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Easy Oven Baked Potatoes

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These super Easy Oven Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, only a few ingredients and will result in a crispy skinned, yet tender baked potato. They are the perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.

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These super Easy Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, a few ingredients and result in a crispy skin, tender inside oven, flavorful baked potato. The perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.

Baked potatoes are the perfect side dish for pretty much anything. I love a loaded up potato just as much as one slathered in butter, salt and pepper. Baked potatoes have a crispy outside skin and a soft, mashed inside. The best of both worlds.

They couldn’t be easier to make! I love a russet potato when making baked potatoes because the skin is thicker and gets more crispy. You could use this same method using sweet potatoes.

These super Easy Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, a few ingredients and result in a crispy skin, tender inside oven, flavorful baked potato. The perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.

Try a batch of baked potatoes alongside a Mississippi Pot Roast, next to Glazed Ham, with Sweet and Sour Meatballs, or Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaf.

What are your favorite ways to top your spud? Let me know in the comments below!

Are potatoes healthy?

Potatoes are often misunderstood and considered “bad” because they contain carbs and are starchy. But carbs are not all bad.

In fact potatoes contain many vitamins and nutrients that are good for your body. A medium potato only has approximately 165 calories. They are a good source of potassium, fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and antioxidants.

As always, everything in moderation.

What you’ll need

How to make the potatoes

Preheat oven to 425°F

While the oven is preheating, scrub the potatoes clean and dry them.

Poke holes all over the potatoes with a fork for ventilation. 

Place potatoes on a baking sheet or baking dish. Evenly distribute and rub 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the 4 potatoes. Season each potato on both sides with salt and pepper.

Place the sheet pan in the oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is soft. Insert a knife into the potato to check.

These super Easy Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, a few ingredients and result in a crispy skin, tender inside oven, flavorful baked potato. The perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.

Let cool slightly to be able to handle. 

These super Easy Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, a few ingredients and result in a crispy skin, tender inside oven, flavorful baked potato. The perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.

To serve: Cut a slit along the top with a sharp knife and fluff the insides with a fork.

Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

These super Easy Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, a few ingredients and result in a crispy skin, tender inside oven, flavorful baked potato. The perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.

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These super Easy Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, a few ingredients and result in a crispy skin, tender inside oven, flavorful baked potato. The perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.

Easy Oven Baked Potatoes

Steph Gigliotti
These super Easy Oven Baked Potatoes are minimal effort, only a few ingredients and will result in a crispy skinned, yet tender baked potato. They are the perfect accompaniment to any dish or enjoy these as the star of mealtime.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Your favorite toppings
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • While the oven is preheating, scrub the potatoes clean and dry them.
  • Poke holes all over the potatoes with a fork for ventilation.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet or baking dish. Evenly distribute and rub 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the 4 potatoes. Season each potato on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is soft. Insert a knife into the potato to check.
  • Let cool slightly to be able to handle.
  • To serve: Cut a slit along the top with a sharp knife and fluff the insides with a fork.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

Use sweet potatoes in place of the russet potatoes.
Topping suggestions: chili, cheese, sour cream or Greek yogurt, chives, bacon, avocado, taco meat, shredded chicken, queso, and additional seasonings.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 888mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
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