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Cheesy Microwave Mashed Potatoes

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Love mashed potatoes but hate the fact that your dorm lacks a stove-top? Your problem has been addressed. This quick-fix is not only simple, but more importantly scrumptious. All you need is a microwave, the ingredients listed and 5 minutes of time!


  • 1 Baking Potato (Russet)

  • 1-3 oz. Milk

  • 2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese (a small handful)


  1. Begin by thoroughly washing the potato and using a knife to remove any sprouts. Then, use a fork to stab holes throughout the potato, this allows steam to escape.

  2. Next, microwave the potato for 5-8 minutes, depending on the potato's size. If your microwave has a 'Potato' button, use that. Start with just 5 minutes, test for firmness, and continue cooking the the potato until it is soft.

  3. Place the potato on a cutting board or a clean, flat surface. Cut the potato in half.

  4. Using a spoon, scoop out the white of potato and place it into a bowl. If you enjoy potato skins in your mashed potatoes, cut them into small pieces and add them to the bowl.

  5. Next, add half of the cheese and a splash of milk.

  6. Using a fork, begin mashing the potatoes by pressing the potato pieces against the bowl. Continue mashing, while slowly adding milk as needed, until your desired consistency is reached.

  7. Now, top your bowl of potatoes with the remaining cheese.

  8. Place the bowl in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds - 1 minute. They'll be done when the bowl is hot and the cheese is melted!

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