Microwave Baked Potato

microwave jacket potato

With this microwave baked potato recipe, we are really getting down to basic, solid, fill up your belly and fast – food. Baked potatoes or Jacket spuds as we call them in England, take hours to cook in the normal oven. With your microwave however, you can bake your potato and satisfy your hunger within 10 minutes so let’s get on with it!..

You'll Need

  • 1 microwave safe bowl
  • The biggest potato you can lay your hands on (scrubbed but with skin left on)
  • 1/2 tin of baked beans (or 1 small tin)
  • A handful of cheese (grated, sliced or simply broken into chunks)


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Total Cooking Time = 10 mins, 0 secs

  1. Stab the potato multiple times with a fork
  2. Put the potato in the bowl and whack it in the microwave at full blast for 8 mins
  3. Take the microwave baked potato out of the oven and slice it length-ways down the middle, splitting in two
  4. Pour on the baked beans and throw on the cheese the put it all back in the microwave for another 2 minutes at 100%
  5. Allow to cool down a little then eat!

To Serve Microwave Baked Potato

Microwave baked potato with beans is basic food, made for maximum filling, in minimal, time with minimal effort. If you don't fancy baked beans try out other toppings like sliced onions, avocado, ham, olives or anything you want.

Microwave Baked Potato Tips

If you want your microwave jacket potato to have the crispy jacket effect that you'd get if you cooked the spud in a normal oven we have a little secret to share. It's called... A blowtorch! Just take the potato out of the microwave before you add the toppings, put it on an oven tray and blow torch that baby 'til the skin gets all crinkly. Add your toppings, put the potato back in the microwave and cook for the final 2 minutes. Do not attempt to move in a hurry after you've eaten your microwave baked potato. It may add around a kilo to your body weight and requires up to 3 weeks to fully digest.

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