How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven

Perfect Baked Potatoes in the Oven

Contributor: Rebecca Clyde
  • Author: Rebecca Clyde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60-75 minutes
  • Total Time: 65+ minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


  • 1 russet potato
  • 1/2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Scrub potato clean, then dry it off with a clean towel.
  2. Coat potato with melted butter, place on baking sheet. Bake until potato is soft and can be cut easily, about 50-60 minutes.
  3. Cut potato open, season with salt and pepper and add desired toppings.