The German Microwave Baked Potato Recipe | Hurry The Food Up

The German Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

The German Baked Potato Recipe |

Efficient, to the point and damn tasty. Butter and salt (or vegan marg) topped with quark (or sour cream). Loved by an entire country.

Getting a baked potato just right is rewarding in itself. It’s surprisingly easy to do and the cooking instructions are included in the recipe card below. For more extensive instructions as well as a load more topping ideas, please see our main microwave baked potato post.

The German Baked Potato Recipe |
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The German

A German favourite, this baked potato is simple, quick and very tasty. It’s also nutritious and filling, too. What’s not to like?
Cuisine Vegetarian
Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 442kcal


  • 1 large potato
  • ½ cup quark (or sour cream)



  • Microwave the large potato for nine minutes. A medium potato needs seven minutes and a small potato needs five minutes. To add extra potatoes allow an extra four minutes for a large potato, three minutes for a medium potato and two minutes for a small potato. This is using a 1000w microwave – adjust for slightly longer or shorter if yours is a higher or lower power. Don't forget to pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times.
  • When ready, slice a deep groove through the middle of the potato in both directions. Repeat the process diagonally.
  • Add optional butter, salt and pepper to the potato.
  • Pour the quark or sour cream over the potato.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
The German
Amount Per Serving
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 1759mg50%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 48.6mg59%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 13.8mg77%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

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