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If you have a craving for French fries, but want something healthier that comes together in no time, these microwaved potato wedges are the perfect solution! Make them in 10 minutes for a perfect side dish or great snack. Yes potatoes can be snacks! 

potato wedges with fresh rsemary on white parchment paper.

I love using this recipe as a side dish during the week to go along with hot dogs, hamburgers, and salads. Once thing I love doing is actually topping my salad with potato wedges, which sounds like the opposite thing you’re supposed to do when eating a salad, but trust me it’s good! When you have a potato or two sitting on the counter begging to be cooked, but a baked potato doesn’t sound good, try this easy microwave recipe! Everybody loves them! 

Why This Microwaved Potato Wedges Recipe Works 

  • Perfect last minute side dish or appetizer for entertaining for for adding an item to the dinner table. 
  • Clean up is quick and minimal with few dishes. 
  • Keep your oven off and your home cool. Save that energy! 

Ingredients for potato wedges in the microwave.
Ingredients For Easy Microwave Potato Wedges Recipe 

    • Medium Sized Potatoes 
    • Olive Oil
    • Garlic Powder
    • Paprika 
    • Italian Seasoning 
    • Salt 
    • Parmesan Cheese  

How to Cook Potato Wedges in the Microwave

  1. Rinse and scrub potatoes so there is no dirt on them.
  2. In a mixing bowl (you will be tossing potato wedges in this bowl so make sure it is somewhat deep), combine olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, and salt.
  3. Slice potatoes lengthwise into desired size (I cut mine into eighths). 
  4. Place slices into bowl with seasoning and toss to coat. 
  5. Lay coated potato wedges in a microwave safe casserole dish and microwave on high power for about 5 minutes. 
  6. Remove (be careful dish will be hot), flip potato wedges and microwave on high for an additional 5 minutes or until tender. 
  7. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, enjoy! 

up close shot of potato wedges.
Making potato wedges in the microwave might seem like a daunting task, but it is actually super easy and incredibly fast! This easy microwave recipe will come in handy more times than you would think and is just an around star of a recipe to always have in your back pocket. 

FAQs 

What kind of potatoes should I use? 

Any potatoes will work great for this recipe! Have fun, experiment and let me know what you used in the comments. I used russet potatoes for their affordability and accessibility, but Yukon, sweet, or purple potatoes would also work well here. 

How do I cut my potato into eighth? 

Begin by cutting your potato in half. Then cut the two halves into quarters. Finally, cut the four quarters into eights. Be sure to cut them lengthwise so you have nice long wedges. If you potato is smaller and rounder, that will work just as well. 

microwaved potato wedges in a white bowl with ketchup.
Are potato wedges in the microwave healthy? 

Yes! Making potato wedges in the microwave at home is much healthier than buying them because they aren’t soaking in nasty inflammatory grease and aren’t fried. If you want to make this easy recipe even healthier, make a homemade ranch or ketchup so you know exactly what ingredients you are using and just how much of them. 

potato wedges with fresh rsemary on white parchment paper.

Quick and Easy Potato Wedges

If you have a craving for French fries, but want something healthier that comes together in no time, these microwaved potato wedges are the perfect solution! Make them in 10 minutes for a perfect side dish or great snack. Yes potatoes can be snacks!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Parmesan cheese to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and scrub potatoes so there is no dirt on them.
  • In a mixing bowl (you will be tossing potato wedges in this bowl so make sure it is somewhat deep) combine olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, and salt.
  • Slice potatoes lengthwise into desired size (I cut mine into eighths).
  • Place slices into bowl with seasoning and toss to coat.
  • Lay coated potato wedges in a microwave safe casserole dish and microwave on high power for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove (be careful dish will be hot), flip potato wedges and microwave on high for an additional 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 583mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 255IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, microwave, microwave potatoes, Microwave Recipes, potato recipes, potato wedges
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