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Easy Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes – No Foil Needed

One of the best things about a slow cooker is that you can just dump in all of the ingredients and let it do its thing. These Easy Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes are no exception – there’s no need to wrap them in foil! Just prick your potatoes all over with a fork, place them in the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add your favourite toppings, and you’re good to go! Plus, they’re perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

open jacket potato baked in slow cooker

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • SUPER QUICK – There’s nothing quite like a piping hot baked potato topped with your favourite toppings. But who has the time to wait an hour for a potato to cook in the oven?
  • That’s where slow cooker jacket potatoes come in. Just pop your potatoes in the slow cooker before you head out for the day, and they’ll be ready and waiting for you when you get home. No more waiting around for hours for your potatoes to bake!
  • HEALTHY – Jacket potatoes are healthy (depending on what filling you put in them!) and a good alround food to it, and versatile.
  • INEXPENSIVE – Potatoes are relatively cheap to buy, and by using a slow cooker, you save on energy. It’s a win-win!

Equipment needed for crock-pot baked potatoes

A fork – to prick the potatoes with all over

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

Ingredients

  1. Your favourite potatoes – Russet, King Edwards or Desiree
  2. Salt
  3. Paprika – Optional
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Black Pepper

For quantities, see the recipe card further down the post.

slow cooker baked potatoes topped with sour cream, bacon and spring onion

How to prepare jacket potatoes for the slow cooker

If you want to ensure that your potatoes are cooked thoroughly, then wash and scrub them, then completely dry them before oiling and sprinkling them with salt. Only put one layer of potatoes in the slow cooker. An average size slow cooker should fit between 5 and 6 medium size potatoes.

What to serve with your slow cooker jacket potatoes

The possibilities are endless when it comes to jacket potato fillings. Slow-cooker baked potatoes are super easy to customize. Whether you like them plain or loaded with toppings, these slow cooker baked potatoes are sure to hit the spot. Here are my favourites:

Prawns with Marie rose sauce

Cheese

Beans with grated cheese

Cheese and onion mayonnaise

Beans and sausage

Egg Mayonnaise with mango chutney

Tuna Mayonnaise

Chilli Con Carne

Mince Beef and Onion

How to do baked potatoes in the slow cooker without foil

  • STEP 1: Wash and lightly scrub the potatoes. Poke with a fork 5 times on each potato and leave to dry.
  • STEP 2: Coat the potatoes with olive oil, then rub in the salt, black pepper and paprika (if using).
  • STEP 3: Place in the slow cooker and set at a low setting for 7 -8 hours or a high setting for 4 hours. Cut in half and top with your favourite filling.
open jacket potato baked in slow cooker

Easy Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes – No Foil Needed

Rachel
Lovely jacket potatoes without all the hassle.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 5
Calories 215 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika (optional)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash and lightly scrub the potatoes. Poke with a fork 5 times on each potato and leave to dry.
  • Coat the potatoes with the olive oil then rub in the salt, black pepper and paprika (if using).
  • Place in the slow cooker and set at a low setting for 7 hours or a high setting for 4 hours. Cut in half and top with your favourite filling.
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Nutrition

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 478mgPotassium: 904mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword deseree, easy, king edwards, russet
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