Baked Potatoes Recipe – Veg Vegan Meat

Baked Potatoes is a crispy out and fluffy flavor-loaded side dish. It is usually made with Russet Potatoes, oil, salt, and topped with sour cream, chives, and black pepper powder. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Baked Potatoes in the oven with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe to show that the making process is simple and clear. This Oven Baked Potato is one of the flavorful side dishes that can be served for parties, get-togethers, or for lunch and dinner.

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What is Baked Potato?

Baked Potato is flavor-loaded with fluffy insides and a crispy exterior side dish. It is basically made with moderate size Russet Potatoes, simple seasoning, and baked at high temperatures. And then generally topped with sour cream, chives, and black pepper powder.

You might think is a baked potato is really flavorful and worth trying at home? Yes, it makes a perfect dish if it is baked at the right temperature with the right seasoning and flavorful toppings. Especially the fluffy insides of potatoes when combined with butter, sour cream, chives, and black pepper deliver an irresistible taste and flavor.

So this post covers how to bake a perfect Potato in the oven with flavorful topping easily at home. And I believe it will make a perfect dish when you want to try something easy yet flavorful. Not only that it is also a perfect kids-friendly dish that your little one going to love.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Baked Potato are basic and you should have most of them already in your pantry. So let’s check out what they are.

Baked Potatoes ingredients on a table
  • Russet Potatoes – Usually Russet Potatoes are considered best for baking as they are starchy and dense. And it makes a perfectly fluffy and filling side dish
  • Oil – I have used canola oil here but feel free to use olive oil or butter for rich flavor and taste
  • Butter – Butter to top the baked potato
  • Chives – Gives nice onion flavor to the food
  • Black Pepper Powder – For a slight heat and nutty flavor
  • Salt – As per your taste season the potatoes
  • Sour Cream – You can either use it or skip it. You can enjoy the potatoes the classic way topped with butter and black pepper or feel free to add some sour cream for extra flavor

How to Bake Potatoes in Oven?

The recipe I have shared here is a classic Baked Potato in the oven with basic toppings. Cooking the potatoes at high temperatures delivers a crispy outer skin and fluffy insides. So I recommend following the temperature that I have mentioned in the recipe card. So let’s check out how to make this recipe below.

Oven Baked Potatoes served on a plate

Following are the high-level instructions to make this dish but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photos and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Prep the Potatoes – Wash the potatoes with cold water and scrub the dirt or debris using a food cleaning brush. Pat dry the potatoes using a clean kitchen towel
  • Prick – Poke the potatoes using a fork on all the sides
  • Season the Potatoes – Drizzle some cooking oil over the potatoes and sprinkle with salt. Give them a good rub and it helps to absorb the flavors from the salt and oil
  • Arrange it on Wire Rack – Place the seasoned Russet Potatoes on a baking tray with a wire rack. Using a wire rack helps the potatoes to cook evenly
  • Bake – Bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 425° F for about 60 minutes or until it turns fork tender
  • Cool Down – Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool down slightly
  • Slit the Potatoes – Using a knife slit open the potatoes. Gently press the ends of the potatoes to wide open them. The Potatoes will be hot so make sure to use a kitchen towel
  • Fluff with Fork – Fluff the insides with a fork and top them with butter, sour cream, chives, and black pepper powder. Now the delicious Baked Potatoes are ready to taste and enjoy

How long to Bake Potatoes in Oven?

To make the perfect oven Baked Potatoes, I would suggest you bake them in a preheated oven at 425° F for about 60 minutes or until fork-tender. You can also bake them at 350° F, 375° F, 400° F, or 450° F and the baking time may range from 45 to 60 minutes. And it may also vary depending on the size of the potatoes that you are using.

Tips

  • For Flavor and Taste – Rubbing with oil and salt on the poked potatoes delivers a nice flavor and taste to the dish
  • High Temperature – Baking the potatoes at high temperature delivers a super crispy outer and fluffy inside
  • Toppings – I have topped the potato with classic toppings like sour cream, chives, and crushed black pepper, but you can also add cheese, guacamoleor veggies of your choice

Storage Suggestions

You can store the Baked Potatoes in the refrigerator for a day in a closed container. You can also use the leftovers in making samosa filling, aloo chaator aloo gobi.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Oven-Baked Potato with salad, vegetable soup, oven-baked chicken wings, garlic butter baked salmon, garlic butter chicken, grilled salmon, roasted broccoli, or similar other side dishes of your choice.

You could also find similar recipes below and more roasted & baked recipes and potato recipes.

Baked Potatoes Recipe Video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Oven Baked Potato Recipe below that I hope will help you to make a perfect side dish at home. And you could also find this recipe in a story format.

📖 Recipe

Yield: 3 serving

Baked Potato

Baked Potatoes served on a plate

Baked Potato is a crispy out and fluffy flavor-loaded side dish. It is usually made with Russet Potatoes, oil, salt, and topped with sour cream, chives, and black pepper powder. This Oven Baked Potato is one of the flavorful side dishes that can be served for parties, get together, or for lunch and dinner.

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
1 hour

Total Time
1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Russet Potatoes, washed

  • 3 tsp Oil

  • Salt, as needed

  • Sour Cream, For Topping

  • 3 tsp Chives, chopped

  • 3 tbsp Butter

  • Black Pepper Powder, to sprinkle

Notes

  1. For Flavor and Taste – Rubbing with oil and salt on the poked potatoes delivers a nice flavor and taste to the dish
  2. High Temperature – Baking the potatoes at high temperature delivers a super crispy outer and fluffy insides
  3. Toppings – I have topped the potato with classic toppings like sour cream, chives, and crushed black pepper, but you can also add cheese, guacamole, or veggies of your choice

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1 potato

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 321Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 311mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What is Baked Potato?

Baked Potato is flavor-loaded with fluffy insides and crispy exterior side dish. It is basically made with moderate size Russet Potatoes, simple seasoning, and baked at high temperatures. And then generally topped with sour cream, chives, and black pepper powder.

How long does to bake a potato?

To make the perfect oven Baked Potatoes, I would suggest you bake them in a preheated oven at 425° F for about 60 minutes or until fork-tender. And it may vary depending on the size of the potatoes that you are using.

Should you poke holes before baking a potato?

Yes, pricking the potatoes with a fork helps the air to circulate while baking and also avoid exploding the potatoes.

Should Potatoes be wrapped in foil to bake?

No, this recipe does not require foil to wrap the potatoes. Wrapping the potatoes in foil also gives the taste of boiled potatoes.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you about how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Cooking!

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