Then, pierce the skin with a fork to prevent the potato from bursting in the oven. Again, we recommend that you NEVER bake an Idaho® potato in foil. Idaho® potatoes should be baked at 400°F for 50-55 minutes (convection oven) and 55-60 minutes (conventional oven).
What kind of potatoes are best for baked potatoes?
1) Starchy potatoes (russets and many sweet potatoes): Great for baking and frying as they're absorbant. 2) Waxy potatoes (red-skinned and fingerling potatoes): These potatoes are great for soups and salads because they hold their shape so well during cooking.
How long does it take to bake a white potato?
Bake the potatoes: You can bake the potatoes directly on the oven rack, or you can place them a few inches apart on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake the potatoes for 50 to 60 minutes. Flip them over every 20 minutes or so and check them for doneness by piercing them with a fork.