Ask Dr. Potato
Q: How can I cook meat and potatoes at the same time? If I am cooking the meat at a lower oven temp, 325F for example, how can I cook the potatoes?
A: The two can be readily combined, either in onedish – 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.