When it comes to baked potatoes, the cooking times vary dramatically, depending on which method you’re using. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about cooking times for baked potatoes.

How Long To Bake A Potato
Bake a potato for 45 minutes, in the oven at 400°. Clean the potato thoroughly, wrap it in foil, vent it with a fork 5 times, and place it on a cookie sheet or directly onto the oven rack. To test that your potato’s properly cooked, poke it with a toothpick to check for tenderness.

Cooking Temperature For Baked Potatoes
In a conventional oven, bake your potato for 45 minutes at 400° or 60 minutes at 350°. These times and temperatures will vary according to the size of your potatoes. Check to see that your baked potatoes are ready by poking them with a toothpick and testing for tenderness.

Grilling Baked Potatoes
Grill baked potatoes on the grill (whole and in foil) for about 45 minutes. Or cut your potatoes into slices or wedges, and grill them on skewers, in grill baskets, or directly on the grill for 5-10 minutes, depending on the size of your pieces. Add your favorite grilled vegetables for a tasty side dish.

Baked Potato Cooking Times
Baked potatoes in conventional ovens, 45 minutes at 400°.
Baked potatoes in convection ovens, 45 minutes at 375°.
Baked potatoes on the grill, whole, 45 minutes.
Baked potatoes on the grill, sliced, 5-10 minutes.
Baked potatoes in the microwave, 2-4 minutes per side, depending on the size of the potato and the strength of the microwave.

How Long Does It Take To Grill Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes in foil, 45 minutes on the grill
Baked potatoes that have been parboiled for 10 minutes, 5-10 minutes on the grill
Baked potatoes that have been microwaved for 5 minutes, 5-10 minutes on the grill
Baked potatoes that have been cut into slices or wedges, 5-10 minutes on the grill

How To Make A Baked Potato
Conventional Oven Baked Potatoes: Wrap the potato in foil, poke it with a fork 5 times for venting, and bake it in the oven for 45 minutes at 400°.
Grilling Baked Potatoes: Wrap the potato in foil, poke it with a fork 5 times, and place it on the grill for 45 minutes. Click here for more grilling baked potatoes tips.

Microwaved Baked Potatoes: Poke the potato with a fork 5 times for venting, wrap it in a paper towel, and microwave it on high heat for 2-4 minutes per side, depending on the size of the potato and the strength of your microwave. Take the potato out of the microwave before it’s soft, and let it stand for 5 minutes, and allow it to continue to bake.

How Long To Microwave Baked Potatoes
To make a microwave baked potato, cook it on high heat for 2-4 minutes per side. The time will vary, depending on the power of your microwave and the size of the potato. Be sure to poke your potatoes with a fork to vent them before putting them in the microwave. This will help keep the potatoes from exploding.

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