To bake a potato in the microwave, begin by washing your potato and pricking it several times with a fork. Next, cook your potato in the microwave on full power for five minutes. Flip your potato over and cook it for five more minutes. Slice it open lengthwise to finish.
After your potato has been fully cooked and cut open, gently mash its insides with a fork to produce a fluffier texture. Salt and pepper to your preference. Consider topping your potato with a slice of butter, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, or a dollop of sour cream. For each additional potato, microwave for an additional 5-6 minutes total.