How to make an English Jacket Potato

Since winter is here, I thought I would share one of my fav meals- a hearty Jacket Potato!!! 🧥🥔(It’s a UK thing so try it… you may just love it). SO AMAZINGLY GOOD.

Since I eat this a lot , I typically substitute regular bake potatoes with sweet potato (otherwise I’d be eating a regular bake potato every week!!).

First start with thoroughly washing your potato and using your fork, poke it with lots of holes.


Next you can either bake your potato in the oven for 30 mins (at 275c) or if you haven’t got time like me, stick it in the microwave (for around 8-10 minutes). I cook my potatoes in a microwave a potato bag. 

Once your potato is cooked through, place the hot potatoes onto a plate and make a slit through the middle.

Add butter (lots And lots if you like butter like me), salt, pepper, chili powder (optional) whilst flaking the potato with a fork. 



Now I am a sweetcorn girl through and through and my husband likes baked beans (you can buy vegetarian baked beans from grocery store or order off amazon) however, you can use other toppings such as vegetables, tuna or cottage cheese.

Once both potatoes are buttered, I add sweetcorn to one potato and baked beans to the other. Following this, sprinkle grated cheese on top of each one  (you can add salt pepper and chili along the way if you wish). To finish, (if you love chili) add green chili peppers on top.


Pop potatoes back in the microwave for 60 seconds to get slightly oozing melted cheese! 




DeepsMak x

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Hi there, my name is Deepa Makwana and if you hadn’t guessed already, I LOVE all things food, travel and lifestyle. Since moving from London to New York, I have been wanting to write about my recipes and travel however I was a little afraid to share! But as my mother always says ‘if you don’t try, you will never know’. So I have finally decided to create my own little outlet on anything and everything involving things like where to eat, travels, home recipes, my fav home products or even the best shows I am watching! If I can help in any way – I have achieved my goal! Come on in and have a peak! DeepsMak x

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