Baked Potato


Follow this step-by-step recipe for a perfect baked potato. Top with sour cream, cheese, olives, and chives, or your choice of toppings.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • 1 medium russet potato

  • teaspoon salt, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Scrub potato and dry well; prick all over with a fork. Season skin with salt.

  3. Bake directly on the center rack of the preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
0g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 540mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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