Perfectly Baked Potatoes Collage

Once you discover how to arrive at the Perfectly Baked Potato, the meal possibilities are at least a dozen deep.  And that’s just where we’ll begin.

Perfectly Baked Potatoes

~ Perfectly Baked Potatoes Instructions ~
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
Scrub potatoes under running water to remove any loose dirt, then dry.
Use a fork and pierce potatoes 3-4 times.
Place plain Russet baking potatoes unwrapped on a foil lined baking sheet.
Wrap sweet potatoes in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 1 hour or until tender.
Slice and fluff with fork.

Image via Mike2.com

Image via Mike2.com

Now let’s get busy topping these Perfectly Baked Potatoes.

Baked Potato Loaded1

Classic Loaded Baked Potato {with Butter, Sour Cream, Bacon, Cheddar and Chives}.

Baked Potato with Chili & Cheese1

Chili & Cheese Topped Baked Potato {with Sour Cream and Bacon}.

Baked Sweet Potato with Buffalo Chicken1

Baked Sweet Potato {with Buffalo Chicken and Crumbled Blue Cheese}.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar & Pecans

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes {with Brown Sugar and Pecans}.

Baked Potato with Tomato & Basil Pesto1

Baked Potato {with Tomatoes, Basil Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella}.

Baked Sweet Potato with Sauteed Veggies1

Baked Sweet Potato {with Sautéed Mushrooms & Spinach Topped with Jarlsberg Cheese}.

Baked Potato with Broccoli & Cheddar1

Baked Potato {with Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese}.

Baked Sweet Potato with Curried Chicken2

Baked Sweet Potato {with Curried Chicken and Cilantro}.

Baked Potato with Scrambled Eggs, Tomato & Avocado1

Baked Breakfast Potato {with Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Tomato & Queso Fresco}.

Baked Sweet Potato with Steamed Asparagus & Fried Egg1

Baked Sweet Potato {with Steamed Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Fried Eggs}.

Sliced Twice Baked Potato

Sliced Twice Baked Potato {with Bacon, Parmesan & Herbs}.

Pulled Pork Baked Potato2

Pulled Pork Baked Potato {with a side of slaw}.

Southwest Baked Potato with Cottage Cheese1

Southwest Baked Potato {with Cottage Cheese}.