Cheesy Beans and Pesto Jacket Potatoes (cooked in oven or air fryer) by Jo Harding – Modern Food Stories
Cooking time: 60
Step 1 - Preheat the oven or air fryer
Preheat the oven or air fryer to 200c.
Step 2 - Prepare the potatoes
Prick the potatoes with a fork and spray with oil, rub in to cover. Sprinkle with salt and the optional garlic powder and rub again.
Step 3 - Cook the potatoes
If using an air fryer, place the potatoes in the basket and cook for 40-50 minutes until fork tender. Rotate after about 25 minutes so they are golden all over.
If using an oven, place the potatoes on a greaseproof lined baking tray and roast for 15 minutes. Turn down the heat to 170c and cook for 45-60 minutes or until soft inside.
Step 4 - Heat the beans
Heat the beans in a pan until warm.
Step 5 - Assemble your jackets
Make a slit in the top of each cooked potato, squeeze the sides, add the butter and beans and top with grated cheese and Seggiano pesto. Place under the grill for a few minutes to melt the cheese if you prefer.
Step 6 - To serve
Serve with cracked black pepper and some fresh parsley.