For a tasty and simple side dish, try oven-baked potatoes! Learn how to make crispy exterior and tender interior potatoes using just a few ingredients. Crispy golden baked potatoes, a household staple, make a delicious side or a filling meal with toppings.

My preferred method for baking potatoes is the oven method, which is quick and yields perfectly cooked potatoes. To make: preheat oven to 400°F, wash potatoes (with skin for added flavor and nutrients), and bake for 45-60 minutes based on potato size.

After baking, let potatoes cool then add toppings and serve. This recipe is healthier than fried potatoes, uses less oil, is easy to make, and can be prepared ahead. Try this nutritious and delicious recipe, your taste buds and body will be grateful. 

For a simple and delicious potato dish, try oven-baked potatoes. Ideal for weeknight meals or casual gatherings, just need potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Preheat oven to 400°F, wash and slice potatoes into wedges, and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake on a single layer on a baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Serve with preferred dipping sauce or toppings. Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut potatoes into equal parts for even cooking. Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment for an easy cleanup and no sticking. Add desired seasonings (e.g. rosemary, garlic, Parmesan) for extra flavor.

Oven-baked potatoes are a classic side dish with a fluffy interior and crispy exterior. To achieve this, use the right type of potato and bake it at a high temperature. Practice makes perfect, so keep trying for the best result!


  • 5-6 large Russet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt or Kosher salt
  • Black pepper for taste
  • Topping
  • 1/3 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Bacon bits
  • 1 tbsp
  • Fresh green onions


  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Wash and dry the potatoes, then pierce several times with a fork.
  • Coat with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake on a baking tray for 45-50 minutes. Check if fork-tender.
  • Flip twice during baking for even cooking.
  • Serve with desired toppings (e.g. ranch, blue cheese, or sour cream).

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