a baked potato with melting butter, salt and pepper

How to Make Oven Baked Potatoes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5
A crisp and salty jacket on a perfectly light and fluffy russet potato. It's the perfect baked potato!


  • 5 Large Russet Potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Flaked Sea Salt (this is our favorite and a better price online)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash each potato and dry it thoroughly.
  • Place an oven safe cooling rack on a cookie sheet.
  • Place the salt on a plate.
  • In a bowl, add the olive oil and rub each potato with the olive oil.
  • Rub each potato in the salt and set on the rack on top of the cookie sheet.
  • Carefully slice a zigzag on top of the potato or use a fork to pierce the skin in a zig zag pattern
  • Bake for 60-75 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon or any desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Oven Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 1539mg44%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.