This perfect baked potato is wonderful!
There are many ways to make baked potatoes, but I wanted to share my favorite. This is super simple but my family loves these potatoes! I make these baked potatoes in advance because they are perfect to enjoy on a busy night and heat up well.
I could eat this baked potato every day! Ingredients needed:
We love the shell of the potato to be crisp and the olive oil and garlic creates a nice crispy shell. Plus the potato keeps its form better if the shell is crispy so none of the delicious toppings fall out. So many great things you can top a baked potato with.
Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
Ranch dressing or seasoning
Chili Beans or Chili
Pico or Salsa
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
So many great ways to enjoy a baked potato! We actually love the shell and always make a “shell sandwich” after we finish the potato. We stuff the shell with our favorite toppings and eat it like a sandwich. It’s been a family thing for years. Ha!
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Perfect Baked Potato
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder
- Idaho Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 425. Wash potato in cold water and pat dry. In a bowl coat the bottom with a little olive oil, depending on how many potatoes you are making you may have to add more oil.
- Roll potato in oil, to coat skin and the sprinkle potato with garlic powder. Cook in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes directly on the rack. I use smaller potatoes, they aren’t the large baking ones because I enjoy a smaller serving size. If you plan to use the larger potatoes, you will need to probably cook longer.
- I like to cook them until the outside is crispy and the center is very soft. I don’t puncture my potatoes before cooking but you definitely should if you feel your potatoes will explode. I have never had that happen. We enjoy the skin of the potato and this gives it a wonderful taste! Try it, you will enjoy it.
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