Christmas dinner jacket potatoes

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Christmas dinner jacket potatoes
Christmas dinner jacket potatoes
  • Serves: 2-3

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These Christmas dinner jacket potatoes are a great way of using up leftovers from your Christmas dinner. Perfect for adults and kids, these potatoes can be rustled up in no time. We think they'd make the ideal party food for Boxing Day or the New Year celebrations.


  • 2 jacket potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Drizzle of olive oil for cooking
  • 2 large handfuls left over cooked Christmas vegetables of your choice, such as roast parsnips, roast carrots, sprouts, broccoli etc
  • 2 large handfuls of left over Christmas steamed leeks (if you don’t have any – sauté some fresh)
  • 2 large handfuls left over cooked Christmas turkey or chicken
  • 150mls double cream
  • 1 handful of fresh herbs such as parsley
  • 100g left over cheese from the Christmas cheese board (pasteurised and baby friendly – a good cheddar would be best)

Cut into chunks or fingers for little hands. Ensure the potato is cool in the centre under the topping, before giving it to your little ones.


  1. Preheat oven to 220° /200°C fan/Gas mark 7. Rub potatoes in a little oil, prick with a fork several times all over then bake for about 40 minutes to 1 hour until soft in the centre and the skin is crispy
  2. Meanwhile, finely chop the left over vegetables, leeks and turkey/chicken into small bite size pieces
  3. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and sauté left over leeks, veg and turkey, until piping hot. (If you don't have any left over leeks, sauté 2 freshly, finely chopped leeks first for about 10 minutes; leeks ensure a good balanced flavour)
  4. Stir in the cream once completely heated through and cook for another minute, allowing cream to thicken slightly, then remove from heat. Chop the fresh parsley and stir in
  5. Cut the cooked potatoes in half, fluff up the contents and add the creamy vegetable and meat topping
  6. Grate the cheese and top each of the potato halves with cheese, then put back in the oven for another 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.

This recipe comes from the Organix No Junk Challenge, which is a campaign with a long term commitment to help families reclaim healthy eating by saying ‘no’ to junk and ‘yes’ to healthy, natural and simple food for the family. You can find out more at

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