A close up shot of hot buttered jacket baked potatoes
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Oven-Baked Potato Recipe

A good baked potato is all about a crispy exterior and a pillowy interior, isn't it?
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Dinner, Starters, Easy Dinner Recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato
Appliance: oven, Knife, Fork
Servings: 2 people
Author: Jinal Gangar


  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Set the oven to 425°F and keep a rack in the middle of the oven.
  • While the oven is getting ready, prepare the potatoes. Wash them thoroughly under running water and pat dry.
  • Once done, prick the potatoes on all sides with a fork. The holes allow the steam to escape.
  • Coat the potatoes with olive oil. You can use your hands or a pastry brush. 
  • Once the potatoes are covered in oil, sprinkle salt and pepper on them.
  • Keep the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake them for 50 minutes. You want the potatoes to cook from all the sides so flip them every 20 minutes.
  • After 50 minutes, remove the baking sheet and carefully place it on the counter. Use oven mitts so that you do not harm yourself.
  • Now, pierce one of the potatoes with a fork to see if they are done. If the potato skin feels dry and the insides are soft, your potato is perfectly baked!
  • Now, cut open the potatoes and give the ends a slight squeeze. This will loosen up the fluff inside the potato skin.
  • Voila! creamy, tasty, and tender baked potatoes are ready for you!
    A close up shot of hot buttered jacket baked potatoes