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Baked Potato

Jennie Duncan
This Baked Potato recipe is has a perfect crispy skin with fluffy potato inside. They are simple to make and a classic recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 199 kcal


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • Wash potatoes and pierce with a fork several times. Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush potatoes with oil and rub with salt.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven. Brush with oil and place it back in the oven.
  • Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • When the potato is cool enough to handle slice and top with desired toppings.


Can I make a baked potato in the microwave? Yes a microwave would get the job done. But if you want a potato with crispy skin then baking is the better option.
Can I slow cook a baked potato? Yes! I love this method. It's perfect for busy days. Toss them in and don't worry about it until it's time to eat. If you want to slow cook your potato read more about it here, How to Slow Cook a Baked Potato.
Should I wrap my potato in foil? Skip the foil if you want a crispy potato skin. I add foil to my baking sheet but wrapping your potato and closing the foil will create steam which will make the entire potato soft. If you want a crispy you don't want foil. 
How can you serve a baked potato? Serve them with butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, and chives for a fully loaded baked potato. I've also served them topped with chili or broccoli and cheese. 


Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 2627mgPotassium: 889mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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