Classic jacket potatoes

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

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

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 20 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 322
  • fat 17g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 36g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.32g


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 200ml soured cream
  • 50g cheddar, grated
  • 4 crispy bacon rashers, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub a little oil over each potato and put on the top shelf of the oven. Bake for 20 mins, then 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.

  2. Cut a cross on top of the potato, squeeze the sides, add a dollop of soured cream and your favourite topping. (Please note: the nutritional information below is for one jacket potato with soured cream and cheese topping.)

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