Cooking at Home - Broccoli Baked Potatoes

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Published Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Makes: 6 Servings

Use those broccoli stalks in this dish instead of throwing them away. This makes a delicious side, a hearty snack, or a light meal.  

Ingredients

  • 6 potatoes, medium
  • 3 broccoli stalks
  • 1/4 cup milk, 1%
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, low-fat shredded
  • salt and pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350degF.
  2. Scrub potatoes. Prick the skin with a fork in several places.
  3. Baked at 350degF for 30-60 minutes, until soft, depending on size.
  4. Peel broccoli stems. Steam broccoli just until tender and chop into small pieces.
  5. Slices the potatoes in half. Scoop the insides into a bowl with the broccoli. Add milk, 3/4 cup cheese, salt and pepper. Mash together until the mixture is pale green with dark green flecks.
  6. Put the potato mixture into the potato skins and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. Microwave to heat through.

Notes

Potatoes can be microwaved instead of baked.

Source: University of Maryland Cooperative Extension

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 potato, 1/6 of recipe

Nutrients

Amount

Total Calories

206

Total Fat

2 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Cholesterol

4 mg

Sodium

138 mg

Carbohydrates

39 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

3 g

Added Sugars included

0 g

Protein

10 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg

Calcium

124 mg

Iron

2 mg

Potassium

973 mg

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