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
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

1 each: 181 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g 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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s_pants User ID: 174050 236833
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

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

gunslinger User ID: 544392 215343
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Delicious easy, quick to prepare side dish!"

MsBetty087 User ID: 7286026 26631
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"quick ans surprisingly easy"

trudypost User ID: 1076954 75046
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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