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Sliced Baked Potatoes

  • Author: Chef Emy


There’s something about a perfectly baked potato that’s hard to resist. Its crispy skin, fluffy interior, and versatility make it a beloved side dish to countless meals. But when you take that classic baked potato and add a twist inspired by Longhorn Steakhouse, you elevate it from a simple side to a show-stopping dish. This recipe for Sliced Baked Potatoes, which my mom discovered in the newspaper, promises to deliver all the savory goodness of Longhorn’s version right in your own kitchen. Let’s dive into how you can recreate this delicious dish at home.


  • 4 Medium Potatoes: Russet potatoes are preferred for their starchy texture and ability to crisp up nicely.
  • ¼ tsp Salt: For seasoning.
  • ⅛ tsp Pepper: Adds a slight kick.
  • ⅛ tsp Cayenne Pepper: Brings a bit of heat.
  • ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder: For a hint of garlic flavor.
  • ⅛ tsp Paprika: Adds color and a subtle sweetness.
  • 4 to 6 tbsp Olive Oil: Ensures the potatoes get a nice, crispy exterior.


  1. Prepare the Potatoes: Start by thoroughly washing and drying the potatoes. The skin should be clean since it will be a big part of the dish’s appeal.

  2. Slice the Potatoes: Carefully slice each potato no more than halfway down, side to side. For an extra crispy outcome, you can make these slices at angles. This technique allows the heat to penetrate the potato more deeply and creates more surface area for crisping.

  3. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 400°F to ensure it’s hot enough to crisp the potatoes properly.

  4. Season the Potatoes: Mix the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and paprika together in a small bowl. This blend of spices is the secret to giving the potatoes that signature Longhorn Steakhouse flavor.

  5. Oil and Season: Lightly spritz the potatoes with olive oil, then sprinkle the seasoning mix evenly over each potato. The olive oil not only helps the skin crisp up but also helps the seasonings adhere to the potatoes.

  6. Bake to Perfection: Place the seasoned potatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. This ensures they won’t stick and makes cleanup a breeze. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Serving Suggestions:

These Sliced Baked Potatoes are incredibly versatile and can be served alongside a variety of main dishes. They’re particularly good with grilled steaks, roast chicken, or even as a substantial vegetarian main with a side salad. For an added touch, consider serving them with sour cream, chives, or your favorite cheese melted in between the slices.


Recreating Longhorn Steakhouse’s Sliced Baked Potatoes at home is a simple way to bring a bit of restaurant-quality flair to your meals. This recipe not only delivers on taste but also on texture, with each bite offering a perfect mix of crispy and fluffy potato. Whether for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner, these potatoes are sure to impress and satisfy any appetite