Oh my goodness these are my most favourite thing to make at the moment. These are my “cant be bothered to make potato bake or salad so this is the next best thing” cheat meal. We served these on Boxing Day along with salad, ham and chicken. Was so delicious and easy.

We eat these as a side or as a main. They are as filling as you make them. Below I have included a list of topping ideas. The list is endless.

Topping ideas:


Not So Baked Potatoes

  • Serving Size: 4

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 65


  • 4 medium to large potatoes (really large potatoes will require much longer cooking)
  • Hot water
  • Toppings of choice


  1. Cut each potato into quarters almost the whole way through.
  2. Wrap in aluminum foil losely. If you wrap too toghtly they will take longer to cook.
  3. Fill bowl with hot water to fill line.
  4. Place potatoes into steaming attachment.
  5. Cook on steaming temperature, speed 4 for 30 minutes
  6. After 30 minutes, turn potatoes over.
  7. Top bowl up more hot water if required.
  8. Cook for up to an additional 30 minutes on speed 4, steaming temperature until very soft. There is nothing worse than crunchy potatoes.
  9. Top with toppings of choice and serve.


  • If you do not have a tmx, you can bake the potatoes in your oven for 1 hour at 200 degrees instead of steaming.


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  1. Erin January 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    I put the potatoes in varoma but they took over an hour and half to cook. Is this normal? And was I suppose to pierce foil to help cooking process. Thanks.

    • Peta January 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm - Reply

      How big were your potatoes? I use medium size to ensure they fit nicely. Different sized will take longer.
      Did you use a Thermomix or another brand machine? Some take much longer to heat up.
      Did you fill with hot water to cook or cold? Cold will require longer.
      Did you wrap them super tightly?

    • Peta January 19, 2015 at 10:33 pm - Reply

      Ive also just updated the recipe to clarify a few points.

  2. Jaime January 23, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

    New to the Thermie world…. What is steaming temp? Looking forward to trying this recipe : )

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