Quick & Plain Baked Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 30 mins

Want a baked potato recipe with one ingredient? Try this one!


  1. Turn oven on, selecting 400 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes with water.
  3. Dry potatoes with paper towel.
  4. Stab each potato 3 or 4 times with tines of fork.
  5. Microwave potatoes on high for 10 minutes.
  6. Place potatoes in oven for 20 to 30 minutes to crisp outer skin.
Most Helpful

I appreciate short-cut recipes to speed up cooking time and this worked very well. I made one large 12-ounce baking potato to split between two people. 10 minutes in my microwave the potato would be completely cooked, so I only nuked for 5 minutes and then popped into the oven. Made for Spring 2014 Pick A Chef.

LainieBug April 20, 2014