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Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House

Jacket Potato Hacks and Recipes

Jacket Potato Hacks and Recipes

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Your top jacket potato hacks and recipes

The perfect comfort food choice as well as a popular working from home lunch? It can only be jacket potatoes. All lovely crispy, golden skin on the outside and heartwarming fluffy and soft on the inside. They’re an excellent vehicle to try lots of different topping ingredients and flavours with.

Recently fellow jacket potato lovers took to Twitter to join in the UK trending #JacketPotatoHacks chat to share popular toppings, baked potato cooking hacks and all-round spud love.  Check out the hashtag on Twitter, have a look at some of our favourite tweets below or browse our recipe collection for more inspiration.

Top tips for perfect jacket potatoes

Whether it is a cooking hack passed on from family, read online or something you discovered yourself there are lots of ways to help you get the most out of your jacket potatoes.  We’ve included some of your top tips and you can read our recommendations too on how to get a perfect jacket potato:

Vegan and vegetarian filling suggestions

We know that potatoes are often a key ingredient in lots of vegetarian dishes. We also know we want more choice than just baked beans and cheese (although sometimes you can’t beat a classic!).  Have a look through some of these veg-filled ideas below.  The versatility of a jacket potato lunch is one of the reasons we love them so much!

  1. One of my favourite grown up toppings for a jacket potato is Mediterranean roast vegetables with houmous – absolutely delicious, vegan and healthy! @Thrifty_Mummy_
  2. My daughter loves them with smashed avocado! @missielizzieb
  3. My favourite is French Onion Jacket Potato — twice baked and a delicious treat between a decadent French onion soup and a simple jacket potato all combined together. @coxeefoxy
  4. I love mine with avocado and vegan ‘chicken’ mayo. Perfect with salad and some seeds sprinkled on top. @TheBeesleyBuzz
  5. Cauliflower cheese is sooo good on a jacket potato @Beckielise
  6. If I’m not in a rush I like to scoop out the cooked potato & mix it with egg yolks, soured cream/yoghurt, parsley & spring onions. Whisk the egg whites & fold them into the potato mixture. Bake again. @anglorain
  7. Cream cheese and pineapple – seriously delicious in a fluffy jacket potato. @Siobhan_Lucy
  8. A mixed mushroom stroganoff jacket potato. @CoxeeFoxy
  9. If you haven’t had goats cheese and pesto on a jacket potato, you haven’t lived. @escapeveloxity
  10. Mexican peppers & Onions — I thinly sliced peppers & onion, fry gently mixed with some fajita seasoning mix & then add to our crispy jacket potatoes. Sometimes accompanied by sour cream or guacamole Mexican Jacket Potato meal @gottobei 

Jacket potato toppings with meat

Jackets make a great base to build on and make a hot lunch the way you like it best. The versatility of a jacket potato is one of the reasons we love them so much!

Using up leftovers and leftover jacket potatoes

If you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch without too much effort then topping your jacket with leftovers is a brilliant option. So whether it’s last nights chilli or an extra portion of curry in the freezer, a jacket potato makes a great hot lunch.  Plus if you cook extra jacket potatoes you can also store them in the fridge or freezer for another day.

— claire (@sweetlifeclaire) February 9, 2021

  1. Leftover jacket potato goes great in a bubble and squeak! @Vickydoo
  2. Veggie curry leftovers are always great and complement a jacket potato really well….the curry flavours infuse for longer and taste better as leftovers – it’s the perfect match for a jacket potato. @Ms_Kiwi_Su
  3. Leftovers from the Sunday roast goes well with jacket potatoes such as gravy, roasted chicken etc. @carsandtractors
  4. Sooo good for using up leftovers. Nice with spicy vegetable pasta sauce. @missielizzieb
  5. I also like to cook a large batch of potatoes in the slow cooker wrapped in foil and then freeze the potatoes that don’t get eaten for a quick lunch. @ZMatthewman
  6. Leftover coronation chicken — the combo of the piping hot potato & cold coronation chicken is absolutely fabulous. @Reefy_Roo
  7. Beef Stew is a must too. @sophietrufshuf
  8. Turn your jacket potato into a mini fish pie. @Needaphone
  9. Although I’m not vegan/vegetarian, we do have weekly meatless meals! A left over spicy dhal is super good on jacket potatoes @CoxeeFoxy


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