Christmas 'Dinner Jackets'

  • Christmas 'Dinner Jackets' Recipe
  • Christmas 'Dinner Jackets' recipe
  • Christmas 'Dinner Jackets' recipe
  • Christmas 'Dinner Jackets' recipe
  • Christmas 'Dinner Jackets' recipe
  • Christmas 'Dinner Jackets' recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 60+ minutes to cook
  • 2 adults and a baby
  • How to make

2 Jacket potatoes or sweet potatoes
Drizzle of olive oil for cooking
2 large handfuls leftover cooked Christmas vegetables of your choice, such as roast parsnips, roast carrots, sprouts, broccoli etc.
2 large handfuls of leftover Christmas steamed leeks (if you don’t have any – sauté some fresh)
2 large handfuls left over cooked Christmas turkey or chicken
150ml 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)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 220°C / 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

Step 2

Meanwhile, finely chop the left over vegetables, leeks and turkey/chicken into small bite size pieces

Step 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 leftover leeks, sauté 2 freshly, finely chopped leeks first for about 10 minutes: leeks ensure a good balanced flavour

Step 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

Step 5

Cut the cooked potatoes in half, fluff up the contents and add the creamy vegetable and meat topping

Step 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


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Recipe notes

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.

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