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Frequently Asked Questions

How long to microwave a baked potato

Typically, microwaves can cook a potato in less than 10 minutes. To gauge if the potato is done, check the internal temperature. A fully cooked potato should have an internal temperature of 205 °F.


See our Recipes for Baked Potatoes and Learn How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato!

The time a potato takes to microwave depends on the type of potato, its size, or how small it has been cut. The smaller the cut, the faster the potatoes should cook. Also, ensuring the potatoes aren’t stacked in the microwave should decrease the cooking time. Lastly, potatoes with a higher water content will take longer to cook in the microwave than those with lower water content, such as russets. Most potatoes should microwave from raw to fully cooked within 10 minutes. Microwaves are a great way to par cook potatoes that will be finished in an air fryer, oven, or even the fryer.

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