Yukon gold potatoes, or yellow potatoes, are a pantry staple because they are well suited for most potato recipes. If you’re baking them on their own, they bake best at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 50 minutes. The amount of time the potatoes are in the oven depends on several factors, including the size of the potatoes, the temperature of the oven, the number of potatoes being baked, and how fresh the potatoes are. If you think your oven runs cold or isn’t browning the potatoes properly then turn the heat up to 450 degrees. If they are too brown, turn it down to 400 degrees. You can tell your Yukon gold potatoes are done when you insert a fork through the potato and it slides through easily. If it hits resistance then bake them for another 5 minutes and continue to check until they are done.