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Potato Jackets!...3 Different Toppings

Published Saturday, 20 July, 2013 by Carla

Beautiful easy dinner ready in 60 mins



  • Large potatoes
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  • for topping 1.
  • 420g can salt-reduced baked beans
  • 1/3 cup grated tasty cheese
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  • topping 2
  • 250g low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 small avocado, peeled, diced
  • 1 tomato, deseeded, diced
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  • topping 3
  • 3 rashers bacon, trimmed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


1.Preheat oven to 200°c. Scrub potatoes with a brush. Pat dry with paper towels.

2.Using a fork, pierce potatoes in about 6 places. Place directly on oven rack in the centre of oven. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender when a skewer is inserted into the centre.

3.Cut a deep cross in top of each potato. Using a clean tea towel to hold potato, squeeze base gently to open up top. Add your choice of topping and serve.

4.Topping one: place baked beans in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over potatoes and top with cheese.

5.Topping two: combine cheese, avocado and tomato in a bowl. Spoon over potatoes.

6.Topping three: heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Spoon sour cream over potatoes. Sprinkle with bacon and chives

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