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The perfect baked potato is crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. Baking potatoes is simple.
Simply wash your favorite type of potato, we recommend the russet potato because of its flavor and texture. Then watch the video below or follow how to bake a potato instructions underneath the video for baking potatoes in the oven, crockpot or fast in the microwave. If you’re looking for other ways to prepare potatoes, please check out our how to cook potatoes page.
1. How to bake a potato in the oven
Preheat oven to 400 °F.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until fork tender.
Slice open each potato. Place 1 Tablespoon of butter in the center of each potato.