Our classic loaded baked potato is crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and filled with sour cream, bacon, chives and melty cheese. It's the perfect quick and easy side dish that easily shines on its own!
Preheat oven to 400°F 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 on a foil-lined baking sheet, then brush them all over with olive oil. Pierce a few times with a fork or knife and then sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until soft and tender.
Slice potato in half and then use a fork to break apart the potato. Add the butter, salt and pepper then mix around. Top with cheese, sour cream, bacon crumbles and chives. Top with salt and pepper and serve while warm.