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6.19.2011

Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked 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 dang bad for ya. These twice baked potatoes are freakin' delicious! Their 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 your looking for an easy dinner to make on weeknights, you could whip these up and have a side salad to go along with. When I made them for us that's exactly what we did. It was a perfect meatless, yet satisfying meal!



Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes
Recipe by: Once a Month Mom
8 servings
  • 4 medium Potatoes
  • 1 cup Broccoli florets, steamed (or use frozen broccoli and microwave according to pkg directions)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Directions:  Wash and poke holes in each potato. Cover each in foil. Bake at 400 degrees for an hour.
Remove from oven and unwrap the foil. Let them cool for 30 minutes.

*Use a hot pad or kitchen towel while handling the potatoes, they will be very HOT*
Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out the insides leaving a 1/4 inch in the skin. Place all the scooped out middles in a large bowl. Set the potato skins onto a cookie sheet.

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.
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.





























Linked up at Mandy's Recipe Box

24 comments:

Aimee said...

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

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

I've never made twice baked potatoes but I love eating them! Having the broccoli in them will make me feel less guilty about all the carbs and cheese in them! Bookmarked!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Those look delicious. I have made similar potatoes, but never with broccoli. This recipe is a must try.

Muriel Miller said...

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 :)

Lizzy said...

These look fantastic! I've never put broccoli in my twice baked potatoes...but a little green sounds delicious~

Christine's Pantry said...

Sounds wonderful! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...

My life would not be complete without potatoes!!! haha This sounds right up my alley!

decocinasytacones said...

These look great!
Thanks for sharing.
Love from spain
Marialuisa

Siggy Spice said...

Jason's Deli got me started eating Cheddar Broccoli Soup over my baked potato....so, I am definately, FOR SURE trying this!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

They look delicious!

kitchen flavours said...

This looks delicious! I love it that you added broccoli! I love potatoes, any way it is done! I cannot imagine not having potatoes at all! Bookmarking this! Thank you!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Okay...this is really dangerous food. I can eat probably 4 pieces (or maybe more?). I love potatoes and now this is with cheese on top. What a great dish. I must bookmark this before I go. ;-)

Ali said...

Mmmm. Potatoes are just the best thing ever. These look awesome Holly :D

Val said...

You had me at twice baked potato!!!!! YUM

Amy said...

Pure genius!! I am definitely going to be making these this week!

JessicaH said...

Just added these to our weekly menu : D excited to try them!

Mary said...

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

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

These look so delicious. I've only ever had them the "traditional" way, but I love the idea of adding broccoli to them!

- Maggie

Cookin' Canuck said...

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!
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Christina said...

Such a great dinner idea. I have yet to make twice baked potatoes. They look awesome, broccoli is my fav too!

Aarthi said...

This is a WOW dish...Yummy...i love potatoes...

Anonymous said...

I think I'm gonna add some bacon bits to these and maybe some chives. Then they would be fully-loaded potato nirvana.

Mandy said...

I missed this one! WTH? I need to make these soon.

Anna F said...

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!