Easy Baked Potatoes

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Easy Baked Potatoes

Most everyone loves baked potatoes. With toppings, baked potatoes can be a meal all by themselves. Prepare your toppings the night or morning before and you can have a quick and easy dinner.

Check out these easy ways to bake potatoes:

  • When slowly cooked, baked potatoes have a much better flavor than when cooked quickly in the microwave.
  • Here’s a tip from one of our readers: Bake your potatoes in a crockpot. Scrub, pierce with a fork, rub some butter on the potatoes and cook on low all day. You will have perfectly baked potatoes when it’s time for dinner.
  • If you like the taste of oven baked potatoes but forgot to put them in the oven in time, nuke them in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Then finish them in the oven. The centers will be cooked and they won’t take nearly as long to bake in the oven.
  • To prevent a dry hard skin, rub your potato in butter or margarine, sprinkle with salt and wrap in foil.
  • It is usually best to prick a potato with a fork when cooking it in the microwave because at times potatoes have been known to explode. Big Mess. :)


Tomatoes, chopped
Broccoli, chopped
Peppers, chopped
Cheese, grated
Bacon, crumbled
Ham, cubed
Ranch dressing
Sour cream

Taco themed baked potato: everything you would put on a taco including hamburger with taco seasoning

Pizza themed baked potato: pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, sausage




  1. Sortin'ItAllOut says

    This sounds really good, especially a baked potato with bacon–lots and lots of bacon!

    Thanks for the reminder. I forget sometimes how simple food can be and inexpensive. I somehow get lost in the pile of recipes that I want to try and forget things like baked potatoes, tacos, hamburgers, etc. That is, I forget until I have a rough month and need to reel it in and rediscover the old standbys that are so often better than the new recipes I’ve been trying!

    Grammy’s Recipes

  2. Jennifer says

    I had never thought of baking potatoes in the crockpot…what an excellent idea. Although I normally microwave potatoes, I definitely prefer them baked, so I think the crockpot will also give them a good flavor. Thanks for the tip.