Baked Potato Recipe

With crispy, seasoned skin, a tender inside, and all the best toppings - baked potatoes are a reliable dinner choice, and great for feeding a crowd!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 185 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 4 potatoes
  • 2-3 TB olive oil
  • kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Wash your potatoes with a stiff brush and cold water. Once they are dry, use a fork to poke 8-12 deep holes all over the surface of the potato to let the moisture escape during cooking.

  3. Place your potatoes in a bowl and lightly coat with oil, and salt. Then, place your potato in the oven directly on the middle rack.

  4. Cook for 1 hour until the skin is crisp and the flesh feels soft.

  5. Let the potato cool a bit until you can handle it. Create a dotted line from end to end with your fork, then crack the potato open by squeezing the ends towards each other. Watch out for the steam when it pops right open! Add all the toppings you want, and ENJOY!!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Baked Potato Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 879mg25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.