Microwave Potato Bake

    1 hour

    Your microwave makes this rich and cheesy potato "bake" quick to prepare.

    104 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 500g potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) water
    • 2 tablespoons minced onion
    • 2 teaspoons chicken stock powder
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) milk
    • 3/4 cup (190g) sour cream
    • 60g Cheddar cheese, grated

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Place the potatoes, water, onion and stock in an ungreased microwave-safe 2 1/2 litre dish. Cover and microwave on high for 12-14 minutes until potatoes are tender and the stock is dissolved, stirring once.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and garlic; stir in milk until smooth. Pour over potatoes. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes or until thickened, stirring twice.
    3. Stir in sour cream; sprinkle with cheese. Cook 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

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    Recipe works very well in the microwave so handy for when I have something else cooking in the oven because my oven doesn't cope well with more than one thing at once. I would not put the extra salt in it next time because I found the stock powder added enough but greatly enjoyed.  -  18 Aug 2012


    I used the general idea in this recipe, but modified it because I baked it in the oven. I boiled water first with the chicken boillon cube and a bay leaf. Then added the sliced potatoes for 10 minutes. I added the onion with about 5 minutes left. I then placed these in a 2.8 quart corningware covered casserole (removed the bay leaf.) I added about a cup of the water from bioling the potatoes to the casserole. I then mixed the flour, milk, and a tablespoon of parsley in a small bowl. Then added 3/4 cup of shredded sharp cheddar. I placed this in a saucepan and melted the mixture together on medium heat. Once this was melted I poured this over the sliced potatoes. I then put this in the pre-heated oven (350 degrees) for 20 minutes. With about 5 minutes left, I stirred in 3/4 cup of sour cream and sprinkled an additional 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar and a dash of paprika. This turned out absolutely wonderful.  -  18 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I can't believe how good this turned out. I did add more seasoning. A lot more salt, garlic powder and pepper. I am not one of the lucky ones with two ovens so a dish that turns out this good in the microwave is a total winner. Don't slice the potatoes too thin or it will be really mushy. Thanks for our new family favorite!  -  25 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)