Two Tasty and Quick Jacket Potato Toppings

February 20, 2017
quick baked potato topping

These two tasty and quick jacket potato toppings are ready in less than five minutes. Eat them for a delicious and filling lunch or snack.

Baked potatoes are the ultimate in comfort food. There is a magic that happens when you bake a potato. It comes out of the oven hot and steaming whilst being soft and fluffy and delicious.

Perfect for a filling lunch, a jacket potato is high in fibre. A large baked potato contains only around 200 calories so ideal if you are watching your weight. Be careful what you top them with. Look for low fat toppings.

The problem with making jacket potatoes is they take a while to make in the oven. It takes a lot of cooking to transform them into a comforting fluffy meal. When you live a busy life and go out to work you need a meal that will be ready quickly in the evening. Baking a potato is not feasible unless you want to wait a long time to eat. Baked potatoes are left to slow weekends when there is time to cook and enjoy a meal.

If you want a baked potato for a quick lunch or as part of your evening meal there is a solution. Cook McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potatoes in five minutes in the microwave. McCain take British potatoes, drizzles them with  sunflower oil and oven bakes them slowly. The potatoes are then frozen. This retains the oven baked taste.

When you want a jacket potato just pop them in the microwave and you have five minutes to create a tasty topping. They taste much better than normal microwaved potatoes with light and fluffy insides.

McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potato

So what do you put on a baked potato? The possibilities are endless. Bacon, chicken, cheese, just have a look in your fridge and get inspired. These two quick and tasty jacket potato recipes are ones my family love. If you are looking for other quick and easy baked potato toppings McCain has a great range of ideas over on their lunchinfive YouTube channel.

Two Tasty and Quick Jacket Potato Toppings

Hawaiian jacket potato topping

The first topping I came up uses pineapple to give the potatoes a Hawaiian taste. It is so quick to make. Put your McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potato into the microwave. While it is cooking simply mix together cream cheese, small pieces of ham and pineapple chunks in a bowl. I cut the pineapple into smaller pieces to make them bite size. Take the potato out of the microwave and add the topping. Sprinkle with chives cut into small pieces and enjoy.

Ingredients for Hawaiian baked potatoes

Hawaiian jacket potato topping recipe

Hawaiian jacket potato topping

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A cheese ham and pineapple jacket potato topping


  • 1 McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potato
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped ham
  • 5 pineapple chunks
  • Fresh chives


  1. Pop the McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potato into the microwave for 5 minutes
  2. Chop the pineapple chunks and ham into small pieces
  3. Add to a bowl and mix with the cream cheese
  4. When the potato is ready top with the cream cheese mixture
  5. Chop the chives and sprinkle on top

Hawaiian potato topping

Cheesy Beans Jacket Potato Topping

Baked beans are a classic topping for jacket potatoes. Why not make them more tasty with the addition of cheese and spices? It makes a comforting and filling lunch. After all who doesn’t love baked beans. Homemade baked beans would be perfect so if you have time why not make a batch? This homemade baked bean recipe is simple and tasty. Make a large amount as they will keep in the fridge for a few days.

Cheesy beans jacket potato topping

Making the cheesy beans jacket potato topping is simple. After popping the McCain Ready Baked Jacket in the microwave add the baked beans to a pan. While the beans warm on the hob grate some cheese and add it to the beans. Finally add a teaspoon of paprika, turmeric and black pepper. Stir well until the cheese melts then top the baked potato with the mixture and enjoy.

Ingredients for cheese beans jacket potato topping

Cheesy beans jacket potato topping recipe

Cheesy beans jacket potato topping

Servings 1


  • 1 McCain jacket potato
  • ½ tin baked beans
  • 2 tbsp grated cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp tumeric


  • Pop the McCain jacket potato into the microwave
  • While it cooks warm the baked beans on the hob
  • Add the grated cheese and spices to the beans
  • Stir until the cheese melts
  • Top the baked potato with the bean mixture

Cheesy beans baked potato topping

Why not pin the recipes to make later?

Two tasty and quick baked potato toppings. Hawaiian and cheesy baked beans are great toppings for baked potatoes that are full of taste.

What are your favourite toppings for jacket potatoes. Let me know below. McCain would also love to see what you enjoy on your baked potatoes. Why not tag @McCainUK with the hashtag #lunchinfive to let them know.

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2 responses to “Two Tasty and Quick Jacket Potato Toppings”

  1. Galina V says:

    The Hawaiian topping sounds scrumptious. I bought those jacket potatoes to enter the competition. We don’t have a microwave, and took me ages to cook it from frozen. 🙂

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