Cheesy-Steamed Potatoes (Microwave)

Jeanne Benavidez


This is a good recipe if you don't want to heat up the kitchen by using your oven. Delicious and crowd-pleasing.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 - 6
10 Min
20 Min


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5 or 6 medium
red or gold potatoes, washed and cubed, peel if desired
1 medium
onion, sliced
1 pkg
ranch dressing mix
3 Tbsp
canola oil
2 Tbsp
1 large
plastic steamer bag
1 1/2 c
cheddar/jack cheese, shredded
1 - 2 Tbsp
dried parsley flakes
salt and pepper to taste


real bacon pieces
sour cream
chopped green onion

How to Make Cheesy-Steamed Potatoes (Microwave)


  • 1Put oil into steamer bag. Add salt, pepper, parsley and seasonings. Close bag and mash bottom of bag to dissolve and distribute seasonings into oil, add a bit more oil if you need to.
  • 2Add potatoes, onion and about a tablespoon of butter. Seal bag and cook on high in microwave for 7 minutes. If you are using a regular ziploc bag, just close the bag half-way to allow for steam to release.
  • 3Carefully shake bag, cook 7 more minutes. Shake again and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • 4Open bag (careful, it's steamy) and pour potatoes into serving bowl, add cheeses and butter, carefully - so as not to mash potatoes - mix to melt cheeses and butter into potatoes.
  • 5Top with bacon pieces, sour cream or your choice of toppings.

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About Cheesy-Steamed Potatoes (Microwave)

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #microwave, #cheesy

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