Jacket potatoes with home-baked beans

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:1 hr and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Cold nights require comfort food, and there’s no better than jacket potatoes – give yours a health boost with home-baked beans

Nutrient Unit
kcal 237
fat 4g
saturates 0g
carbs 45g
sugars 5g
fibre 8g
protein 8g
salt 0.19g
Cheesy bean potatoes


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 carrot , diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 400g can haricot beans , drained
  • 2 tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika – choose sweet or hot depending on taste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives , to serve


  • STEP 1

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Scrub the potatoes and dry well, then prick in several places with a fork. Bake directly on the oven shelf for 1-1½ hrs, until they feel soft when squeezed.

  • STEP 2
Pizza baked potato

After 30 mins, heat the oil in a pan and gently cook the carrot and celery for 10 mins until softened. Add the beans, tomatoes and paprika and cook gently for a further 5 mins until the tomatoes are softened and pulpy. Stir in 100ml water and the Worcestershire sauce, cook for a further 5 mins then cover and keep warm.

  • STEP 3
Baked potato with cheesy mince

Split open the potatoes and spoon in the beans. Scatter with chives and serve.

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