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Baked Potatoes

Easy. Potatoes can be baked alongside meat that is roasting in the oven.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: < 30 Min Prep w/Longer Cook Time, Side Dishes - Potatoes
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • baking potatoes Russets work well


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash potatoes well and remove any eyes. Cut an "X" on the top of each potato, to prevent them from exploding in oven.
  • Place directly on rack in oven. Bake for approximately 45 minutes. When squeezed gently, using a potholder to protect hands, potatoes will feel soft.
  • Potatoes usually cook along side meat or another dish in oven, so oven temperature, and therefore cooking times, will vary.
  • Serve hot. Toppings can include butter, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese.


Using a microwave works fine but won't result in crispy potato skins.