Easy Baked Potatoes

Easy Baked Potatoes
Serves 4 Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Easy As


  • 4 floury potatoes (Agria, Ilam Hardy, Red Rascall), washed
  • 420 g can Wattie's Baked Beans or Wattie's Mild Chilli Beans

  • Toppings:
  • Grated cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped capsicum
  • Parsley or coriander leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (fan assisted) Prick the potatoes all over with a sharp knife. Place on a ovenproof tray. Bake for 1 hr or until soft when lightly squeezed.
  2. Heat Wattie’s Baked Beans or Wattie’s Mild Chilli Beans in the microwave or on the stove top.
  3. To serve make a criss cross in the top of the potatoes and gently squeeze the cuts together to open up the top of the potatoes. Top with the hot baked beans or chilli beans. Top with your favourite toppings – grated cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, capsicum and garnish with chopped parsley or coriander leaves.


  • The best type of potatoes for baking are the ‘floury’ type such as Agria, Red Rascal, Ilam Hardy or Red Jacket.