Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Jacket Potato Surprise

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

This recipe is not fancy or complicated, it’s just good family fare. We love it in the winter to fill us all up!

Jacket Potato Surprise:
For two people you will need: 
  • Three Big Jacket Potatoes 
  • Butter 
  • 4 slices of Bacon
  • Half a tin of Baked Beans 
  • 70g of tinned Sweetcorn 
  • Approx 50g Cheddar Cheese
To Cook:
  1. Put potatoes in oven at 200 degrees C. Give them an hour and a quarter at least to cook—the skins must be crispy. 
  2. When there’s 15 mins left until they’re ready, fry the bacon until crispy, then chop into small bits. 
  3. When the potatoes are done, cut them in half and scoop out the insides into the bowl (don’t damage the  skins). 
  4. Mix the potato in a bowl with the baked beans, bacon (keep a few bits), a knob of butter, the sweetcorn and grated cheese. Put this mixture back into skins. 
  5. Grate a little more cheese on top then put back into the oven or under a low grill for ten minutes. 
  6. Then serve with the few bits of bacon on top, maybe with a side salad if you’re feeling virtuous! 
Note: The ingredients can be altered – try onion, tomatoes, peas, or tuna!

Be Inspired:
  • Write out, or blog about your favourite winter meal
  • Cook something easy and filling for your next meal, so you’ve got more time for crafting
  • Choose a photo and upload it to PicMonkey to edit and put text on top (or use your usual photo editing software)
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Now I’ve made you hungry, I’m off to have my dinner! I’ll return shortly!

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30 thoughts on “Jacket Potato Surprise”

  1. Yum – this would definitely suit me! The Doctor and The Boy don’t like cheese though, and The Tomboy is just dead fussy about almost everything…. But I’d love this meal!!


  2. That looks yummy – and great photo as well BTW. I’ve just finished my Saturday Cook-in, when I spend most of the day cooking ahead for the week, filling the cake tin and prepping sandwich fillers for packed lunches. I got into this habit due to Jennifer’s last blog event, in an effort to get organised and it’s working very well, especially as hubby does most of the cleaning at the same time! :o)


  3. How funny – this is more or less what we had tonight. Bacon, cheese, sweetcorn and onion. Lovely and warming. I leave a bit of cheese to sprinkle on top before putting back in the oven.


  4. I love Jacket Potato’s, this looks a meal in itself.I once posted about our Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meal challenge. It was great fun and I have meant to do it again.


  5. That looks yummy. I’ve had beans in my jacket potatoes before, but no corn. I’ll have to try that next time!My fave winter comfort food is mashed potatoes – I could eat them without anything on the side. (Add cream cheese to make them extra smooth and yummy.)


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