Air-Fryer Broccoli & Cheese Baked Potatoes

Air-Fryer Broccoli & Cheese Baked Potatoes

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From: EatingWell.com, January 2019

This side dish gives you the best of two potato favorites. Tender baked potato halves are topped with a creamy Cheddar cheese and broccoli filling, then they're air-fried to create crispy skins. Air fryers require a lot less oil than deep fryers, which leaves room for an extra sprinkle of cheese.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 4 medium russet potatoes (about 6-7 oz. each)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup extra-sharp shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped broccoli florets
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chopped chives for garnish

Preparation

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  1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate; microwave on High for 5 minutes. Flip the potatoes and microwave for another 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat ¾ cup milk in a small saucepan to a simmer over medium-high heat. Whisk the remaining ¼ cup milk and flour in a small bowl until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the pan and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Reserve 2 tablespoons Cheddar. Stir the remaining Cheddar into the pan until blended and smooth. Stir in broccoli, salt and cayenne.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half; gently mash the inside of each potato just until loose and crumbly. Layer 4 potato halves at a time in the basket of an air fryer. Top each with ¼ cup of the broccoli mixture, then divide 1 tablespoon Cheddar among the potatoes.
  4. Cook the potatoes at 350°F until the cheese is melted and the potato skins are crispy, about 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, broccoli mixture and Cheddar.
  5. Top the potatoes with chives, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 stuffed potato half
  • Per serving: 137 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 38 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 444 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 107 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 148 mg sodium; 556 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ high-fat protein

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