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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1994


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 46.9g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 5.1g; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 3.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 20.1mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 846.6IU 17% DV; vitamin c 43mg 72% DV; folate 67.3mcg 17% DV; calcium 216.2mg 22% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 69.5mg 25% DV; potassium 1110mg 31% DV; sodium 139.7mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.