Jacket potatoes have to be one of the easiest to make yet very filling meals I can think of. When cooked to perfection, the soft fluffy potato insides just warms me up on cold days. On warmer days its something to look forward to after coming in from out in the garden. These slow cooker jacket potatoes deliver a great texture with a delicious taste without having to have the oven on.
Slow cooker jacket potatoes
A simple, easy jacket spud is sometimes all I fancy after a busy day but I begrudge putting the oven on just for a couple of potatoes. But when you pop them in the slow cooker which usually uses less electricity its not so bad. I don’t believe that my slow cooker only uses the same amount of electricity as a lightbulb. However it is certainly cheaper to run than having the big oven on for a few hours.
When I’m feeling mentally drained after work and school runs I look forward to coming home to a ready made tea. Slow cooker jacket potatoes definitely offer that. I simply pull them out, pop them on plates and serve with beans, cheese, tuna mayo or sometimes just a massive dollop of butter to melt in.
I love using my slow cooker for a lot of our meals as it tends to be easier and I don’t have to worry about dinner later on in the day when I’m tired. Cooking foods like jacket potatoes and roast chicken in the slow cooker also means the oven doesn’t need to be on. This is great for hot summer days when we fancy a decent filling meal but don’t want the house to be crazy hot. On occasions I will make homemade bbq baked beans to go on top of our jacket potatoes but usually its just a side salad.
- 4 potatoes (large enough for baking)
- A little oil
- A pinch of salt & pepper
- Wash your potatoes and dry them thoroughly.
- Either stab the potato with a fork all over or cut a cross onto the top of each potato.
- Rub a small amount of oil onto each potato and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place the potatoes into the slow cooker. If you are cooking for more than 4 people then you can build the potatoes up to the amount you need.
- Turn your slow cooker on high for 6 hours or low for 4 hours.
- When the slow cooker is done cooking remove your hot potatoes and serve as you wish.
These baked potatoes don't have the crispy skins you may be used to from oven baked potatoes. You can either pop them in the oven to crisp up a bit for half an hour or just enjoy the slightly different texture of these potatoes skins as they are.
Amount Per Serving Calories 192Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 36mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 4g