Whole Oven-Baked Potatoes Recipe: The Best Loaded Baked Potato Recipe (So Creamy!) by 30Seconds Food

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3 months ago
Whole Oven-Baked Potatoes Recipe: The Best Loaded Baked Potato Recipe (So Creamy!)

Have you got in the habit of microwaving your baked potatoes like a lot of us have? Baked potatoes tend to be creamier when baked in the oven. Try this easy baked potato recipe tonight and see what we mean! 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed well under water and dried
  • olive oil

Optional Toppings

  • butter
  • shredded cheese
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped chives
  • sour cream
  • chopped crisp bacon

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Rub the potatoes with olive oil. Season the outside with salt and pepper.
  2. Wrap each potato in a piece of aluminum foil
  3. Put the potatoes into a preheated 450-degree F oven. Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning once, until they can be pierced easily with a fork. 
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Carefully open up the foil. Cut a slice all the way across the top of the potatoes. Using a fork, gently loosen the potato flesh. Add desired toppings. 
  5. Cover them back up with the foil and cook about 10 minutes longer. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Did not realize this. Usually I microwave them halfway, and then bake them the rest. Trying this way next time!
What a great idea...
Brilliant! Looks so good! 😋

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