× Close

Potatoes USA Disclaimer

Please Note: You have clicked on a link to a website maintained by a third party and are about to leave the Potatoes USA website. The external link should not be considered an endorsement by Potatoes USA of the third party website or the company or organization that owns it, and Potatoes USA is not responsible for the accuracy or nature of the content of the linked website.

Click ‘OK’ to continue, or ‘Cancel’ to return to PotatoGoodness.com.

OK Cancel

Microwave Potatoes for Potato Salad

How to microwave potatoes for potato salad

Can I Microwave Potatoes for Potato Salad?

To microwave potatoes for potato salad, follow these simple steps.

  1. Rinse the peeled potato chunks and put them in a large, microwave-safe bowl or a casserole dish.
  2. Cover the dish or bowl with plastic wrap and cut a small vent in the top for steam to escape.
  3. Microwave on high for 8 to 11 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and can be gently poked through with a fork. Continue preparing the recipe as outlined in the original method.

Pros vs. Cons of Microwaving Potatoes for Potato Salad

+

Pros:

- Cooks fast, saving time.

+

Cons:

- Free starch is not allowed to escape, resulting in sticky and gummy potatoes.
- Potatoes cook from the inside out, drying them out too much.
- Can’t cook large quantities.