The UK Microwave Baked Potato Recipe | Hurry The Food Up

The UK Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

The UK Baked Potato Recipe |

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 Baked Potato Recipe |
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The UK

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 Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 13 minutes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 848kcal


  • 1 large potato
  • 1 cup baked beans
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated (vegan cheese for vegans)



  • Microwave the large potato for nine minutes. A medium potato needs seven minutes and a small potato needs five minutes. To add extra potatoes allow an extra four minutes for a large potato, three minutes for a medium potato and two minutes for a small potato. This is using a 1000w microwave – adjust for slightly longer or shorter if yours is a higher or lower power. Don't forget to pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times.
  • Heat up the beans.
  • When ready, slice a deep groove through the middle of the potato in both directions. Repeat the process diagonally.
  • Add optional butter, salt and pepper to the potato.
  • Pour the hot beans over the potato.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese on top.
  • Enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
The UK
Amount Per Serving
Calories 848 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 1546mg67%
Potassium 2599mg74%
Carbohydrates 105g35%
Fiber 24g100%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 53.6mg65%
Calcium 670mg67%
Iron 18.5mg103%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

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