Tuna Baked Jacket Potato

For a light lunch or dinner, try this super easy Tuna Baked Jacket Potato recipe.

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This is a super simple recipe that anyone can throw together. If you don’t have time to wait for the potato to bake in the oven, use your microwave. Recipe can easily be doubled. If you don’t finish your potato, refrigerate it for another day.

Serves: One
Time: One hour 15 minutes


  • one potato, scrubbed
  • sour cream or yoghurt
  • 1/2 95g canned tuna
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese (of your choice)
  • 1–2 tablespoons finely chopped vegetables of your choice (capsicum, spring onions, carrots…)


Preheat your oven to 200°C.

Pierce potato with a fork a few times. To heat the inside of your potato faster, you can insert a galvanised and clean three-inch nail into the potato. Bake in the oven for 45–60 minutes.

You can also use the microwave to cook the potato – but don’t use the nail!  Cook on high for three minutes and then check with a skewer. Your microwave may also have a ‘potato’ button.

Once your potato is cooked through, cut in half lengthways and scoop out the flesh, leaving about 1/2 cm thickness of skin. Don’t forget to pull out the nail but remember, it will be hot! So use gloves or your tongs to remove it.

Place flesh in a bowl and mash with the sour cream or yoghurt. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix together.

Put mixture back into the potato and cook in the oven for another 10 minutes.



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