Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Broccoli Stuffed Creamy Potatoes

Stuffed Potatoes, both white and sweet potatoes are a treat for us.  I have made them for years but usually, I cop out and simply mash down a little on the potato while in the skin and the plop a vegetable and some cheese on top.  I microwave it and voila, there is a good stuffed potato.

I decided to put more effort into these and see if it made a difference.  I scooped out most of the potato from the skin and mashed it with sour cream and some chopped broccoli and scallions plus a little red pepper and it became creamier and the whole potato when stuffed was different.  The creamier potatoes made it much  better and I am betting that this is the way, I will make these, from now on.

Broccoli Stuffed Creamy Potatoes

Ingredients:

5 medium potatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups of chopped broccoli
3 scallions, sliced
1 cup Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Wash potato skins well so they can be eaten too.

In a 400 degree 0ven, bake potatoes for about an hour or until fork pierces and the potato is firm but easy to cut.

While potatoes are baking, microwave broccoli for a few minutes.  Each microwave is different and each person's taste as to whether s/he likes crispy or softer broccoli.  Put aside in a small bowl.

Shred cheddar cheese and put aside.

Slice scallions and add to broccoli.

Remove potatoes from oven and slice down middle, making two attached halves.  Scoop out almost all the potato and mash with sour cream.  Add broccoli and scallions.

Season with salt and pepper.

Refill the potato skins and top with Cheddar.  

Return to oven for a few minutes until cheddar melts nicely.


Remove and transfer to plates.  Serve with a salad or green vegetable.  If you would like another protein, salmon sounds delightful.

Eat and enjoy.

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5 comments:

  1. I would make a meal out of this it looks so filling.

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  2. I do this on occasion, too, and Bill loves them! I've never added veggies, but yours look wonderful!!!

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  3. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning

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  4. These look scrumptious, Chaya! I love Stuffed Potatoes and this recipe really appeals to me. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. I'm sorry it took me so long to get here. I relaunched my website last week at AprilJHarris.com :-)

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