The Perfect Baked Potato Recipe

Introducing the most Perfect Baked Potato Recipe that can easily be baked in your oven with no fuss! There's a yummy, simple, secret ingredient that makes these baked potatoes even more perfect.


One of the things I love most about my mom's cooking is that she throws one secret, super-yummy ingredient into everything she makes. Her secret ingredients aren't always obvious, but they always make the recipe extra delicious. The secret ingredient in her Meatloaf is Ritz crackers and in her Chicken Rice Bake it is a packet of dry onion soup mix. Even her Perfect Baked Potatoes hold a little secret, even as simple as Baked Potatoes are. Can you guess what it is?


The secret is coating the potatoes with seasoning salt after rubbing oil over them. Seasoning salt! So simple, yet so deliciously brilliant (and I always use Lawry's). These baked potatoes come out of the oven perfectly every single time. They are great eaten solo or with a variety of toppings. Turn them into Twice-Baked Potatoes or pour Chili over the open tops!

Enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend!

Potatoes, Comfort food, Side
Yield: 2


prep time: 10 minscook time: 50 minstotal time: 60 mins

Make the perfect baked potatoes with no foil and no fuss!


  • 2 Russet baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt (such as Lawry's)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Run the potatoes under cold water, scrubbing with fingers or a small brush, until clean. Poke holes all around the potatoes using a fork.
  2. Rub approximately 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the entire surface of each potato. Coat with seasoned salt and place in the center of a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until a knife or fork can be easily inserted into the centers.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Cut down the center lengthwise and serve with butter.
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