Recipes and Cooking Baked Potatoes 3.7 (14) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 18, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 5 mins Bake Time: 40 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 medium baking potatoes (6 to 8 ounces each) Shortening, butter, or margarine Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub potatoes thoroughly with a brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork. (If desired, for soft skins, rub potatoes with shortening or wrap each potato in foil). Bake for 40 to 60 minutes (or in a 350°F oven for 70 to 80 minutes) or until tender. To serve, roll each potato gently under a towel to loosen the insides. Using a knife, cut an X in top of each potato. Press in and up on the ends of each potato to open potato. Baked Sweet Potatoes: Prepare as directed, except substitute sweet potatoes or yams for the baking potatoes. If desired, serve sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar or cinnamon-sugar.Nutrition Facts per serving: 146 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat; 0 g trans fat), 0 mg chol., 94 mg sodium, 34 g carbo., 5 g fiber, 3 g pro.Exchanges: 2 Starch Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 269 Calories 61g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 269 % Daily Value * Sodium 17mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 61g 22% Total Sugars 2g Protein 7g Vitamin C 19.4mg 97% Calcium 44mg 3% Iron 2.9mg 16% Potassium 1419mg 30% Folate, total 47.6mcg Vitamin B-6 1.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.