how long to microwave baby potatoes


How to Microwave Baby Potatoes

Cooking baby potatoes in the microwave can be a quick, easy, and healthy way to make a tasty side dish or snack. Here are some tips on how to get the perfect baby potatoes, every time.

Steps to Microwave Baby Potatoes

  • Wash and Dry the Potatoes – Start by thoroughly washing the potatoes, then drying them completely. This removes any dirt, debris, and bacteria. If you’re planning to use a seasoned coating on the potatoes, you can lightly rub some oil onto the potatoes before beginning.
  • Arrange the Potatoes – Place the potatoes into a microwavable dish in a single layer. It’s important that the potatoes shouldn’t be touching, as this will affect the cooking time.
  • Cover the Dish – Cover the dish with a lid designed for the microwave. This keeps moisture inside the dish, producing fluffier, more delicious potatoes.
  • Microwave the Potatoes – Most baby potatoes will be cooked in 2-3 minutes on high. If you want crisped potatoes, you may need to microwave them a bit longer. You can always check on the potatoes and add more cooking time if needed.


  • For extra flavor, you can season the potatoes with garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, and/or black pepper.
  • Make sure the potatoes are dry before microwaving, as this will speed up the cooking time.
  • You can also use this method to cook regular potatoes; it just takes a bit longer.


Cooking baby potatoes in the microwave is a simple and delicious way to make a tasty side dish. With the steps above, and a few minutes in the microwave, you’ll have perfect potatoes every time. Enjoy!