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Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes

Making slow cooker jacket potatoes is a great way to set off a filling and nutritious lunch or dinner ahead of time.

I loved baked potatoes, I quite often have them for lunch – (on the days when I’m not having soup!) – they fill me up enough to last me through to dinner, well, maybe with the odd snack thrown in too 😉 

I usually make my jacket potato in the microwave – but sometimes, when I remember early enough, I’ll make slow cooker baked potatoes.

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How To Make Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes

Making jacket potatoes in a slow cooker is probably one of the quickest slow cooker recipes I know.

There is very minimal preparation.

Equipment Needed:

  • Slow cooker (any size)
  • Foil
  • Fork (or something sharp)
  • Baking potatoes (Maris Piper, King Edward, or any labelled ‘baking potato)

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  • Oil (optional)
  • Seasoning (optional)


Give the baking potatoes a good wash, scrubbing off any dirt that might be on the skin. Dry them well, using some kitchen towel or a tea towel.

baking potatoes on chopping board next to slow cooker

Using a fork, pierce them all over and then optionally, rub some oil, followed by seasoning, all over the skin.

forking piercing baking potato before putting it in slow cooker

Wrap the baking potatoes individually in foil and place them in the slow cooker. Try not to layer them up on top of each other if you can help it – but if you run out of room you can, just try to limit it to 2 layers.

Set off on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.

baked potatoes in slow cooker wrapped in foil

Check they are cooked through in the middle – they should be soft and fluffy on the inside.

Slice open and fill up with your favourite jacket potato fillings!   

slow cooker jacket potatoes with cheese and bacon topping

I hope you enjoy making slow cooker jacket potatoes – let me know in the comments how you get on. Plus, I’d love to hear what your favourite toppings are!

slow cooker jacket potatoes with cheese and bacon topping

Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Slow cooker jacket potatoes are the perfect make ahead of time meal. Add your favourite baked potato toppings for a tasty and filling recipe!


  • Baking potato (Maris Piper, King Edward or 'baking potatoes')
  • Oil (optional)
  • Seasoning (optional)


  1. Wash your baking potato thoroughly, scrubbing the skin.
  2. Dry using some kitchen towel or a tea towel.
  3. Pierce all over with a fork.
  4. Wrap in foil.
  5. Place in slow cooker and put the lid on.
  6. Set off on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 7-8 hours. The potato should be soft and fluffy in the middle when it is ready.
  7. Cut open and add your favourite toppings!


You can cook more than one jacket potato at a time, just wrap them in separate foil. Try not to put too many baking potatoes in the slow cooker at once. You can layer up if needed.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Friday 22nd of March 2024

I made baked potatoes in the slow cooker for the first time. They were the best ever and the cooker switched off after an hour on high. Hope the cooker is Ok but husband put it away! Just had one for supper with Italian soft blue cheese.

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