baked potato recipe
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Baked Potato Recipe

Learn how to make the perfect baked potato with these simple tips and tricks! Your potato will be perfectly soft and tender on the inside, with a crisp and well-seasoned skin. Add your favorite toppings to make an amazingly delicious loaded baked potato! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato
Servings: 6
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse kosher salt

Optional Toppings: Butter, cheese, sour cream, bacon, chives, chili (or anything else you want!)


    • Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray foil with nonstick spray.
    • Give potatoes a good scrub and then dry them completely with a paper towel. 
    • Lay potatoes on foil-lined baking sheet, then brush all over with olive oil. Sprinkle with coarse salt. 
    • Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork or knife. 
    • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until potatoes are soft and tender. Slice in half, then add your favorite toppings. Enjoy! 


    Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 14.7% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 10.2%