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easy scored baked potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scored Baked Potatoes

These easy cheesy scored baked potatoes are packed with flavor and the perfect thing to make for dinner that your whole family will love. If you can't get enough of baked potatoes with cheese, this recipe needs to be in your rotation!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Servings 2


  • 2 large baking potatoes I use russets
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup parmesan or asiago shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Slice each half widthwise about 6-8 times — but not all the way through! Fan potatoes slightly so the butter can work its way between each piece.
  • Melt butter in the microwave. Brush it onto each potato half.
    Combine paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture onto the potatoes, then sprinkle with fresh parsley.
    Place on the baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes. You can poke them with a fork at 50 minutes and if they're still not close to being cooked, add another ten minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of cheese onto each potato. Return to oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until tender*.
    When done cooking, drizzle any additional butter on the potatoes and sprinkle with more parsley, if desired.
    Top with sour cream or your other favorite toppings and enjoy!


*You can also cook them longer if you want them crispier.
Keyword baked potatoes, potatoes, scored
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