Enjoy this healthy lunch recipe taken from RTE's Operation Transformation.

  • Serves: 1 person
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 80 minutes
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    • Vegetarian

    Twice Baked Jacket Potato

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    200g floury Potato (such as Rooster or Maris Piper)

    1 tsp Rapeseed Oil (5g)

    2 tsp Sour Cream (10g)

    1 tsp snipped fresh Chives (optional)

    20g Cheddar Cheese

    25g Baby Spinach or mixed Baby Salad Leaves

    Sea Salt

    Black Pepper


    Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6. Pierce the potato a couple of times with a fork to prevent it from splitting while it is cooking and rub all over with the oil to help the skin crisp up, then wrap in foil.

    Place the potato directly on the oven shelf. Bake for 1 hour until slightly softened when squeezed. Either use immediately or leave until cool enough to handle and chill in the fridge.

    To stuff the jacket potatoes, keep the oven temperature the same. Cut each potato in half, carefully scoop out the middle of the potato, leaving the skin unbroken. Place the scooped out potato in a bowl and add the sour cream and chives, if using. Season lightly with a little salt, if using and pepper to taste.

    Arrange the potato shells back on a baking sheet and carefully scoop the mixture back into the shells. Grate over the cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until piping hot and golden.

    Arrange the twice baked jacket potato on a plate with the spinach or baby mixed salad leaves to serve.

    If chilling in the fridge, keep the cooked jacket potato covered with clingfilm in the fridge for up to 2 days. Once the potatoes have been stuffed with the filling they will keep for another 2 days, again covered with clingfilm in the fridge. To heat up bake as described above. To transport, store in a suitable microwaveable container and cook on high for 3 minutes until piping hot. Bring along a knife and fork to eat.