough and any extras will heat up with any additional cooking time.
  • 1 pot clean up, easy and quick.