Classic jacket potatoes

A plate of food on a table Baked Potato Recipes

Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:5 mins
  • Cook:1 hr and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make the perfect jacket potato – crispy on the outside and meltingly soft in the middle

Nutrient Unit
kcal 322
fat 17g
saturates 9g
carbs 36g
sugars 3g
fibre 2g
protein 9g
salt 0.3g


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 200ml soured cream
Broccoli baked potatoes

Plus any or all of the following

  • 50g cheddar, grated
  • 4 crispy bacon rashers, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced


  • STEP 1

Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub the olive oil over the potatoes and put on the top shelf of the oven. Bake for 20 mins.

  • STEP 2

Turn down the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and bake for 45 mins-1 hr until the skin is crisp and the flesh soft.

  • STEP 3
Baked sweet potato

Cut a cross on top of each potato, squeeze the sides, add the soured cream and your favourite toppings.

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