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




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; carbohydrates 46.9g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 5.1g; fat 7g; saturated fat 3.9g; cholesterol 20.1mg; vitamin a iu 846.6IU; vitamin c 43mg; folate 67.3mcg; calcium 216.2mg; iron 2.4mg; magnesium 69.5mg; potassium 1110mg; sodium 139.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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