Stuffed jacket potatoes

Stuffed jacket potatoes

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins


Serves 4
A simple baked potato recipe to get kids in the kitchen - this is easy to follow and great for teaching

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal274
  • fat10g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 4 medium potato



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  • 100g strong cheddar, grated, plus extra for topping



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 100g sweetcorn


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 100g mixed pepper, diced



    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • small handful fresh herbs, such as oregano, basil, coriander, dill or thyme


  1. Equipment you will need: medium mixing bowl, small mixing bowl, dessertspoon, fork, baking tray, grater, oven gloves.

  2. Get an adult to heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and bake the potatoes for about 1 hr until cooked and the skins are crispy. Leave to cool completely. This can be done up to 2 days ahead.

  3. To stuff the jacket potatoes, heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Ask an adult to cut the potatoes in half. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out the middle of the potato, leaving the skin unbroken (like a boat). Place the scooped potato into a mixing bowl.

  4. Using the fork, mash the potato until there are no lumps. Add the cheese, sweetcorn and peppers and mix well. Gently pick the leaves from the herbs. You can rip the larger leaves into smaller pieces. Stir the herbs into the cheesy potato mixture.

  5. Using the spoon, carefully scoop the mixture back into the potato boats. Make sure that you use all the mixture up. Sprinkle with a little extra grated cheese and place on a baking tray. Using oven gloves, place the tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 mins until golden.

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Comments (4)

tormcr's picture

Didn't make the sour cream, served with alioli instead and took them down to an open air cinema with friends, big hit!

gezi_uk's picture

They were pretty bland to be honest. More cheese and some sour cream dip would do the trick

bimbobaby's picture

Thought these were really nice. Used mixed dry herbs and cooked the potatoes the night before. Much nicer than stuffed bacon and cheese ones you get from the supermarket.

trevdixon's picture

we put some bacon chopped and cooked and sprinkled with chilli flakes before putting back in the oven mmmmmm

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