Baked Potatoes Recipe

This recipe is a classic and easy way to make delicious baked potatoes.


  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional: Black pepper, butter, your favorite toppings (sour cream, cheese, chives, chili, etc.)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius).
  2. Scrub the potatoes clean and dry them with a paper towel.
  3. Use a fork to poke several holes all over the surface of each potato.
  4. Rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt.
  5. Place the potatoes directly on a baking sheet or on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the skin is crisp. You can check for doneness by piercing the potato with a fork – it should slide in and out easily.
  7. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before cutting them open.
  8. (Optional) Fluff the inside of the potato with a fork and add your favorite toppings like butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, chili, or anything you like!

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