Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes

Baked potato

Baked potato

Quick info

  • Recipe difficulty - easy
  • Preparation time - 5 minutes
  • Cooking time - 60-90 minutes
  • Serves - 1
  • Dietary - Vegetarian Vegan Gluten free Dairy free
  • Allergens -


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  • 1 baking potato


  • Knife


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ᵒC/Gas mark 6

Step 2

Wash the potato under running water

Step 3

Gently rub off any dirt with your hands

Step 4

Pat dry with kitchen paper or a tea towel

Step 5

Pierce the skin once or twice on both sides with a small knife or metal skewer

Step 6

Place the potato directly onto the metal rack of the oven

Step 7

Depending on the size of the potato, after around 1 hour it should be tender. For a more crispy skin, bake for another 30 minutes.

Step 8

To speed up the process when time is short. Once washed, dried and pierced, place the potato into a microwave to cook for 5 minutes before placing in the oven for 30-40 minutes to finish cooking and crisp up the skin

Step 9

Serve with a knob of butter or topping of your choice

Nutrition per serving portion (one baking potato)

Each 100g of potato provides on average

Energy 569kj 136kcal 6.8%

Fat 0.2g 0%

Saturates 0.0g 0%

Sugars 1.2g 1%

Salt 0.03g 1%

Food Value


Good Fats & Fatty Acids




Healthy choice

Baked potatoes are a great choice as part of a balanced diet. They are filling, a good source of energy and are also a good source of vitamins C, B6 and folate

Minerals and Fibre

Potatoes are a rich source of potassium and are also a source of magnesium, calcium and fibre

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