By Chef Alli

Ultimate Baked Potatoes

Baked Potato


  • Russet potatoes, scrubbed clean and pierced with a fork on all four sides 
  • Vegetable oil, for rubbing 
  • Kosher salt, for sprinkling 
  • Toppings of your choice, such as butter, sour cream, bacon, chives, cheese, etc 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Rub potatoes well with oil; sprinkle each one generously with salt. 

Place prepared potatoes onto center rack of oven; bake for 60 minutes. Check potatoes for doneness by giving them a squeeze; if they give to pressure, they are done. Remove from oven and let rest a bit. 

When potatoes have cooled slightly, massage with your fingers to loosen the flesh from the skin. Cut potatoes open and dress with desired toppings so you can dig in.  

Learn six secrets to perfect baked potatoes from Chef Alli here!

  • Chef Alli

    Chef Alli is a wife, mom and chef. She's been stirring up a love of farm fresh cooking for more than a decade.  To see more of Alli's recipes, go to