The Texas Roadhouse Baked Potato Recipe is a simple and popular side dish at the roadhouse, known as the Texas Roadhouse Loaded Baked Potato. Surprisingly, I wasn’t a fan of baked potatoes until recently. I found them bland on their own, and the toppings were always the best part when I had them at restaurants or at home as a kid.
Being a chef and a food vlogger, I’m constantly searching for delicious recipes to recreate. Recently, I discovered the secrets to making the perfect Texas Roadhouse-inspired baked potato. These potatoes are exactly what I’ve been craving—soft and fluffy on the inside with a crispy skin. If you’re like me and consider a truly fantastic baked potato to be a delight, then you’re in for a treat.
Today, I want to share this amazing copycat recipe from Texas Roadhouse with all of you who follow our daily recipes and want to make your lives easier and more delightful. Let’s dive into the recipe!
Ingredients Needed for Texas Roadhouse Baked Potato
Russet potatoes: Technically, you can use any kind of potato, but Russets potatoes will give you the best results. It’s thick skins that get nice and crispy in the oven, and the insides are made of starch, which makes the filling extra fluffy and sweet.
Kosher salt: The original recipe says to sprinkle Kosher salt on the potato skins to give them a nice crunch. So, we will stick with kosher salt.
Olive oil: I highly recommend using olive oil because it adds great flavor and makes the skin golden and crispy. But if you don’t want to use olive oil, then you could use avocado oil but not extra-virgin olive oil.
Tools or Equipment
- Baking pan or sheet
- A bowl
- Paper towel or brush
How to Make Texas Roadhouse Baked Potato
Step 1: Wash and prepare the potatoes
Start by nicely cleaning the potatoes under running water to get rid of any dirt or other particles. Use a paper towel to dry them carefully. Also, preheat your oven at 375°F (190°C).
Step 2: Coating the Potatoes with oil
Pour a small amount of olive oil into a ramekin or small bowl and move on. Dip a paper towel or basting brush into the oil and coat each potato evenly. Make sure that the potatoes are properly covered on all sides.
Step 3: Adding Salt
Sprinkle a lot of kosher salt on the oiled baked potatoes to make them taste and feel better. The larger sea salt crystals taste and feel great in your mouth.
Note: You can change the amount of salt based on how much you like.
Step 4: Getting ready to bake
Place the prepared potatoes on a roasting pan or baking sheet and put them in an oven that has already been preheated.
Step 6: Baking the Potatoes
Bake the potatoes for about an hour, or until they are soft enough to pierce with a fork. The exact amount of time will depend on how big the potatoes are.
Step 7: Let it Cooled down
Once the potatoes have been nicely cooked, take them out of the oven and let them cool for a minute or two.
Step 8: Serve
Cut a slit in the top of each potato down the middle, then gently press the ends together to make them look fluffed. This will make the inside of the potato stick out a little bit.
Now use any topping you prefer or anything you want to put inside the baked potato and serve.
Note: We’ll talk more about the topping, what you can stuff in the potatoes and serve, and what else you can do with these baked potatoes.
Toppings that Pair Well with Texas Roadhouse Baked potato
You can put many tasty toppings on your Texas Roadhouse Baked Potato to make it taste better and look more appealing. Here are some well-liked choices:
Butter: Adding a pat of butter to the fluffy potato insides makes them more flavorful and rich.
Sour cream: Sour cream portions make a cool, creamy contrast to the warm potato and add a tangy taste.
Chives or green onions: Sprinkling chopped chives or green onions on top of the potato adds freshness and a mild onion flavor.
Shredded cheese: You can use different types of melted shredded cheese, like cheddar or mozzarella, to create a gooey and flavorful topping.
Bacon bits: Try adding bacon bits because they are crunchy and salty and also add a smoky flavor to the potato.
Salsa: Salsa is a great choice if you like things to be spicier. It adds a kick of flavor and freshness.
These are just some ideas for toppings. Feel free to mix and match based on how you like things to taste and make your own tasty combination. Enjoy!
How to Store or Reheat the Leftovers?
To store the leftover baked potatoes, all you have to do is first let the baked potatoes cool down completely, then put them in an airtight container, and then store them in the refrigerator for up to four to five days.
If you are looking forward to reheating your stored baked potatoes, then you can do so with the following three methods:
- First, use a fork and poke the baked potato several times. That way, while heating up, the steam can let out.
- Then, put the potato on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave it for 1 minute on high, turning it halfway through.
- Start by, preheating the oven on 350°F (175°C).
- Put the baked potato on a baking sheet and heat it in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until it is warm.
Air Fryer Process:
- Start by setting your air fryer’s temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
- Now, put the baked potato in the air fryer basket and cook it for 5–10 minutes, or until it is hot and the outside is crispy.
What is the best testing potato for baking?
Russet potatoes are the best type of potato to use for baking. You can use any other types, but Russet potatoes are the best for baking for this recipe.
Does Texas Roadhouse use bacon grease on potatoes?
Texas Roadhouse does not use bacon grease on its potatoes. They use a blend of butter, oil, and seasonings.
Do I need to wrap the potatoes in foil?
No, the potatoes need to be uncovered so that their skins become extra-crispy.
What if I don’t have Kosher salt?
No worries; just sprinkle on some fine sea salt instead. It works the same as Kosher salt.
Can I make microwave-baked potatoes?
Yes, you can, but they won’t have the same crispy skin and fluffy insides. I recommend using the oven method instead.
How many calories are in the Texas Roadhouse Baked Potato?
You will gain around 164 calories per serving.
Looking for a quick and easy way to make a tasty side dish? This Texas Roadhouse Baked Potato Recipe is all you need. This gem of a dish is perfect for small gatherings or adding a touch of joy to any event at home. This recipe is sure to make you feel full and happy. So, get ready to be pleasantly surprised by the amazing tastes that are in store for you.
I'm Zoey, and I love to cook.
I make all my meals at home, which means that every day is a new adventure. I have no idea what I'll be cooking that day—it could be anything from pancakes to lasagna to kabobs to chicken soup—but it always turns out delicious.