Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

BroccoliCheeseMeatlessPotatoesSide Dish

broccoli cheese potatoes   Remember when I was admitting my carb addiction… I wasn’t kidding. Potatoes are another big love of mine. I could eat french fries all day long if they werent so bad for you.

    These twice baked potatoes are so delicious! They’re a little different from the common twice-baked potato that have bacon and green onion. These ones are packed full of flavor with sour cream, ranch dressing, garlic powder and my most favorite veggie ever… broccoli.

 

   This is a perfect side dish to bring along to your 4th of July barbecue! Or if you’re looking for an easy dinner to make on weeknights, you could whip these up and have a side salad to go with it. When I made them for us that’s exactly what we did. It was a perfect meatless, yet satisfying meal!

  

Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, steamed (or use frozen broccoli and microwave according to pkg directions)
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Wash and poke holes in each potato. Cover each in foil. Bake at 400 F° for 1 hour.
  2. **Potatoes will obviously be hot when they're done! Use a hot pad or kitchen towel while handling the potatoes**
  3. Carefully remove potatoes from oven and unwrap the foil. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out the insides leaving a ¼ inch in the skin. Place all the scooped out middles in a large bowl. Set the potato skins onto a cookie sheet.
  5. Mash the potatoes with a fork, mash only until lumpy, not smooth. Then add the broccoli, ranch dressing, sour cream, garlic powder and ONE cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Mix together well.
  6. Spoon the mixture into each of the potato skins. Top each with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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26 thoughts on “Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

  1. I love carbs too, and I love twice baked potatoes. My easy shortcut though is skip the sour cream and the Ranch and substitute Dean’s french onion instead. So good! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Aimee

  2. Wow its like you read my mind! I have never made twice baked potatoes before but really wanted to give them a try this week and now that I have this yummy recipe I will definitely be giving them a try! Im with Haley on the broccoli to 🙂

  3. These sound absolutely delightful. I love double stuffed potatoes and your filling sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  4. This is the perfect comfort dish. What a great side dish for a summertime barbecue.

    It is vegetarian week at Get Grillin’ we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
    This week we have a ManPans giveaway. http://bit.ly/k1tKeY

  5. A lot of your recipes remind me of something MKF Fisher’s book “how to cook a wolf” this type of cooking goes against all things I learned growing up as a kid about a “balanced meal” but I can see now that you can have a deliciously nutritious meal without having to have a meat, a carb, a veggie, and a dessert to finish. I like your ideas!

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