Zesty Italian Potatoes - Microwave

"VERY Quick and Easy!!!! Cooks in the microwave while you are attending to other dishes for your dinner. Full of flavor and may use as a side dish with any meal!!"
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  • Wash potatoes well. Leaving skins on (if preferred) and cut into quarters or smaller.
  • Place cut potatoes into a glass dish along with 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder. Pour and coat potatoes well with dressing.
  • Sprinkle parsley flakes on top.
  • Cover with lid and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Ginny Sue
    I'm trying to use my microwave more for quick cooking, so this was a great find. Based on the other reviews, I cooked a little longer, about 20 minutes, stirring well after 10 minutes to make sure all the potatoes were evenly cooked. The Italian dressing was a nice coating for the potatoes; no additional butter or seasonings were required at the table.
  2. Mandy
    A lovely simple way to do spuds, mine took a little longer than 15 mins, approx 18 mins but great flavour & great result, thanks!
  3. bmcnichol
    Good and very easy to make. I followed the recipe as written except I didn't add the parsley as I am not a fan. I love using my microwave and these potatoes cooked up nicely. Mine cooked in the 15 minutes. Quick side dish.
  4. RSL
    We thought these were okay. Lots of flavor, to be sure, but the texture seemed chewy, which is not how I think potatoes should be. I used new potatoes, not sure if that made a difference or not.
  5. Sageca
    I love using my microwave for my potatoes.This was something new and we really enjoyed.I never would have thought of cooking them with salad dressing.I used fresh garlic and parsley.Thank you for posting. I made this for 123 Tag game. Rita


  1. Kendra*
    These potatoes tasted good, but I think with a little tweaking they could be fabulous! My main concern was with the amount of pepper. I thought the taste of pepper overwhelmed the potatoes. In the future, I will either cut the pepper in half or maybe try using chile powder instead. I will also probably double the amount of garlic powder. I did love the flavor of the Italian dressing with the potatoes, and I also thought the cooking instructions were very clear. Good, easy recipe, and thanks so much for posting!


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