Easy Microwave Jacket Potatoes


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About this recipe: Simple jacket potatoes that are ready in a flash thanks to the microwave. Experiment with the toppings - add diced ham, spring onion, cottage cheese or even salsa!


Serves: 4 

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 4 knobs butter
  • 100g (4 oz) grated cheese
  • 1 carrot, grated

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Scrub the potatoes and prick with a fork. Set the microwave to 9 minutes on high and cook the potatoes until tender (you may need a more or less time depending on the size of your potatoes and your microwave).
  2. Cut a slice lengthwise halfway through each potato and add a knob butter to each.
  3. In a bowl mix the cheese and carrot and divide it equally between the potatoes. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds on high, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (7)


I am making these jacket potatoes right now because I love jacket potatoes; like most British people. I heat my normal oven to 180 degrees Celsius, and once the potatoes are done in the microwave oven, I put them straight into the normal oven for 20 minutes to crisp up the jacket. I put a tin of baked beans to heat in the microwave oven. I slice down the middle and fork the fluffy potato with Bertolli margarine, then add salt, pepper, chilli flakes, basil, and baked beans and grated mozzarella cheese then put back in the microwave oven to melt the cheese. Lovely, really tasty, great after being in the gym for 3 hours. - 21 May 2013


great recipe! i made it for one, and instead of carrots, i added some chopped spring onion. very very tasty, and the potato turned out great and perfectly done! - 19 Sep 2008


my 13 yo didn't like it, but I ´lan to making it again using onion instead of carrots. Very simple- and I loved it - 25 Jan 2010

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