This simple method for making baked potatoes turns out fluffy, tender spuds that are ready to top with cheese, sour cream, chili and whatever else your heart desires.

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Credit: Eric Wolfinger

Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 

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  • Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Bake until soft, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly. 

  • Holding each potato with a kitchen towel to protect your hands, make a lengthwise cut to open it, but don't cut all the way through. Pinch the ends to expose the flesh.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; carbohydrates 37g; dietary fiber 4g; protein 5g; sugars 2g; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin a iu 17IU; potassium 952mg.
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