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The Best Baked Potato

Bake it and then load 'er up!
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

The best baked potatoes only take a few minutes of prep, an hour in the oven and tasty toppings like sour cream, cheese and bacon bits.

Ready in
1 h 5 m
5 m
(prepare time)
1 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 3 Russet potatoes, rinsed and scrubbed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, bacon bits


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pierce the potatoes several times on each side with a fork.

Pour olive oil into a bowl and roll potatoes in the oil.

Season all sides of the potato with salt.

Bake directly on the oven rack for 1 hour.