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Best Baked Potato Recipe

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

2 hours 3 minutes

Yield

4

This is seriously the best baked potato recipe. These potatoes are scored and drizzled with an easy basil oil that you can make at home!

You’ve landed on the best baked potato recipe! Aren’t you the luckiest? Potatoes must be sent from above because they are so versatile and delicious. Seriously one of the best comfort foods. This recipe uses homemade basil oil to fill the scores made in the baked potatoes and it’s next level! 

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Why you’ll love this baked potato recipe: 

  • Easy: Prep this recipe in only 10-minutes!
  • Comforting: Does anything get better than potatoes? Baked potatoes are great comfort food for winter/fall 
  • Flavorful: The homemade basil oil takes these scored baked potatoes to the next level 

Ingredient Notes: 

Potatoes: I used red potatoes in this recipe but feel free to use whatever potatoes you have on hand or love to bake. Is there anything better than an oven-baked potato? 

Basil Oil: What makes this the best-baked potato recipe is the homemade basil oil. It’s super easy to infuse the oil and this adds such great flavor to this recipe. 

Best baked potato recipe on white plate

How do you make the best oven-baked potato recipe?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half-length-wise.
  3. Using a paring knife, going approximately ¼ – ½ inch deep, score the potatoes vertically and horizontally without cutting through the edges.
  4. Coat the tops of the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I recommend using a brush so you don’t over-oil.
  5. Place the potatoes face down on the baking tray.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
  7. Increase the oven temperature to 400F and flip the potatoes facing up.
  8. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden on the scored side.
  9. To make the basil oil, add all ingredients to a blender and combine until smooth.
  10. Serve potatoes with drizzled basil oil (3-4 tbsp), vegan or regular sour cream, and fresh herbs!

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Serving: Serve potatoes with any extra toppings or spices of your choosing! Be creative!

Vegan Substitute: Use vegan sour cream instead of regular sour cream, if desired.

Can I add cheese to these? Yes! And it’s so good. Add your favorite cheese or vegan cheese on top of the potatoes and place in the oven for a short amount of time on broil. 

How do I store these baked potatoes? Store potatoes in the fridge for 5 – 7 days in fridge in an airtight container. 

How can I use leftovers? Turn any leftovers into hash browns!

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Best Baked Potato Recipe

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This is seriously the best baked potato recipe. These potatoes are scored and drizzled with an easy basil oil that you can make at home!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 3 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Meals
Cuisine Mediterranean-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large red potatoes
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

For the Basil Oil (only use about 1/4 of the mixture):

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup packed fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ tsp salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • topping: vegan sour cream optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Cut the potatoes in half-length-wise. 

  • Using a paring knife, going approximately ¼ - ½ inch deep, score the potatoes vertically and horizontally without cutting through the edges.
  • Coat the tops of the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I recommend using a brush so you don't over oil. 

Place the potatoes face down on the baking tray.

    Bake for 40 minutes. 

    • Increase the oven temperature to 400F and flip the potatoes facing up.

    Bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden on the scored side. 

    • To make the basil oil, add all ingredients to a blender and combine until smooth.
    • Serve potatoes with drizzled basil oil (3-4 tbsp), vegan or regular sour cream, and fresh herbs!

    Notes

    Serve potatoes with any extra toppings or spices of your choosing! Be creative!
    Use vegan sour cream instead of regular sour cream, if desired.
    Add your favorite cheese or vegan cheese on top of the potatoes and place in the oven for a short amount of time on broil. 
    Store potatoes in the fridge for 5 – 7 days in fridge in an airtight container. 
    Turn any leftovers into hash browns!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 4 | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.5g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 17.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 922.1mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 3.6g
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