Loaded Baked Potatoes with Broccoli & Cheese

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Loaded Baked Potatoes with Broccoli & Cheese
Patricia Stagich

Baked potato, broccoli, cheese sauce

Fluffy baked potatoes loaded with steamed broccoli and smothered in a tasty cheese sauce.

Ready in
1 h
3
Servings
578
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the potatoes

  • 2-3 russet potatoes, rinsed and scrubbed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher Salt

Cheese Sauce

  • 3-1/2 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Steamed Broccoli

  • 3 Cups broccoli florets
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Directions

For the potatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Pierce potatoes two or three times on each side with a fork.
Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Bake directly on oven rack for one hour.
While potatoes are baking, make the cheese sauce.
 

Cheese Sauce

In a medium saucepan, add cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, pepper, milk and Worcestershire Sauce.  Bring to a boil over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken.  Reduce heat to low.

Add cheddar cheese and butter and whisk until smooth.

Steamed Broccoli

When potatoes are done, let cool for about 5 minutes or until they are cool enough to handle.
(Or play a game of Hot Potato with the kids)
While potatoes are cooling, steam about 3 cups broccoli florets in 2 Tbsp. water.
Microwave on high 4-5 minutes.

Cut a slit down the center of the potato and make a 'X' in the center.

Squish both sides of the potato to open up the skin.
Load up your potatoes with plenty of steamed broccoli and hot cheese sauce

Baked Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Baked Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
56%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
87%
Cholesterol
77mg
26%
Protein
18g
37%
Carbs
48g
16%
Vitamin A
340µg
38%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
12%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
43.5%
Vitamin C
78mg
100%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
412mg
41%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
93µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
93µg
23%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
84mg
21%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
411mg
59%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1233mg
35%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27%
Sodium
1003mg
42%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.6%
Trans
0.9g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
17%

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