Baked Potato Recipes

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Baked potato recipes

Here's a tasty assortment of baked potato recipes to complement your meal. Add toppings and your baked potato can be a meal in itself. Baked potatoes are easy to prepare yet versatile and nutritious. Learn how to bake a potato in several ways.

Baked potatoes are also great fixed on the grill or in the microwave. With a filling or topping, a baked potato becomes a complete meal in itself. 

Potatoes are always a great choice for highly nutritional dishes at extremely low cost.

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Basic Baked Potato:

Select evenly-shaped potatoes and scrub them well. One medium to large potato is one serving.

Oven Baked Potatoes

Place clean potatoes directly on the baking rack or in a baking pan. Bake at 350 - 375 degrees for 90 minutes.


  • Rub a little salt into the skins before baking to make them extra crispy.
  • A little olive oil brushed on the skins before baking will result in a crispy potato skin.
  • While it is popular to wrap baking potatoes in aluminum foil, the result is a "steamed" potato rather than a baked potato.
  • If cooking an ovenful of potatoes, increase the temperature to 425 degrees.
  • Metal skewers or baking prongs pushed through the potatoes will reduce the cooking time by up to a quarter.

When the baked potatoes are cooked (prick with a fork to check for tenderness), make a crosswise slit in the top of each potato and squeeze gently to open out the cut area. Place a pat of butter in the opening if desired. Serve immediately.

Microwave Baked Potatoes

Microwaving your potatoes will save time however a baked potato made in the microwave oven will not have a crispy skin.

Scrub the potatoes, then dry and prick each one several times with a fork.(a baking potato can explode in the microwave if the skin is not pricked). Cook one potato for 6 minutes on full power. If your microwave oven does not have a turntable, turn half way through cooking. Allow to stand for 1 - 2 minutes before serving. 

If you are preparing more than one potato at a time, increase the cooking time accordingly.

How to Make a Baked Potato Into a Mini-Meal

A baked potato can be far more than a side dish. With some additions, even using leftovers, you can turn a single potato into a complete meal. If you need something more, add a salad, some fruit, wonderful bread or whatever "rounds out" a meal for you.

Try these baked potato variations:

baked potato recipes

Even more about How to Bake a Potato

A baked potato is nature’s "mini-casserole." This edible, self-contained dish can hold an unending variety of hearty stuffings. Slice lengthwise to open your baked potato and make it into a meal. Here are just a few delicious ways to do it:

  • Add steamed broccoli, top with shredded cheese and pop back into the oven until the cheese melts.
  • Open a can of pre-prepared chili, heat it for a couple of minutes in the microwave, top your baked potato and add sour cream or cheese.
  • Melt 2 Tbl. butter in a small pan, add 1 clove of garlic, crushed, and a few sliced, fresh mushrooms. Saute together until mushrooms are cooked. Add 1 Tbl. cream cheese, salt and pepper to taste and a sprinkle of fresh herbs of your choice. Top your baked potato and enjoy.
  • Heat up leftovers like chicken and vegetable stir-fry, or strips of steak and onions, leftover turkey and gravy, some tuna casserole, or even leftover baked beans. Add to your already baked potato and you have a meal.
  • Salsa baked potato recipe: top your baked potato with 2 Tbls. of prepared salsa, 2 teaspoons sour cream and sprinkle with shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

These mini-meals are tastier and healthier than any fast food you could purchase. Potatoes are cheap nutrition and using small amounts of meats, cheeses and leftovers offer infinite possibilities for a meal for one or a meal for a family or crowd.

Baked Potato Recipes

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