Microwave Potato Wedges Recipe

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These wedges taste like baked potatoes but are faster to make because they cook in the microwave. The simple seasoning makes them crispy and golden.—Dorothy Umberger, Ceres, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:1 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 unpeeled medium baking potato
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with salt-free seasoning blend and fat-free Parmesan cheese topping) equals 181 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Combine the first four ingredients on a microwave-safe plate. Cut potato lengthwise into eight wedges. Coat wedges in the seasoning mixture; arrange on the same plate. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 minutes or until tender, turning wedges once. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: Potatoes may be prepared in a conventional oven. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25 minutes or until tender.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Potato Wedges in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"Easy to prepare, but I think they would have been better with butter instead of the oil."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Delicious easy, quick to prepare side dish!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"quick ans surprisingly easy"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This was quick and easy and tasty. I cooked mine for a little over 7 minutes and they were more than done enough."

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