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Baked potatoes with toppings on a plate

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe (Crazy Easy)

This baked potato recipe yields perfectly fluffy, crispy, and flavor potatoes each time. Did someone say baked potato bar?!
Course Potato Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potato, potato recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 288kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Adjust the rack in your oven to the middle position. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rinse and scrub the potato under cold running water.
    potatoes under running water
  • Pierce the potato several times with a fork or sharp knife, making holes that are about 1 inch apart.
    cleaned potatoes
  • Rub the potato with olive oil and sprinkle it with coarse salt on all the sides. Bake it for 45 minutes, or until it's easily pierced with a fork.
    Potatoes on a baking sheet


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 2339mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg