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Oven Baked Potatoes

Oven Baked Potatoes

Oven Baked Potatoes are crispy on the outside and perfectly fluffy and tender on the inside. All you need is some potatoes, olive oil and sea salt. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Potatoes, Oven Baked Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 246kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 5-6 large Russet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt or kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste

For topping

  • 1/3 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Bacon bits
  • 1 tbsp Sour cream
  • Fresh green onion


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Start by washing and drying the potatoes. Pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times, about 4-6 times, depends how large the potato is.
  • Next, rub olive oil all over the potatoes. You can use a baking brush as well.
  • Sprinkle some sea salt all over the potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake them for about 45-50 minutes. Please note, the cooking time will vary based on how large the potatoes are. If using extra-large potatoes, give them additional 5-10 minutes to bake. The potatoes should be tender inside if you poke a fork into them.
  • Flip the potatoes once or twice during the baking process. This will endure even baking.
  • Once baked, serve with your favorite toppings and dressing, such as ranch, blue cheese, or sour cream.



Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1753mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.6mg