Baked Potatoes Recipe

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With just a few ingredients, you can transform these potatoes into a savory side dish or a complete meal.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium baking potatoes (about 1-1/3 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 292 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Oven: Scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 400° for 40-60 minutes or until tender. Microwave: Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 7-9 minutes or until tender, turning once. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Baked Potatoes in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p33

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keverwann User ID: 1807985 44974
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"This was the great cooking potatoes for dummies recipe I needed. They turned out great! I backed them on a pizza stone and the skins were crispy all around."

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