Some recipes don’t require elaborate ingredient lists. They can often be the simplest of dishes that come with just two instructions. These Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes are just that, and a perfect addition to my Summer Slow Cooker Series.
Don’t you just love the slow cooker? Honestly, there are times when I marvel and its simplicity but wonder what I would do without it in my life. It can even make a jacket potato more convenient. So I thought I’d share this revelation, in case you didn’t already know. I give you… Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes.
Yes, you can make a baked potato in the slow cooker. Why would you? Because you can throw them in hours before they need to be ready, no need to keep an eye on them or use up energy on drawn-out oven baking. And they taste sooooo good!
They taste richer somehow than oven-baked potatoes? A kind of nutty flavour that is surprisingly delicious. I assume this is because the sugars in the potatoes have cooked slower for longer. Frankly, I could eat them all day 🤩
It’s an ideal way to cook jacket potatoes when you are hosting a barbecue or party and want a side dish that takes care of itself while you’re busy.
You’ll love this recipe because:
✅ Perfect for a barbecue side dish or easy lunch
✅ Best jacket potatoes for flavour
✅ Simple but SO satisfying
FAQs about this Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes Recipe
Do you have to wrap the baked potatoes in foil?
I would recommend wrapping them in foil for the best results. I have tried slow cooking them both with and without foil, and while they’re fine without, I just found they didn’t cook as evenly and the potatoes did tend to stick together a little.
Do they get crispy in the slow cooker?
No, unfortunately this is the one down side. But if you really want that crispy skin you could finish them off in the oven for 10 minutes at 220C.
How many should I put in my slow cooker at once?
I can fit 4 big potatoes in my 3.5l slow cooker.
What jacket potato fillings should I serve with them?
There are so many options! I love sour cream, cheese, crispy bacon bits, baked beans, and BUTTER of course!
How do you make jacket potatoes in the slow cooker?
Prick them, rub them with oil and salt, then wrap completely in tin foil. Cook them for 8 hours on low, or 5 hours on high. I did say it was simple!
Fancy more potato recipes?
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
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Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes
These delicious baked potatoes are super convenient and perfect for a lunchtime meal or barbecue side dish.
- 4 Large baking potatoes
- 2 tsp Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
Take each potato and prick well with a fork. Rub with oil and salt and wrap completely in tin foil.
8 hours on LOW or HIGH for 5 hours.