An easy and delicious recipe for Broccoli and Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes!
You can try to resist the temptation of comfort food this time of year… or, you can be like me, and just lean on into it. I vote lean. These broccoli and cheddar twice-baked potatoes are just waiting for your embrace. Aside from making you drool, these babies are sure to satisfy any cheesy/carby/cozy food cravings.
- And convenient
Each little potato boat is loaded with silky smooth mashed potatoes, broccoli (for our veggie fix!), and tons of cheesy goodness. These are the best!
Wondering what the heck a twice-baked potato is? Read on!
Twice-baked potatoes, much like biscotti, require two – almost back to back – baking sessions. Thus, they are “twice-baked”. The first baking session is to soften the potatoes; you’ll need their centers to be soft enough to be easily scooped out.
P.S. This is where things get really delicious. First you mash the scooped out potato with butter…
then you add in Greek yogurt, milk, cheese, broccoli, and spices. ↓ Mmmm!
The second baking session is to warm the newly stuffed potatoes, crisp up their skins, and melt the magical cheese piled on top.
P.S. I kept these vegetarian, but if you feel inclined to get meaty, go ahead and toss some bacon bits on top of these bad boys. I won’t judge.
So much texture! So much flavor! So much YUM.
This recipe makes 8 twice-baked potatoes, which is a TON of potato if you’re a smaller household. That said, if you’re serving a crowd or have a wonderfully large family, this recipe can easily be doubled to suit your needs.
Twice-baked potatoes are totally make-ahead friendly!
Remember earlier when I said these where convenient? Well here’s why! Twice-baked potatoes can be assembled, stuffed, and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also individually wrap each potato (minus the cheese) in aluminum foil and pop them in the freezer for up to two months. In my experience, cheese does not hold up well in the freezer, so you’ll want to save that step for baking day. The frozen potatoes will need about 12 hours to thaw before baking, so remember to transfer them from the freezer to the fridge the day before you plan to use them.
I really, really hope you make these! Paired with a light salad, you’ve got yourself a whole meal. Maybe you can even skip the salad and just eat two potatoes…
Just an idea ?