Easy Baked Potatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"I have found that if you rub kosher salt into the potatoes before baking, you can brush it off afterwards and the potatoes still have a nice salty flavor. Saves on the actual salt intake."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (369 g)
  • Calories 254.6
  • Total Fat - 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 59 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 58 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 6.2 g
  • Calcium - 33.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 33.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2

Place parchment paper on a rimmed cookie sheet.

Step 3

Wash potatoes and rub with kosher salt (unless using oil).

Step 4

If using oil, dry potatoes and rub with olive oil, then rub with salt.

Step 5

Place potatoes on parchment paper and bake for about an hour, depending on size. (Check smaller potatoes at 50 minutes and large potatoes will need over an hour.)

Step 6

Remove from oven and brush salt off with a pastry brush. Serve warm.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Made as per recipe and served as is but can certainly see this as the basis for the imagination to go wild and stuff with what ever to take it beyond a simple side to something more substantial such as coleslaw, or baked beans or your favourite salsa and it could still remain a side your call. Thank you Puppitypup made for Alphabet Soup tag game.

review by:
(12 Nov 2014)