Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes #SundaySupper

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Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here and it’s time to eat some green! Thank you Foodie Stuntman of Crazy Foodie Stunts for hosting today’s #SundaySupper!

For today’s #SundaySupper, I debated making swiss chard, spinach or asparagus but my kids requested Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes for Saint Patrick’s Day dinner and I could not refuse. As Spud says  “it’s green stuffed in a potato — perfect for Saint Patty’s Day!” It’s such an easy way to get my picky 5 year- old to eat some green – maybe it will work for your kids 2! In fact, this recipe gets applause from my kids every time I serve it for dinner. So gather your family around the table and eat your greens (along with potatoes and cheese). This stuffed potato is the perfect side to a nice, juicy steak! Enjoy!

First, wrap your potatoes in foil and bake in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour until they are fork tender. During the last 5 minutes of baking, steam your broccoli florets for 3-5 minutes until they are bright green but still a little crunchy.

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When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, make a cross in the top and carefully peel back the skin.

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Next, scoop out the inside of the potato, leaving just enough in the skin to keep the shape. I leave the potatoes on the foil the entire time to minimize the mess. Scoop the potato into a medium bowl and add the butter, milk, salt and pepper and mash it to your desired consistency. We like ours a little chunky but feel free to make them mashed, light and fluffy! Then fold in the cheese.

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I’m starting to get excited… this is going to be super yummy….I can’t wait!!

Next, fold in the beautiful green broccoli…have I said “yum” yet??? OMG…

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Now here comes the fun part: stuff the potatoes!

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Next, fold up the foil around the edges and pop it back in the oven for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and oh so gooey!

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Here it is…luscious, gooey goodness…is there anything better then a baked potato bursting with yummy flavors??? I think not!

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Time to dig in! Cheers!

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Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1 medium head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • 2 tbs. skim milk
  • A pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cover potatoes in foil and bake for 1 hour or until tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Steam broccoli for 5 minutes until bright green and still a little crunchy
  4. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, open the foil packet and make a + on the top of them and carefully pull back the skin.
  5. Remove the inside potato leaving a little in the shell to keep the shape.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine potato butter, milk, salt and pepper and ½ cup cheese. I leave mine a little chunky but feel free to mash it right up.
  7. Gently fold in the broccoli
  8. Divide potato and broccoli mixture among the empty potato skins and top with remaining cheese.
  9. Fold the foil around the potato skins and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and gooey.

Be sure to check out all of the Green dishes for #SundaySupper – everything is here from green foods to beverages to desserts! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! ☺

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Comments

  1. Gosh, you’ve inspired me with a meatless meal this Lent! I could easily have your gorgeous broccoli stuffed potatoes for my entree. YUM!

  2. I’m right there with your kids waving my hand wildly for these potatoes. :) Nice cooking with you for Sunday Supper.

  3. Ahhhhh. To me, this is comfort food at it’s finest! Think I’ll have to make one for breakfast :)

  4. YUM! I love how you have your broccoli and cheese in a potato! It looks delicious!!

  5. I love stuffed potatoes! Great job. :)

  6. Now why have I never thought of putting broccoli in baked potatoes?!?! Fantastic!

  7. I would love to dig into these Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes! What a bonus that your 5 year old loves them, too!

  8. Broccoli and cheese is my favorite potato topping.

  9. Love this. What could be better than cheese, broccoli and a potato in one? Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  10. Nice; sounds like the perfect dinner to me as well.

  11. I think I could get my kids to even eat Broccoli this way :)

  12. Cheese, broccoli florets and potatoes, love it all!!! It looks so delicious!!

  13. spuds with health benefits — yum!

  14. What a fabulous idea to change up a typical baked potato! I love it! :) Now I’m hungry!

  15. Great side dish for anytime!

  16. So I have a husband that doesn’t like baked potatoes and that just makes me crave it even more. I think I need to make some for my lunches.

  17. My perfect dinner. Meatless Monday, Weekday Supper, Sunday Supper…it works for EVERY NIGHT!

  18. These are so yummy and the best thing about this dish is it has cheese..!!!i will try on this weekend breakfast!!!

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