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Baked potato with butter and scallions
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Baked Potato Recipe

The humble Baked Potato is the easiest, tastiest, most inexpensive side dish that always pleases a crowd. Crispy and salty exterior with a fluffy and soft interior. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potato, baked potato oven, baked potato recipe, how to bake a potato, microwave baked potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 292kcal
Author Lauren's Latest

Ingredients

Instructions

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Scrub medium-sized potatoes under cold water and dry with kitchen towels.
  • Prick with a fork or sharp knife 3-4 times. (Prick down far enough into the center of the potato for even cooking times.) Rub with olive oil and salt. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes or until soft. (Test with a fork or knife; it should slide in easily.) Cool slightly before serving with any desired toppings: butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, salt, pepper, chives, etc..

Microwave Directions:

  • Scrub one medium-sized potato under cold water and dry with a kitchen towel. Prick with a fork or sharp knife 3-4 times, down to the center of the potato.
  • Microwave on high power for 10 minutes, pausing to flip potato every few minutes for an even 'bake'. Potato is done when it can be pricked with a knife or fork easily.
  • Cool slightly before serving with any desired toppings: butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, salt, pepper, chives, etc..

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.9mg