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Five Minute Microwaved Mashed Potatoes

Five Minute Microwaved Mashed Potatoes

Everybody loves mashed potatoes and with this recipe, they're quick and easy!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Five Minute Microwaved Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 365 kcal


  • 8 red potatoes cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup liquid you can use cream, milk, broth, or a mix of both
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • Options



  1. Prepare your spuds. Just wash good and cut in bite-size pieces. Place in a microwavable bowl, one that you will be serving in, and add the water and cover with plastic wrap.


  1. Cook on high for 3-5 minutes, remove plastic wrap and stir. Put the saran wrap back on and cook another 2-3 minutes until the spuds are soft.


  1. Now, the spuds are done. What do you with them is up to you. Butter is a must to me but you can go lighter if you want. Add some liquid the 1/2 cup -- either broth, cream, milk, and of course salt and pepper. Then use a fork or potato masher to smash them up.

  2. Now they are done -- NOW WHAT? -- Sour Cream? Bacon? Cheese? Scallions? Herbs? Onion? Anything you want.


  1. After adding all your flavors, you can return to the microwave covered in the plastic wrap for just 1 minute until heated and serve. But many times the potatoes are hot enough and any extras will heat up with any additional cooking time.