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How Can I Cook Meat and Potatoes at The Same Time?

Q:

Often I would like to serve baked potatoes with meat I have cooked in the oven. If I am cooking the meat at a lower oven temp - 325F, for example, how can I cook the potatoes?

A:

Nothing like good ol’ meat and Idaho potatoes to satisfy a hungry bunch! The two can be readily combined, either in a combined dish – or separately as you describe. Typically, a 400°F oven will bake a potato in about an hour. As for combining in a 325°F oven, the potatoes will still bake up fine – just allow more time for the potatoes to cook. Any way you choose, baked potatoes will be done when a fork pierces the potato easily and the interior flesh reaches 210°F.