Baked Potato Recipes

Seeking an easy crowd-pleasing side dish or hearty snack? Look no further than the classic baked potato. We like to serve it every which way -- stuffed, loaded, twice-baked. Try it with all manner of toppings or switch out the traditional russets for sweet potatoes. You can even use your Crock-Pot!

Staff Picks

Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.5 stars 114
A simple recipe that has delicious results, all you need are Yukon gold potatoes, olive oil, fresh thyme, and salt to make these crispy potato slices. Use a mandolin to get even potato slices, it’s also quicker than slicing by hand. Try serving them with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 712
To serve these bacon-wrapped potatoes as an appetizer, simply leave in the toothpicks they were secured and baked with. Remove them to serve as a side dish.

"Twice Baked" Baby Potatoes with Caviar

These special occasion-worthy bite-sized spuds are crowned with sour cream and caviar. Tip: these melt-in-your-mouth morsels pair especially well with a glass of bubbly—cheers!  

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 39
Making baked sweet potatoes is an easy, healthy way to add some nutrients to any meal

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Rating: 3.5 stars 101
Roasting sweet potatoes at a high oven temperature makes the skin delicious and extra crackly.

Potato, Cauliflower, and Cheddar Bake

Rating: 3 stars 228
Adding cauliflower to a potato bake may seem radical, but it adds great texture. A cheesy topping is a nice change of pace from the usual creamy casserole.

Baked Potatoes with Créme Fraiche and Caviar

Very simple and ultra-delicious, these special baked potatoes will make a wonderful starter, side, or even a light main for all kinds of celebratory gatherings. Martha likes to use Yukon Gold potatoes as their thin skin crisps up nicely in the oven.

Halved Baked Potatoes

Buttery baked-potato halves can be served on theside of our Beef Tenderloin with Shallot Mustard Sauce.

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 51
Serve these decadent potatoes with our Roasted Paprika Chicken for Sunday dinner.

Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 576
Here a baked potato dish provides enough sustenance to make a meal in itself. Start this in the morning.

Broccoli-Cheddar Baked Potato

Broccoli roasts on a lower rack while the potatoes are baking here. The charred florets are then teamed with a rich cheese sauce atop the fluffy spuds.

Twice-Baked Potato-and-Raclette Casserole

Mashed potatoes are enriched with butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and raclette for this decadent fondue-inspired casserole. Crispy potato skins roasted with garlic and sage make an ingenious garnish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Test Kitchen's Favorite Baked Potato
Just an hour in the oven gives russet potatoes tender, fluffy centers, while a prebake brush of olive oil and sprinkle of salt yield crunchy, tasty skin.
Twice-Baked Sour Cream And Chive Potatoes
Rating: Unrated 93
This classic baked potato dish goes well with roasted chicken, beef, or pork.
Baked Potatoes with Sauteed Mushrooms and Yogurt

Skip the sour cream and give a mushroom-topped spud a better finish: a generous dollop of yogurt, plus a little cheddar and chives.