Baked potato

Did you know?

There are many health benefits from eating a vegetarian diet. They are lower in fat than meat. Foods such as grains, vegetables, bean, fruit and pasta are cheaper to buy than meat. It is important to have a variety of different vegetables, grains beans and pulses (i.e. lentils) to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. Vegetables contain many essential nutrients needed to protect us from disease.

Serves 1


  • 1 large baking potato per person
  • Filling of your choice (see below)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Scrub the potatoes and prick them with a fork.
  3. Bake in the oven for 1 hour 15mins until soft. Alternatively cook in the microwave wrapped in a piece of kitchen roll for about 8 minutes on full power, or until soft.
  4. Remove from the oven using oven gloves, put on a plate and cut open using a sharp knife.
  5. Add your choice of filling and serve with a side salad.

Suggestions for filling:

  • Tuna mixed with sweetcorn or onion and either natural yoghurt or low fat mayonnaise
  • Sardines or mackerel mashed with lemon juice and little tartar sauce and sliced tomato
  • Lean, cooked bacon or ham chopped and mixed with cooked mushrooms, parsley, and little fromage frais
  • Ham, celery and peas or sweetcorn piled on top of a spoonful of low fat cream cheese
  • Left-over bolognaise or chilli sauce
  • Scrambled egg mixed with a little grated cheese and chopped tomato
  • Baked beans from a tin with a little grated cheese
  • Cheddar or cottage cheese with onion or pineapple or dates