Easy Baked Potato

Easy Baked Potato
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
1 serving

In a pinch, just melted butter, sea salt and fresh ground pepper make a yummy one-dish meal. In addition, why not try a variation?

Use the same steps for as many potatoes as you need to prepare.

Courtesy of Sue Riedl



baking potatoes (starchy potatoes, like Russetts)
olive oil or other vegetable oil
toppings of your choice: butter, chili, ground beef, cheese, or chopped tomato


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Scrub and dry your potatoes thoroughly.

Step 3

Rub them with oil; put the oil on a paper towel and rub onto the potatoes to avoid a mess. Pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times.

Step 4

Bake on a cookie sheet for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Step 5

Cool slightly so potatoes are safe to handle. Slice down the middle and garnish.

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