We all love baked potatoes and it’s an all year round food recipe, that’s tasty and filling without being messy or complicated. I have put together an easy to follow guide on how to make a crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside baked potato that you can either do in the microwave or in an oven…

Baked Potato with tuna and cheese

Prepare Your Baked Potato

  • Prick your potato with a fork all over, so it does not explode.
  • Rub it in olive oil all over
  • Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Place onto the baking tray

How long to bake you potato for?  

  • Normal Method – 200c (Gas mark 6) for 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • For Crispy Skin – Slow cook it at 180c (Gas mark 4) for 2 hours 20 minutes.
  • Quick Method – Put your potato in microwave for 5 minutes to soften it up. Then place in the oven 200c (Gas mark 6) for 35 – 40 minutes.

Baked Potato Fillings

  • Tuna Mayonnaise: – Add butter, chopped spring onions, black pepper, grated cheese (melt cheese on potato under the grill.
  • Ham & Cheese: – Add butter, cut the ham up into little bits, add onion and melt grated cheese on top.
  • BBQ Bacon & Chicken Melt: – Slice the bacon and chicken, add bbq sauce and melt the cheese.
  • Other Fillings include – Cheese, chilli con carne, bolognese etc…



About The Author

LJ is the founder of Outside the Bubble UK, she will be releasing her first novel this year called ‘The Secret Diary of a Hotel Entertainer’, which is based on some of her experience as a hotel entertainer over the years. LJ has a passion for Travel and this year is preparing for her next big adventure, whilst also training for her first Triathlon

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