The Manc Special Microwave Baked Potato Recipe | Hurry The Food Up

The Manc Special Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

The Manc Special Baked Potato Recipe |

This cottage cheese and cucumber beauty hails from the north of England. It’s quick, simple and tasty – and the cottage cheese provides a good whack of protein, too.

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 Manc Special Baked Potato Recipe |
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The Manc Special

High in protein, high in taste. So simple it just works. Full ingredients and easy cooking instructions right this way!
Cuisine Vegetarian
Time 12 minutes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 432kcal



  • 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.
  • Slice the cucumber thinly.
  • When ready, slice a deep groove through the middle of the potato in both directions. Repeat the process diagonally.
  • Add butter, salt and pepper to the potato.
  • Layer the cucumber slices and cottage cheese over the potato.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
The Manc Special
Amount Per Serving
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 2767mg120%
Potassium 1765mg50%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 326IU7%
Vitamin C 75mg91%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* 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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