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The UK Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

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The UK Baked Potato Recipe | hurrythefoodup.com

An all-time classic of baked beans and cheese. Brexit shouldn’t have an affect on this one. Surprisingly high in protein thanks to the beans and cheese. Butter/vegan margarine and salt/pepper are optional – and very tasty.

Getting a baked potato just right is rewarding in itself. It’s surprisingly easy to do and the cooking instructions are included in the recipe card below. For more extensive instructions as well as a load more topping ideas, please see our main microwave baked potato post.

The UK
4.89 from 9 votes
Melted cheese and baked beans is a UK favourite when it comes to baked potatoes – and we have the perfect recipe and cooking instructions!
Cuisine:Vegetarian
Diet: egg-free, gluten-free
Prep Time:4 minutes
Cook Time:9 minutes
Total Time:13 minutes
Servings:1 serving
Calories:558kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Get the potato in the microwave. Nine minutes at 1000w should do it. If using medium potatoes, seven minutes should be enough. Always poke your potato with a fork a couple of times first (trust us).
    1 large potato
  • Heat up the beans.
    ¾ cup baked beans
  • When ready, slice a deep groove through the middle of the potato in both directions. Repeat the process diagonally.
  • Pour the hot beans over the potato.
  • Add the cottage cheese and sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese on top.
    3.5 oz low fat cottage cheese, 0.7 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • Add salt and pepper to the potato.
    Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add some leavy greens to the side and sprinkle some balsamic vinegar on top.
    1 handful leafy greens, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Enjoy.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The UK
Amount per Serving
Calories
558
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
37
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
1929
mg
84
%
Potassium
 
1816
mg
52
%
Carbohydrates
 
87
g
29
%
Fiber
 
16
g
67
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
32
g
64
%
Vitamin A
 
699
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
62
mg
75
%
Calcium
 
339
mg
34
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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