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Microwave Baby Potatoes
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5 from 2 votes

Microwave Baby Potatoes

Whether you call them microwave baby potatoes, new potatoes, mini potatoes, or small potatoes, they are amazing steamed in the microwave.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Microwave
Servings: 4
Calories: 104kcal


  • 500 g Baby Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Light I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter optional

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Place one tablespoon of water in the bottom of your steamer basket.
    How To Cook New Potatoes In A Microwave?
  • Give your baby potatoes a good wash with a sieve and then add to the steamer basket. Add your seasonings and mix with your hands for an even coating.
    How To Cook New Potatoes In A Microwave?
  • Place the lid on the steamer and then place in the microwave.
    How To Cook New Potatoes In A Microwave?
  • Microwave for 6 minutes. Though check on it at 4 minute as your wattage might be higher than ours.
    How To Cook New Potatoes In A Microwave?
  • When it beeps do a fork test to double check that your baby potatoes are fork tender.
    How To Cook New Potatoes In A Microwave?
  • Load the potatoes into a serving dish that is microwave safe, being careful to not add the water from the steamer bowl. Then cover the top with butter or margarine. Microwave for a further 30 seconds to melt the butter before serving.
    How To Cook New Potatoes In A Microwave?


Optional – I love my microwave new potatoes with melted butter, but it is totally optional.
Quantity – I did 10 medium/large new potatoes in my microwave steamer bowl. You can do the same or more or less, depending on how many people you are feeding.
Thanks for reading cooking new potatoes in microwave on Recipe This. We have many more microwave recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious ideas to serve with your new potatoes then I recommend you try our air fryer frozen chicken breasts.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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