Mar
10
2014

Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato

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Baked potatoes just got better with my Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato!

Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato by Picky Palate

How good are twice baked potatoes?!  I haven’t had one in years but had a craving to create my own this week after reading the latest Food Network Magazine.

So glad I did, what a treat they were.  I made a homemade broccoli and cheese sauce that gets mixed into the mashed potatoes before baking again.  Seriously I died.  Kick your diet to the curb for a day and indulge in these babies!

Let’s take a look at how to make em’!


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Bake 4 large potatoes at 375 degrees F. until fork tender.

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Cut off about 1/2 inch from the tops.

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Take a knife and cut around the border of the potato leaving about 1/2 inch edge.  Spoon out the centers and place into a bowl.

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Perfect!

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Time to get started on the mashed potatoes that will go back into the baked potato shells.

Seasoning potatoes

A little butter, salt, pepper, garlic salt and milk.  Simple.

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For the love of this broccoli cheese sauce.  No words…other than use the leftovers as a soup!

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I added 1 cup of the broccoli cheese sauce to the mashed potatoes then scooped it all back to the baked potato shells.

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Oh yah :)

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Top with cheese please and bake.  You’re welcome :)

Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato by Picky Palate

Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato

Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato by Picky PalatePrep time: 20 min | Cook time: 75 min | Total time: 1 hour 25 min

Ingredients

  • 4 large Russet potatoes
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Broccoli & Cheese Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 ounce bag broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pierce potatoes a couple times with a fork and wrap loosely in foil. Bake for 1 hour or until fork tender. Remove and cut off top 1/2 inch across tops. With a knife, cut around borders of potato leaving about 1/4 inch around edges. Spoon out centers and place into a bowl. Transfer to a mixer and add butter, salt, pepper, garlic salt and milk. Beat on low until well combined.
  2. To prepare sauce, melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in broth, continuously stirring until thickened. Add cheese and sour cream, stirring to combine.
  3. Steam broccoli florets until fork tender, drain then cut into small pieces. Add to cheese sauce.
  4. Add one cup of cheese sauce to mashed potatoes, mixing to combine then fill potato shells with mashed potatoes. Top with additional shredded cheese and bake for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped chives if desired. Serve warm.

Note: Use leftover broccoli cheese sauce as a soup. It is divine :)

Makes 4 Servings

 


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  1. 1

    Jenny these look so good! And thank you for keeping them veg and not doing the customary bacon that most people put on their twice baked potatoes. I would love one of these right now! Pinned

  2. 2

    I LOVE these! I have always just had bacon bits and cheese in my twice baked taters. loving that you added some veggies..and color!
    Pinned

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    Kathy says:

    Can you make these ahead of time?

  5. 5

    I love broccoli and cheese potatoes! Yum!

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness — SERIOUSLY craving these now at 9am! :) They really look awesome Jenny!

  7. 7
    Tieghan says:

    oh my!! Seriously these look insanely delicious!! What an awesome recipe!

  8. 8
    Maria says:

    Love broccoli and cheese together!

  9. 9

    Ahh this is like the best of both worlds!!

  10. 10

    Jenny- these are honestly like my favorite thing ever!! Love twice baked potatoes!

  11. 11
    Lin says:

    Your are pure evil genius! As soon as I take a break from my low carb I will be making these! Thank you!!!

  12. 12
    marla says:

    This looks soooooo good! Love the cheese :)

  13. 13
    Leanna says:

    Twice baked potatoes freeze great just let them cool down and put them in the freezer before the second bake. I like to make extra since there are so much work and then you have a nice treat when you are in a rush.

  14. 14

    I don’t even like potatoes really, but these look fantastic!! Loooove!

  15. 15
    Gaby says:

    Oh wow, this looks so wonderful!

  16. 16

    I love twice baked potatoes! And you can never go wrong with broccoli and cheddar!

  17. 17

    What i like the most of is you explained with the pics .And twice baked potato is really yummy.Seems have to write down on my dish book..lol

  18. 18

    This looks like an amazing treat! Just looking at the photo makes my mouth watery.

  19. 19

    Yeas, please. I don’t know why we never makes these at home.

  20. 20
    Jade says:

    It states 1 cup of shredded cheese twice in the directions. Is this a misprint, or are there supposed to be 2 seperate cups?

  21. 21

    Why am I not living inside your mouth?

  22. 22

    SO simple, but SO crave-worthy! Must make this :)

  23. 23
    Cailee says:

    Oh yum!! These look delicious!! I love baked potatoes! So filling and they’re still a veggie, right?! YUM!

  24. 24
    Nina says:

    Just made these…delicious! And you are absolutely right, the sauce makes an excellent soup! Happy to have the leftovers.

  25. 25
    Nikki says:

    We made these for dinner tonight and they were really good!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!! :)

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