Jacket Potato Stuffed with Cheese & Onion:
How to Make- Jacket Potato Stuffed with Cheese & Onion
Jacket potato stuffed or baked potato as some know it as, is a very versatile meal.
You can serve a jacket potato with butter on the side as part of a main meal or your jacket potato can actually be your main meal if you put a topping on it or stuff the potato like as in this recipe. Or you can have a quater or half a stuffed potato for a starter.
There are so many variations for the filling but for this particular recipe I will show you two ways to have cheese & onion with your jacket potato.
One of those ways is stuffing the jacket potato with the cheese & onion and placing it back in the oven.
It really changes up the flavour and texture of the jacket potato. I would highly recommend trying this version.
A jacket potato is a cheap meal to cook if you are on a budget too.
There is such a large variety of potatoes to choose from. I have given some suggestions but if you want to share in the comments your favourite type of potato to use, I would love to hear from you.
1 person per jacket potato
a healthy dinner
1 hour and 50 minutes
- Large potato – A floury or starchy potato is best like: Rooster, Vivaldi, Sante, King Edwards, Russet, Melody or Desiree. Waxy potatoes are not as good for baking like: Kipfler or Red Royale.
- Foil to wrap potatoes in
- 1 medium onion per large potato
- 100g cheddar cheese per large potato
- Salt & pepper (optional)
- Butter (optional)
Jacket Potato Stuffed with Cheese & Onion –
Method & Instructions for Option 1
Pre-heat oven to Gas 5/190°C
Check your potato to make sure there are no bad bits on the skin
With a sharp knife stab the potato lots of times all around, poking little holes so it doesn’t explode
Wrap the potatoes in foil – if foil is left off the potatoes they will go very crispy – if you want a little crispiness take the foil off half hour before potatoes are ready
Place foil wrapped potatoes on the racks not in a baking tray
Cook in a pre-heated oven Gas 5 or 190°C or 375°F for one and half hours
Melt butter in frying pan then cook your diced onion in the butter until nice and soft and put to one side
Grate cheese and put to one side
Test the potato by piercing a knife into the middle of the potato
Once the potato is cooked cut it in half
Scoop out the potato leaving the skin intact
Put the scooped potato into a bowl
Add the grated cheese and cooked onions into the bowl of scooped potato and mix well
Salt & pepper acn be added at this stage if you wish
Butter can be added but I personally don’t think you need it
Place the potato skins in a baking tray and fill the skins with the potato, cheese & onion mixture
Squash mixture in tight and then fill them right up. It is ok to have a big mound on top of the skins
Place baking tray with filled potatoes back into the oven for 15 minutes
If you want more crispiness on top then leave in the oven for a further 5 or 10 minutes
Serve with maybe a nice salad or have it on its own
Or try having your jacket potato with some delicious homemade coleslaw
Enjoy your jacket potato stuffed with cheese & onion
Jacket Potato with Cheese & Onion Topping –
Method & Instructions for Option 2
Once your jacket potato is cooked, you cut a cross on the top, squeeze and pinch the four corners to open up the potato. You may wish to use a clean tea-towel so you don’t burn yourself.
Place a bit of butter in the opened potato if you wish to put butter on it.
Put the fried onions on the potato opening (best to cut these half moons rather than diced).
Cover the onions with grated cheese.
You can place in the oven or under the grill for a few minutes to melt the cheese if you wish.
Serve and enjoy you jacket potato topped with cheese & onion and maybe some baked beans if you wish. Baked beans, cheese & onion work well together.
Other Potato Ideas
There are so many things you can do with potato.
It doesn’t have to just be boiled and mash.
In future blogs and videos I will be giving you lots of ideas of the different ways in which you can cook things with potato.
Potato is a basic food item we have in our kitchen.
Some of the YouTube videos and blogs I have done are the classic bubble & squeak, flavoursome spicy potato wedges, amazingly yummy potato croquettes filled with creammy potato & cheese & leek & chicken, a wonderful potato & chicken & leek pie, simple to make cheesy potato cakes and I am glad to be sharing a beautiful potato & leek & cauliflower cheesy bake.
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