Italian Sausage Microwave Baked Potatoes
An Italian spin on an American classic. Italian Sausage Microwave Baked Potatoes have all the Italian flavors of a delicious meat sauce served in baked potatoes made in minutes in the microwave. A quick and easy weeknight comfort food meal all in one.
If you’ve seen my recipe for Microwave Mashed Potatoes, you’ll know that I am a big fan of time-saving methods and I’m sharing my foolproof method for perfect baked potatoes made in the microwave which turns this dish into a quick 20 minute meal.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a crispy skin oven baked potato, but I’m also a big fan of a quickly prepared meal. This method can also work for sweet potatoes/yams.
Pierce the potato skin all over with a fork. Microwave for 2 minutes, turn and repeat these steps until the center is tender when you insert a sharp knife. Turning each time ensures even cooking.
The topping for the potato is a quick, Italian meat sauce that starts with Italian sausage. Mild, sweet or spicy, the choice is yours. The sausage is browned in olive oil with onion, garlic, oregano and pureed tomatoes. Crushed or diced tomatoes can also be used.
To add extra flavor to the potato, before topping with the sauce, I like to mix melted butter with Parmesan cheese into the potato because potato loves butter.
Side dish suggestion: This is a hearty meal that I like to serve with a side of simply sautéed vegetables like zucchini and onions, asparagus, broccoli or whatever is in season. Defrosted frozen peas and corn would be a delicious side too.
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2 Comments on “Italian Sausage Microwave Baked Potatoes”
I made these for friends while we watched the super bowl and everyone loved them. I used spicy sausage and topped with mozzarella and broiled for extra cheesiness.
I’m going to try the mozzarella next time. I love a cheesy potato 🙂