Inside out Jackets, cheezy vegan potatoes with bacon bits!

Updated: Feb 11, 2020


Inside Out Jackets was a family go to in our omni days, as a working mum of 4 kids, teas that could be made in advance, then left in the oven on timer were great for a young family after a busy day at work. Back in the day of course, it would have been made with real cheese and bacon, and was firm favourite with all the family. This tasty little treat has all the savoury tang of the cheese and the bacon, but even passes the omni test!

The potatoes can be served hot or cold, with beans, salad and sauces. They are a great little addition to a buffet too! They freeze well both before and after their second baking

I used my Tofacon as the bacon sub, recipe here, but whatever your fave is, use it......


4 medium sized baking potatoes

2tbsps vegan butter, I used Flora

1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder

1/2 tbsp tahini

1tbsp nutritional yeast

1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1tsp white miso paste

1tsp Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp salt

Generous grind of black pepper

100g crisped up bacon substitute (see notes above)

175ml soy milk


Preheat the oven to 200c

Prick the potatoes well, then cook on high for 10 minutes in the microwave. Transfer to the oven and finish cooking for 35 minutes, or until soft. Alternatively, you could back from raw in the oven if you preferred, just adjust the cooking time

In a small pan, add the arrowroot, tahini, nutritional yeast, vinegar, miso, salt and pepper with a splash of the soy milk. Work into a smooth paste then add the rest of the soy milk and and whisk until well combined

On a low heat, stirring constantly, start to heat up the cheezy mix, add the vegan butter and continue to cook until the mix has its first couple of gentle bubbles. Remove from the heat and set to one side

Chop the crisped up bacon sub of choice into small pieces

When the potatoes are cooked, using a clean tea towel or kitchen paper to hold the hot potato, slice in half and scoop out the potato, leaving the skin intact. Put the potato into a bowl and mash well with the back of a spoon. Mix the cheezy mix well in and then lastly stir in the bacon pieces

Replace the potato into the skins and place on a baking tray. The potoates can be frozen as they are at this point, for crisping up later, or chilled, for cooking at a later time

Replace the filled skins into the oven, still at 200c, and bake until the potatoes are golden, for around 20 minutes

Serve whilst hot, but can be eaten cold too


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