Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes

Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1994

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked small broccoli florets
  • Salt & cayenne pepper, to taste

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  1. 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.)
  2. Heat ¾ cup of the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until steaming, about 4 minutes.
  3. Stir together flour and the remaining ¼ 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.
  4. Distribute broccoli over the baked potatoes, top with the cheese sauce and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 288 calories; 7 g fat(4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 47 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 67 mcg folate; 20 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 847 IU vitamin A; 43 mg vitamin C; 216 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 140 mg sodium; 1,110 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value), Calcium (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ starch, ½ high fat meat

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