Broccoli Baked Potatoes

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Use those broccoli stalks in this dish instead of throwing them away. This makes a delicious side, a hearty snack, or a light meal.  

Ingredients

6 potatoes, medium
3 broccoli stalks
1/4 cup milk, 1%
1 cup cheddar cheese, low-fat shredded
  salt and pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Scrub potatoes. Prick the skin with a fork in several places.
3. Baked at 350°F for 30-60 minutes, until soft, depending on size.
4. Peel broccoli stems. Steam broccoli just until tender and chop into small pieces.
5. Slices the potatoes in half. Scoop the insides into a bowl with the broccoli. Add milk, 3/4 cup cheese, salt and pepper. Mash together until the mixture is pale green with dark green flecks.
6. Put the potato mixture into the potato skins and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. Microwave to heat through.

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Notes

Potatoes can be microwaved instead of baked. For instructions see Microwave Baked Potato Recipe.

 

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