Perfect Baked Potatoes
Recipe type: Side Dish or Entree
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Serves: 6
These baked potatoes are a perfect accompaniment for a meat dish or as a stand alone entree when topped with things like chili, broccoli and cheese sauce, or taco fillings. Total cost of recipe is $1.83 or about $0.31 per serving.
  • 6 raw russet potatoes ($1.50)
  • 3 to 6 teaspoons olive oil ($0.28)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt ($0.05)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree
  2. Wash and dry potatoes.
  3. Rub each potato with ½ to 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle each poato with salt.
  5. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a cookie sheet or in a baking pan.
  6. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 1 hour until potatoes are tender and yield to gentle pressure.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at