How to The Perfect Side - Roast Potatoes in the Microwave

by Esty Shpigel

No peeling and no pots and pans to clean. The fastest and easiest way to make tasty roast potatoes.


  • 1 Bag Mini Red Potatoes
  • 3 Cloves of Fresh/frozen Garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (or butter)
  • ½ Teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill (optional)
  • ¼ Teaspoons Red Paprika (optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Wash the potatoes and pat dry with paper towel. To save time buy the pre-washed kind.

    Step 2

    Arrange the potatoes on a microwave safe plate. Larger potatoes on the edge of the plate and smaller ones in the center.

    Step 3

    Place the plate on the microwave turn table and press the potato sensor setting. If you don't have the potato sensor setting cook on high for about 20 minutes.

    Step 4

    When time runs out re-arrange the potatoes ( be careful not to burn yourself). Place the softer potatoes in the center and the harder ones on the outside edge. Cook on high for 2-5 extra mins.

    Step 5

    Place olive oil (alternative: use butter) and 2-3 cloves of fresh/frozen garlic in a bowl (use a serving bowl for one less bowl to wash) Optional: fry the garlic for a bolder flavor.

    Step 6

    Cut the potatoes in half.

    Step 7

    Sprinkle with sea salt.

    Step 8

    Add the potatoes to the bowl and mix.

    Step 9

    Optional: Add the dill and/or paprika.

    Step 10

    Serve hot. Serving suggestions: @brunch serve with 2 sunny side up and freshly cut veggies. @dinner - the perfect side for steak and grilled veggies (see my grilled vegetables Snap-guide.)

    Step 11