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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 potatoes
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

248 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; fat 9.5g 15% DV; cholesterol 20.4mg 7% DV; sodium 93.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2020
Good flavor, but i had to double the cooking time to make the potatoes properly tender. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2019
Potatoes wrapped in foil are steamed not baked. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2019
Potatoes wrapped in foil are steamed not baked. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2020
Good flavor, but i had to double the cooking time to make the potatoes properly tender. Read More