Recipes

How Long Do I Bake a Potato?

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 3:38 PM, June 2, 2017

Aired June 2, 2017

Baked potatoes take a long time to cook -- some might say, a really long time. So if you want to have some with dinner, the key is planning ahead and getting them in the oven early enough.

Here’s how to do it: preheat oven to 400°F. Prick the top of potatoes in a few places and rub them with a little olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast 1 hour.

(Alternatively, you could try microwaving. Just poke the outside of a potato with a fork and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes (or until potato is tender), turning once.

After they’re cooked, the fun part comes -- topping and filling them! There’s nothing wrong with a classic sour cream and butter topper, but if you want to get really creative, check out these recipes below:

Taco Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Carbonara-Style Baked Stuffed Potatoes

French Onion Baked Stuffed Potatoes