Are you looking for a good baked potato recipe? Baked potatoes are one of the simplest and cheapest meals you can make. There are so many different topping variations that you can never really get sick of eating potatoes!
What ingredients I use:
I feel like most people associate baked potatoes with just butter or baked beans. There is so much more you can do with the humble baked poatto. This baked potato dish is accompanied by cheddar cheese, bacon and spring onions. It tastes delicious and is really easy to make.
An alternative to using bacon bits is to use chopped back bacon. I wouldn’t recommend using bacon rashers, as they tend to be too fatty and oily. I generally use cheddar cheese for this dish, but you can use any cheese you like, such as gruyère or mozzarella cheese.
If you want to branch out further, you could use different toppings to the ones I’ve mentioned below, such as chopped ham, chorizo, broccoli florets or sour cream. You could also try baked potatoes with minced meat and gravy – an alternative to cottage pie!
Why I like this baked potatoes dish:
As a student, I’m always looking for dishes to cook that aren’t too extravagant. Most students don’t like to make things that take too long because they’re short on time. This baked potato dish is perfect for all students because of its simplicity. And it’s also one of the cheapest meals to make! Perfect for someone on a budget!
Hints and Tips:
- If you’re really short on time and don’t want to wait 50 minutes for your potato to be cooked in the oven, use your microwave instead. You can easily cook a potato in 10 minutes using the microwave.
Looking for Similar Recipes? Try:
- Korean Braised Chicken and Potato Stew
- Potato and Bacon Salad Appetiser
- Swiss Alpine Macaroni (Potato and Pasta Bake)
Baked PotatoesCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy
2 medium-sized potatoes
2 slices of cheddar cheese
50g bacon bits
1/4 spring onion
1 tsp oil
- Preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius.
- Wash the potato skin and scrub if neccessary.
- Poke holes all around the potato skin with a fork to allow it to breathe.
- Bake potatoes for 50 minutes. You can check if it’s done by stabbing it with a knife. The inside of the potato should be soft.
- Fry up the bacon bits with some oil until cooked. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.
- Finely chop the spring onions into small pieces.
- Take the baked potatoes out of the oven and cut them in half and place the cheese slices on top. Put the potatoes back in the oven and let them melt for about 2 minutes.
- Take the baked potatoes out of the oven. Garnish them with bacon bits and spring onions. Enjoy 🙂