Best Baked Potato

Best Baked Potato
Fat 30% Carbs 63%
Percent Calories

1 serving of best baked potato contains 403 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 63% carbs, 30% fat, and 7% protein. This is a good source of fiber (29% of your Daily Value), potassium (33% of your Daily Value), and magnesium (20% of your Daily Value).

1 serving
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes



  1. Heat oven to 350°F and position racks in top and bottom thirds.
  2. Wash potato (or potatoes) thoroughly with a stiff brush and cold running water.
  3. Dry, then using a standard fork poke 8 to 12 deep holes all over the spud so that moisture can escape during cooking.
  4. Place in a bowl and coat lightly with oil.
  5. Sprinkle with kosher salt and place potato directly on rack in middle of oven.
  6. Place a baking sheet (I put a piece of aluminum foil) on the lower rack to catch any drippings.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until skin feels crisp but flesh beneath feels soft.
  8. Serve by creating a dotted line from end to end with your fork, then crack the spud open by squeezing the ends towards one another.
  9. It will pop right open.
  10. But watch out, there will be some steam.
  11. NOTE: If you're cooking more than 4 potatoes, you'll need to extend the cooking time by up to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving of best baked potato (383g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 403
Fats 14g 18%
Saturated fats 2g 10%
Trans fats 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Carbs 64g 23%
Net carbs 56g
Fiber 8g 29%
Sugar 3g
Protein 7g
Calcium 44mg 4%
Iron 3mg 37%
Potassium 1554mg 33%
Vitamin D 0μg 0%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 0μg
Beta carotene 4μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 45mg 8%
Copper 0.4mg 43%
Fluoride 0μg
Folate (B9) 59μg 15%
Lycopene 0μg
Magnesium 85mg 20%
Manganese 1mg 25%
Niacin 4mg 24%
Pantothenic acid 1mg 22%
Phosphorus 210mg 30%
Retinol 0μg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.1mg 9%
Selenium 1μg 2%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 0.3mg 26%
Vitamin A IU 7IU
Vitamin A 0μg 0%
Vitamin B12 0μg 0%
Vitamin B6 1mg 82%
Vitamin C 73mg 81%
Vitamin D IU 0IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 0μg
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Vitamin K 15μg 13%
Zinc 1mg 10%
Sugar 3g
Sucrose 1g
Glucose 1g
Fructose 1g
Lactose 0g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0g
Starch 57g
Saturated fats 2g 10%
Monounsaturated fats 10g
Polyunsaturated fats 2g
Trans fats 0g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0g
Total omega 6 0g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 0.2g
Arginine 0.4g
Aspartic acid 2g
Cystine 0.1g
Glutamic acid 1g
Glycine 0.2g
Histidine 0.1g
Hydroxyproline 0g
Isoleucine 0.2g
Leucine 0.3g
Lysine 0.4g
Methionine 0.1g
Phenylalanine 0.3g
Proline 0.2g
Serine 0.3g
Threonine 0.2g
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.2g
Valine 0.4g

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