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How to Make Jacket Potatoes

Also known as baked potatoes, jacket potatoes involve mixing delicious add-ins, like butter, cheese, and sour cream, into baked potatoes, all while keeping the spud structurally intact. If it sounds like some kind of magic trick, it’s much easier than you think (and the mix-in possibilities are endless!).

Keep reading for the recipe for perfectly crunchy-on-the-outside but creamy-on-the-inside jacket potatoes.

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Jacket Potatoes

  • Author: Misfits Market



For the potatoes:

  • 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed and pat dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Topping options:

  • Butter
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Baked beans
  • Tuna and mayo (1 can tuna mixed with ⅓ cup mayo)
  • Bacon, crumbled
  • Scallions, thinly sliced
  • Sour cream


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. Rub potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until potatoes are cooked through with very crispy skin, about 2 hours.
  3. Cut an “x” on the top of each potato then squeeze sides to expose insides.
  4. Add butter and mix in with a fork. Top with any other desired toppings and enjoy.

Hungry for more? Try these other potato-full dishes:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Date Butter

Crispy Garlic and Rosemary Potatoes

Warm Salad with Crispy Potatoes