Quick & Healthy Microwave Baked Potato Salad

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate
Yields: 4 servings

If you love baked potatoes but think they’re just for cooler winter months, this Baked Potato Salad will fill that void come summer. With reduced-fat cheddar cheese, chives and real bacon, you’ll feel like you’re eating a traditional baked potato in a dish that’s just slightly more summer picnic-friendly. The best part? There’s no need to fire up the oven when you have a microwave handy!

Potatoes are naturally gluten-free. To ensure this recipe is too, check the label and skip or substitute recipe ingredients marked with a (*).

Directions:

1) Microwave PotatOHs on high 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Use oven mitts or potholders to remove them from the microwave. Let cool for 3 minutes and then remove wrapper.

2) Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl with remaining Ingredients; stir well to mix.

3) This salad may be served right away, but is best if refrigerated for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend.

Adapted from Potato Goodness Unearthed

2 responses on “Quick & Healthy Microwave Baked Potato Salad

  1. Madeleine Hervey says:

    I bought a bag of “fingerling” potatoes at Sams yesterday. Printed on the bag was a web site with recipies for using these potatoes. First I got a message that the site couldn’t be found. I kept digging and finally found a list containing fingerlings, with a tiny little box that when checked, the mark was decernable only by getting right up against the computer screen. (Yeah yeah, I know a 20 year old designs and maintains your site. Maybe my eyes aren’t as good, but I’ll bet I can cook a lot better!!!)

    Anyway, there were no recipies for fingerlings, only your “ready” potato. Do you, or don’t you, have microwave instructions for fingerlings??? And where can I find them?
    Madeleine Hervey

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