A jacket potato is a wonderful low-effort and low-cost family meal. Simply bosh a potato in the oven and fill it with your favourite toppings. These recipes include many storecupboard ingredients, so they won’t break the bank. Another way to save money is to microwave your jacket potatoes, which uses less energy than an oven. Learn more tips in our helpful guide to energy-efficient cooking.
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This baked ginger & spinach sweet potato is a great budget lunch or dinner for one. Replacing your regular potato with a sweet potato means you gain an extra one of your 5-a-day. This recipe is low-calorie, packed with vitamin C and full of flavour.
These vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes are full of protein while low in fat, saturates and salt. It’s a great budget dinner that uses common storecupboard ingredients such as canned chickpeas and chopped tomatoes.
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This jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac is the perfect budget-friendly supper for one. The fragrant, zesty flavour of sumac is a refreshing contrast to the creamy whipped feta, plus it’s gluten-free!
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Level up your tuna-filled potatoes by swapping them for sweet potatoes. The sweetness from the sweet potato contrasts well with the zest from the lime, raw red onion, and the kick of chilli.
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Take just a few ingredients and rustle up these tasty mushroom jacket potatoes. They’re healthy, low-calorie, gluten-free and ideal for a filling lunch or supper.
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Try these Mexican-inspired turkey chilli jacket potatoes; they’re flavoured with cumin and paprika to give a smoky flavour. Using turkey mince also saves money as it is very cheap and lean. This recipe is freezable, so there is no need to waste anything.
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These jacket potatoes with home-baked beans are a great, healthy, comforting supper idea. They can be whipped up in three simple steps and use cheap vegetables such as carrots, celery, and common storecupboard ingredients like haricot beans.
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This healthy baked potato filling provides four of your 5-a-day in each serving, plus iron, vitamin C and fibre, and plenty of flavour from storecupboard spices. Not only that, but it is also vegan and gluten-free!
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These sweet potato jackets with pulled pesto chicken are a fantastic low-effort dinner great for using up leftover chicken. Shred leftover cooked chicken with a fork and mix with pesto and soft cheese before filling potatoes and topping with pine nuts and fresh basil.
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Transform a baked sweet potato with this tasty Coronation chickpeas topper. It’s simple to prep as it uses ready-made curry powder and mango chutney and delivers two of your 5-a-day.
These microwave jacket potatoes with a Swedish prawn salad save both time and money as using the microwave is cheaper than the oven and takes a quarter of the time. Flavour prawns with lemon, mayonnaise and dill and cover the potatoes.
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Our stuffed jacket potatoes recipe is a great beginner dish to get kids started in the kitchen. Written for them to follow, it only needs you there for guidance and to be sous chef when needed.
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These sweet potato jackets with guacamole and kidney beans are a fantastic low-effort supper. Other than popping the sweet potatoes in the oven for 45 minutes, there is no cooking involved for the filling. Mash avocados and mix them with the other filling ingredients.
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These stir-fry chilli beef sweet potato jackets are a tremendously energising supper for a post-exercise pick-me-up. The recipe boasts a high supply of iron, vitamin C and fibre, plus an impressive five of your 5-a-day.
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This butter bean & tomato stew is packed full of iron. It is freezable to save you time on cooking during the week when you’re tired after a long day’s work.