Dutch Oven Baked Potatoes

5 russet potatoes in a dutch oven.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Dutch Oven Baked Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any entree especially when loaded with all your favorite toppings.

5 russet potatoes in a dutch oven.
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Dutch Oven Baked Potatoes

Dutch Oven Baked Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any entree especially when loaded with all your favorite toppings.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Potatoes
Servings: 5
Calories: 218kcal


  • 7 qt Dutch Oven


  • 5 russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil +/- as needed
  • 2 tbsp coarse salt +/- as needed


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Apply a thin layer of olive oil to each potato.
  • Sprinkle each lightly with salt.
  • Pierce potatoes with a fork several times for steam to escape.
  • Place each potato in the Dutch oven.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Serve with optional ingredients. (see notes)


Optional toppings for serving:

  • butter
  • sour cream
  • bacon
  • cheddar cheese
  • green onions
  • chives


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2801mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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8 replies
  1. Marcel
    Marcel says:

    I had a 7 hour lamb in the oven so needed an alrernative to make potatoes. This recipe was perfect for that.
    I used 25 brikets, a bit more on the lide than under the pan, which seemed to give the perfect temperature. I also had some salt/pepper/rosemary seasoning left from the lamb, which I used instead of just salt. I also rotated the potatoes twice during the cooking.
    After some 20 minutes I pur some eggplants around the pan to have some vegetables with it, made a perfect meal.

  2. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    Should I Preheat dutch oven before potatoes go in? And if I skip the oil on potatoes will they stick pan?
    Sorry if silky question , I’m new to cast iron cooking


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