Baked Potato /Jacket Potato

August 15, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Potatoes are everyone’s favourite. Baked, boiled, fried or steamed they can be an excellent accompaniment to a dish or as a main dish. Used in stews, curries, soups, salads, breads etc, the humble potato is  truly a versatile vegetable. Today I am going to share my favourite recipe, baked potato or jacket potato. For this you need the nice flaky or powdery types of potatoes. In UK they sell potatoes just for baking and in Kenya I prefer to use the Meru potatoes. Unfortunately in India the potatoes do not bake too well. So they have to boiled first and then baked for while before stuffing them. I have written about just a few of the stuffings that I use for baked potato but you can use anything that you wish. Its an excellent party idea. Have loads of baked potatoes ready and keep all sorts of stuffings ready. The guests can top the potatoes with their favourite stuffing.

Did you know that baked potatoes or jacket potatoes can also be roasted on a barbecue grill? Yes they can. Wrap them in foil and let it bake. My cousins tend to include baked potatoes whenever they have barbecue parties as it makes a great option for vegetarians and its filling too.

When did I every have my first jacket potato? In UK at Debenhams in their cafeteria with my sister in law. I was truly amazed at how the humble baked potato was transformed into a wholesome meal with so many toppings. Haven’t looked back since then. Its pretty regular on my dining table and just recently used the famous russet potatoes to make this for dinner in Montreal.

Updated: 23/08/2019


For 4

4 large flaky potatoes

Mushroom stuffing:
4 cups chopped mushrooms
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tsp of dried herbs
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
½ tsp salt
1 tsp  coarse pepper powder

Corn stuffing:
1 cup cooked sweet corn
1 medium onion chopped
½ cup chopped red, yellow, orange or green pepper (capsicum)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp olive oil

White sauce:
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp oil or butter
1 cup milk
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper powder

To serve:
1 cup grated  cheddar cheese
coleslaw for 4
4 generous dollops of butter
salt and pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Scrub the potatoes thoroughly. Pierce them all around with a knife.
  3. Wrap each potato with a tin foil piece.
  4. Place them on a baking tray and put them in the oven to bake.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. They are done when you can pierce a knife into it easily.
  6. While the potatoes are getting ready, prepare the stuffing and sauce.
  7. To prepare the mushroom stuffing, heat the oil in a wide pan. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds or so. Add the mushrooms and herbs. Stir fry on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Take the pan off the heat. Let the mushrooms cool down a bit before you add the salt and pepper. Mix well.
  8. To prepare the corn stuffing, Heat oil in a pan. Stir fry the onions till they become light pink in colour. Add the chopped pepper and cook for a minute or so. Add the sweet corn, salt and chilli flakes.
  9. To prepare the sauce, heat oil in a pan over low heat.. Add flour and stir it till it becomes light pink in colour. Take the pan off the heat, add the milk and keep on stirring. Put the pan back onto the heat and keep stirring till the sauce becomes thick. Add salt and pepper. 
  10. To serve, cut each potato halfway into quarters. Sprinkle some salt on pepper onto it. Add a dollop of butter. Top the potato with the stuffings, sauce,coleslaw and grated cheese and serve.
  11. Make sure the potato, sauce and stuffings are hot.
  • Make your own coleslaw or follow my recipe for eggless coleslaw.
  • Use tomato sauce instead of white sauce. For a home made tomato sauce  refer to my recipe vegetable crepes. 
  • Cut paneer into tiny cubes and stir fry with ginger, garlic and chillis and use as a stuffing. Or use paneer tikka as a stuffing.
  • Baked beans are excellent with baked potatoes. Just warm the beans up.
  • Spinach and feta stirred with garlic is another option.
  • Use sour cream instead of white sauce. 


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  • shobhakeshwani

    July 21, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I love baked potato.. so yummy with a dollop of butter and a various toppings.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 23, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Shobha, my family too love it.

  • Mina Joshi

    July 23, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Baked potato is my all time comfort food . I have never tried it with white sauce but now am attempted .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 23, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Thanks Mina, the white sauce makes it a bit ‘wet’ and not dry.Try it.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    August 25, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Baked potatoes are always a hit at my place. The toppings of coleslaw here is an interesting one for me. I will surely try this while preparing for next time ..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 26, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks Sasmita, in UK its usually served with coleslaw and cheese.

  • Stuff Around The Web

    August 26, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Yummy! I love the name “Jacket Potato” as well as the recipe looks delicious!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks I too love the name Jacket Potato, so British!

  • Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog)

    August 26, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Oooh this looks positively amazing! I will totally have to try this out sometime, thanks!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Krysten.

  • Cindy

    August 26, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I love baked potatoes and since I’m vegan, they are a staple. The mushroom stuffing sounds delicious!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 26, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Cindy, the mushroom filling makes it more nutritious.

  • Michael David Oyco

    August 26, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I haven’t seen any potato dish I haven’t liked so yeah. Please bring me some of this now. #Waiting #LOL

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 26, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you Micheal.

  • TweenselMom (@TweenselMom)

    August 26, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I got so hungry from this post I ran to the kitchen and ate carbo!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Oh no, hope it was good carbs!

  • Dalene Ekirapa

    August 26, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Whoaa! This is so good! I love potatoes but I’m always having them as chips, fries, mashed and just the basic stuff so a potato jacket would be a nice switch! It looks so yummy with the filling. Would love the bite when snacking!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      Dalene do try out the recipe, its a filling and healthy dish.

      1. Dalene Ekirapa

        August 27, 2019 at 1:34 pm


      2. mayurisjikoni

        August 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm


  • Crickette, The Things I Have to Say

    August 26, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    I love baked potato. I will save this recipe for later–your stuffing looks interesting.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Crickette.

  • Emily Fata

    August 26, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks soooo delicious! This is a perfect recipe to whip up for these end of summer parties that are coming up.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      They sure are a good option as you can make a variety of fillings including meat ones.

  • Anshika Juneja

    August 26, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Wow, this recipe sounds interesting. It seems like my something my family would enjoy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Most welcome.

  • twinklersinmyeyestwinklers

    August 26, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    I love this recipe as it sounds simple and delicious and I am definitely going to make this at this weekend. Also, It seems like something my family would definitely enjoy.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Hope your family enjoys it and you can make any filling you like.

  • HilLesha O’Nan

    August 26, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I almost love anything in the form of potatoes and baked potatoes are one of my favorites! I will be trying out this recipe sometime soon. Thank you for sharing it!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks HiLesha and hope you like it when you try out the recipe.

  • Crystal Gempko

    August 26, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    I am drooling, this looks DELICIOUS!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Crystal.

  • kidneyfornikki

    August 27, 2019 at 1:16 am

    I forgot they work well on the grill. I should remember this — we had a baked potato bar at our wedding. It was a big hit! Thank you for the reminder and the recipe. I will have to get this moving again!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Wow a baked potato bar for your wedding. Such a lovely idea.

  • Lasonia

    August 27, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Oh these look so yummy. My family loves baked potatoes, and you can add as little or as many toppings as you like.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Lasonia and you’re absolutely right.

  • Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy)

    August 27, 2019 at 11:12 am

    This baked jacket potato looks so yummy and delicious. I feel you can add any toppings you want x


  • Samar

    August 27, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful post.

    Lemme know, if there is any opening for the food taster. LOL

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      You’d have to travel pretty far! Thanks.

  • Surekha-dreamingloud

    August 27, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Oh I love potatoes so much..! I will definitely try this one. Looks so delicious.. 😋 Thanks for sharing..!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks and you’re welcome Surekha.

  • Sarah

    August 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I love baked potatoes! This looks amazing!

  • Bree L.

    August 28, 2019 at 2:27 am

    This is mind blowing! Corn on potatoes? How did I never think of that??

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Bree, try it, even potato and corn salad tastes yum.

  • mudpeifridays

    August 28, 2019 at 7:41 am

    OMG Can I just say, I can’t help but drool over the picture! Who would not love to taste this! I’ll be printing out your recipe so I can try making this out over the weekends.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 29, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you so much and hope you enjoy it.

  • alexandra cook

    August 28, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I badly wanna have this right now, i dont know if its a good thing or a bad thing that i saw this now lol.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 29, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      Hahhaaa! Good thing as baked potatoes are not bad for health.

  • shobhakeshwani

    August 30, 2019 at 3:17 am

    I love Baked potato.. Eaten a lot in the restaurnts but never made at home.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Shobha, I love them too.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    August 31, 2019 at 5:22 am

    I am so glad to see this as this is a recipe my kid keeps asking and I am always confused about the stuffing. Thankyou for the brilliant combo, It will be superhit in my house.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Seema, hope your family likes the toppings.

  • arun

    August 31, 2019 at 5:36 am

    I love baked potatoes. They are so soothing . Love how perfectly you make them. Need to make them in your style and try.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Aruna.

  • Jeannette (Jay Joy)

    August 31, 2019 at 8:36 am

    I love the ingredients for BOTH the mushroom stuffing and corn stuffing. My family loves mushroom but I DO NOT. So having the corn option is awesome for all of us.

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    September 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I simply love baked potatoes and this one is just wow, with all that veggies, white sauce and cheese. Drooling

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Renu, its my favorite.

  • chefmireille

    September 2, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    whats great about baked potatoes is that they are so versatile and can be topped with just about anything. I love the idea of making it on the grill also!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Mireille. You’re right the choice of toppings for baked potatoes are so many.

  • poonampagar

    September 6, 2019 at 3:40 am

    I love baked potatoes with Butter. Never tried it with white sauce though. Your toppings look so delicious , making the dish wholesome and filling .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks Poonam, it tastes good with white sauce.

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    September 12, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    One of my favorite potato recipes, yours looks delicious! Love your stuffing ingredients, very hearty 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 12, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you Freda.

  • KitchenVarieties

    September 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    That’s a first for me, but just thinking about it the flavor combination seems delicious! Definitely need to try this.

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