Best-Ever Baked Potato

Best-Ever Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are a classic comfort food, and this recipe takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness. Imagine perfectly crispy skin on the outside and fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness on the inside. This is the epitome of the Best-Ever Baked Potato.


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Your favorite toppings like sour cream, shredded cheese, chives, and bacon bits


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Scrub the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Prick the potatoes several times with a fork.
  4. Rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the skin is crispy and the inside is tender.
  6. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  7. Split the potatoes open and fluff the insides with a fork.
  8. Top with your favorite toppings and serve hot.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

Enjoy the perfect baked potatoes with a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior, topped with all your favorite fixings.

Nutritional information per serving:

  • Calories: 278
  • Carbohydrates: 63g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Fat: 1g

Baking the Best-Ever Baked Potato is a true culinary delight. The crispy skin is the perfect contrast to the tender and flavorful interior. The olive oil, salt, and pepper create a simple yet elegant seasoning that allows the natural taste of the potato to shine. Each bite is a heavenly experience, especially when paired with your favorite toppings. Whether you’re serving it as a side or making it the main event, this Best-Ever Baked Potato recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Try it once, and you’ll never go back to ordinary baked potatoes.