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Quick baked potatoes

Quick Baked Potatoes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These quick baked potatoes roast up in half the time! This easy trick will become your go-to for making a perfect potato in just 30 minutes.


  • 4 medium russet potatoes*
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the potatoes and slice them in half. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the potatoes on top and rub them with olive oil, just enough to coat. Sprinkle them with kosher salt.
  3. Turn the potatoes cut side down and prick the tops several times with fork.
  4. Bake until the potatoes are tender and lightly browned on the edges, about 25 to 35 minutes depending on the exact size of the potatoes. Prick them with a fork to assess doneness. Taste and add an additional sprinkle of salt if necessary. 
  5. To serve as a traditional baked potato, just mash the tops lightly with a fork. Serve immediately.


*This recipe is easy to double: just roast 2 sheets! The bake time will need to be increased by a few minutes since there will be more volume roasting at once. Just bake until tender!

  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegetables