How Long to Cook Baked Potatoes for in the Oven
How long it takes to cook baked potatoes will depend in part on the temperature of your oven. If you want the skin to get nice and crispy, cook baked potatoes for 50 minutes at 425 degrees. But if you need to buy yourself some extra time to prep the rest of your meal, you can also cook baked potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees for 75 minutes. Whichever oven temperature and cook time you choose, make sure to prick your potatoes with a fork before cooking them to allow steam to escape from the insides. To check whether your baked potatoes are done, stab one with a fork or a knife; if it slides in and out easily, the potatoes are done.