The Best Baked Potato Recipe (LOW CALORIE + TOPPINGS)

The Best Baked Potato Recipe

This is the best baked potato recipe for people looking for healthy baked potato recipe. Also find low calorie baked potato toppings and more here!

Learn how to bake a potato in the oven so it comes out perfect every time.

The Best Baked Potato Recipe

Baked potatoes in oven are a great way to meal prep, or just make an easy dinner side dish.

Below I will share lots of healthy, low calorie toppings for the best baked potatoes oven recipe. A printable recipe card, baked potato calories and nutrition… and more!

This is the best baked potato recipe! It’s low in calories, easy to make, and we supply you with a topping bar full of low calorie baked potato toppings!

The Best Baked Potato Recipe

In this article we will share the best baked potato recipe, and further down you will find an article packed with recipes with baked potatoes… So you can use up your leftovers, or make the most of your meal prep!

This baked potatoes recipe is easy to make and comes out perfect every… single… time!

The Best Baked Potato Recipe

To make these healthy baked potatoes easy, I’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What you’ll find in this article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list for baked potato toppings to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this recipe for baked potatoes to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

In the next section I’ll show you how to make baked potatoes so they come out perfect every time. Including directions for baked potatoes how long in oven.

The best baked potato recipe is so easy and delicious… And with the potato bar toppings, everyone in the family will love this recipe!

How to Bake a Potato

In this section I will review how to bake a potato in oven, and in the printable recipe card below you can find the directions and ingredient list.

The best potato to bake is a russet potato, however gold potatoes and sweet potatoes can be nice as well. If you need a recipe for sweet potatoes, I have included that below… Or you can click here.

The Best Baked Potato Recipe

These directions will make the best baked potatoes! As a reminder the best baking potato is the russet, but you can use these directions for all potatoes.

How to Bake a Potato:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork, and place on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and spray with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and add back to the hot oven.
  5. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, until soft.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve with desired toppings. Or cool and use in meal prepping

Now that you know how cook baked potatoes… I can move onto the best low calorie baked potato toppings!

Above was how to cook a baked potato, below will move onto baked potato with toppings!

Low Calorie Baked Potato Toppings

Now that you know how to make the perfect baked potato, let’s discuss healthy potato bar toppings.

You can make your baked potatoes loaded in a healthy new way… I’ve swapped out sour cream for metabolism boosting Greek Yogurt (it tastes exactly the same!) and omitted the butter… Because it’s always better to load up your oven potato with zero calorie, or low calorie toppings so you won’t miss the butter.

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These low calorie baked potato toppings are packed with flavor and nutrition.

Greek Yogurt tastes just like sour cream, but it boosts metabolism and is a fraction of the calories. And toppings like chives, green onions, hot sauce and jalapeños add virtually no calories to your healthy baked potatoes.

Low Calorie Baked Potato Toppings:

  • Greek Yogurt (in place of sour cream)
  • Chives
  • Green onions
  • Cooked and crumbled turkey bacon
  • Sharp cheddar cheese (use sparingly)
  • Salsa or hot sauce
  • Jalapeños (pickled or fresh)

All of these low calorie potato bar toppings will help you stay on diet. You will see I included cheese… But we recommend sharp cheese, the flavor is stronger so you won’t need as much!

The best baked potato recipe is below. I’ve included how to cook a baked potato, the best baked potato toppings and even baked potato calories!

The Best Baked Potato Recipe

I recommend making this recipe with russet potatoes, they are the best potato for baking.

Make these oven baked potatoes best for your diet by following the healthy directions, and using the low calorie baked potato with toppings section to make your personal best baking potato recipe.

low calorie baked potato recipe

The BEST Healthy Baked Potatoes + 7 Toppings

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This is the best baked potato recipe ever!! It comes out perfect every… single… time!
Included with this low calorie recipe for baked potatoes is a list of healthy baked potato toppings!
5 from 42 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course meal prep, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

The Best Baked Potatoes:

Healthy Baked Potato Toppings (optional):

  • Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream
  • Chives
  • Green onions
  • Cooked and crumbled turkey bacon
  • Sharp cheddar cheese use sparingly
  • Salsa or hot sauce
  • Jalapeños pickled or fresh

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork, and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and spray with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and add back to the hot oven.
  • Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, until soft.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with desired toppings. Or cool and use in meal prepping

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Nutrition

Serving: 1potatoCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 30.4gProtein: 3.5gFat: 1.4gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 599mgPotassium: 725mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 1.2gCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword meal prep, Side Dish
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10 More Low Calorie Baked Potato Recipes:

We really love our baked potatoes here at Lose WeightBy Eating. And with that said, I have many more recipes for you to try.

These low calorie, low cost, flavor packed low calorie potato recipes (like these Air Fryer Potato Wedges) make great sides for all your dinners. They all also come with printable recipe cards, shopping lists and more. So you can stay on plan, while enjoying your healthy carbs.

Final Thoughts On Healthy Baked Potatoes:

Who needs butter when you load up your baked potato with yummy toppings… That’s how I cut 100’s of calories in this baked potatoes recipe.

I use olive oil spray to help get the crunchy outer skin, it helps reduce calories and also helps all the salt stick.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

For more healthy side dishes, or recipes with potatoes… see below!

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