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Stuffed Jacket Potatoes

Stuffed Jacket Potatoes

Stuffed Jacket Potatoes are the most perfect, quick, easy and get ahead supper. They are a perfect football tea. You know the one you can make ahead, go out, come home and bang in the oven for 30 minutes. I have never come across anyone, kids or adults who don’t love these. They are creamy, tasty and deliciously filling! I just love potatoes, I guess I’m a carb queen! Have to say tho is one of my favourite ways to eat potatoes

An especially wonderful and useful recipe for Bonfire Night and Halloween!

So easy and you can feed a whole bunch of peeps – simply get a massive tray and bang them in! I love to serve them with baked beans. But also lovely with coleslaw and salad

I also make a whole batch and freeze in 2’s. Then on the day you want them,  in the morning remove from the freezer – leave to defrost – when you come home from work, top with grated cheese and bang in a hot oven for 30 minutes – Tadah! Amazing




Serves 4

  • 4 Jacket potatoes
  • 8 Rashers Smoked or Unsmoked Bacon
  • 4 good Quality Sausages (optional)
  • Black pepper
  • Dash of milk
  • 250g good Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Good Handful Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
  • (serve with Baked Beans)

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat oven 190C / 375F / Gas 5
  2. Get your Potatoes in the oven and bake until soft inside and crispy outside – approx. 60-90 minutes
  3. Using the heat for the oven (why not) place your bacon and if using sausages on a baking tray and bake until crispy (approx. 20 – 30 minutes)
  4. Remove bacon (and sausages if using) and leave to cool. I cut my bacon up with kitchen scissors into 1cm square pieces, put on one side
  5. When your potatoes are done – remove from oven and slice longways in half (careful very hot) scoop out the potato inside using a teaspoon and place in a bowl ( keeping the skins on one side)
  6. Mash the potato with a fork, add the bacon pieces (sausage pieces if using) black pepper , dash of milk and 1/2 the grated cheese, finally add 1/2 the flat leaf parsley
  7. Fill the skins with the potato mixture using a teaspoon, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese & parsley
  8. Place in an ovenproof dish and bake at 200c/400F/ Gas 6 until golden (approx. 25 -30 minutes)
  9. Remove from oven, serve with beans – dig in and watch those fireworks!
  10. Enjoy Cx
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Charlotte Oates says:
We love a nice stuffed jacket potato in our house but we tend to go for a tuna melt style (as my eldest loves tuna). We sometimes have bacon and sausages leftover from a Saturday morning cooked breakfast treat and this would be a perfect way to use them up.
    Clare x says:
    they are super - i do them for kids right through to my 79 year old mum! we love them. In the past I've done a massive tray of them for parties and always go down a storm - Thanks for the comment x
Camilla says:
Wow, perfect comfort food, just love these tasty jacket potatoes. Thanks for a fab #CreditCrunchMunch entry:-)
    Clare x says:
    Oh I love them too Camilla - in fact I'm making them right now xxx it's so cold outside x
Elizabeth says:
Oh yes! Nothing beats a stuffed jacket potato! It might not even be 7 am but now I am craving one! Thanks for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch!
Susan says:
Just what we love jackets stuffed and beans . Some how it's seems like luxury ????
Susan says:
Don't no how I've missed these . One of my faves when feeling lazy at thinking about tea . And always feel like a treat . ❤️❤️❤️
Cat says:
These look like a great dish that doesn't take that much effort but would be sooo tasty! x
    Clare x says:
    Oh Cat they are soooo good Cx Thanks for the comment
Corina Blum says:
These look absolutely delicious and perfect to warm you up on Bonfire Night!
Donna says:
Perfect warming food!! #CookBlogShare
Jacqui Bellefontaine says:
I love jacket potatoes. I love fireworks and I love this recipe. Thank you for sharing on #CookBlogShare
    Clare x says:
    Me too Jacqui - Thanks for your comment Cx