Baked potato beasts

Skill level
Preparation Time
30 minutes
Cooking Time
1 hour
Serves 1

Encourage the kids to get creative in the kitchen with these baked potato beasts. They're delicious, healthy and super fun to make.

Ingredients for each baked potato beast

  • 1 large baking potato
  • A little olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • A knob of butter
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • A selection of salad vegetables, cut into pieces - We used red pepper, radishes, cherry tomatoes, edamame beans and a spring onion, but try whatever takes you fancy!


  1. 1Preheat the oven to 180°C / Fan 160°C / Gas 4.
  2. 2Wash each potato, rub with oil and sprinkle with a little sea salt. (This will help the skin to get lovely and crispy).
  3. 3Place the potatoes directly on to the oven shelf and bake for around an hour or until tender.
  4. 4Remove from the oven and cut in half lenghways.
  5. 5Scoop out the middles and mash them in a bowl with the butter and cream cheese. Scoop them back in to the potato, decorate and serve. (Or serve and let the kids decorate their own!)