19 Delicious Ways to Make a Baked Potato a Meal

What's for dinner tonight? Baked potatoes! Katie Workman, author of The MOM 100 Cookbook and creator of themom100.com blog, shares easy baked potato recipes that will please the whole family (21 Photos)

Katie Workman on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:41AM

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How to Make a Perfect Baked Potato

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Start with nice sized russet or Idaho potatoes, making sure they are firm. These starchy and large potatoes are perfect for baking because they have a hearty texture and fluff up perfectly with the help of a fork. You can bake potatoes in a microwave, but for that great chewy skin and an evenly cooked texture throughout, oven-baked is the way to go. Click here to find out how to do it.

(And by the way, 1 medium potato contains 16 percent of the daily recommended amount of fiber and 35 percent of Vitamin C. With only 170 calories. Nice.)

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