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Simple Baked Potato

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe for baked potatoes is delicious with steak, meatloaf, or by itself. I never was fan of the potato's skin until I began making this recipe! These potatoes taste amazing loaded with cheese, sour cream, and/or chives! If you want to get fancy, use this recipe as a base recipe for one of the many potato skin, whipped baked potato, or other more-to-it recipes on here."
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1 h 10 m servings 248
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 potatoes)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until melted, 20 to 30 seconds. Stir in olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Use a fork to poke about 5 holes into each potato. Place each potato on a sheet of aluminum foil about 6 inches wide. Brush butter mixture over potatoes, making sure to evenly coat each one. Wrap up completely in foil. Poke 5 more holes into the wrapped potatoes.
  4. Bake potatoes in the center of the preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Spread leftover butter mixture over potatoes after cutting them open.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Olive oil can be substituted with vegetable oil.
  • Any uneaten potatoes should be wrapped in cling wrap or placed in a container without the foil.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 248 calories; 9.5 37.7 4.5 20 93 Full nutrition

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Potatoes wrapped in foil are steamed, not baked.