In this healthy baked potato recipe we top the potatoes with broccoli (use up your leftover cooked broccoli!) and a quick Cheddar cheese sauce in a crowd-pleasing favorite. The potatoes are cooked in the microwave, so this easy meal is done in less than 30 minutes. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1994

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  • Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook at 50% power, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. (Or, use the "potato setting" on your microwave and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions.)

  • Heat 3/4 cup of the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until steaming, about 4 minutes.

  • Stir together flour and the remaining 1/4 cup milk in a cup until smooth. Add to the hot milk, stirring constantly until the mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Season with salt and cayenne.

  • Distribute broccoli over the baked potatoes, top with the cheese sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; 7 g total fat; 3.9 g saturated fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 140 mg sodium. 1110 mg potassium; 46.9 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 11.3 g protein; 847 IU vitamin a iu; 43 mg vitamin c; 67 mcg folate; 216 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 70 mg magnesium;