Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

Big potatoes are baked until hot and tender then topped with an irresistible broccoli cheese sauce. The sauce turns a boring baked potato into something completely crave-worthy.

I love when I can use simple, basic ingredients to turn out something special like this.

The cheese sauce begins with a garlic bechamel sauce and is made with a combination of Gouda and extra sharp cheddar. Broccoli loves cheese and garlic. This I know to be true by the delicious outcome.

You might of had these before in a steakhouse and now you can easily make them at home!

This is a side dish that eats like a main and will steal the show no matter what you serve alongside it.

Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

Ingredients:

4 large baking potatoes (like Russet or Idaho)
4 cups broccoli florets (before steaming)
3 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup whole milk
2 cups shredded cheese (I use a mix of Gouda and Extra Sharp Cheddar)
sea salt and fresh black pepper
2 - 3 slices crispy, crumbled bacon, optional

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Wash potatoes, prick with a fork a few times and wrap each one in aluminum foil. Bake until fork tender about 1 hour.
  2. About 40 minutes into potato cook time steam the broccoli until tender.
  3. When broccoli is cooked, melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat, add garlic and saute until fragrant, whisk in flour, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking often.
  4. Turn heat up to medium and slowly whisk in milk. When the milk starts to boil add cheese and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cooked broccoli. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Turn off the heat and put a lid on the pan to keep warm until the potatoes are ready.
  6. To serve slice potatoes lengthwise and spoon a generous amount of broccoli cheese sauce over top. Garnish with bacon if desired.
http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/broccoli-cheese-baked-potatoes-with-bacon/

Comments

  1. ann says

    Wow, Reeni, those pictures are fantastic. I want that potato now! I love baked potatoes and this would be a great way to have them as a main course. All the food groups are in this potato. Even my meat loving guys would be happy. I'll be making these soon. Yum!

  2. Federica says

    This isn't a simple side dish. These potatoes are gorgeous, rich in flavor and taste. Great ^__^ Bye bye, hope you have a wonderful day

  3. Ana Rita says

    Those potates are calling for me!!!I'm gonna grab a bite, can i???Just yummi…Kisses,Rita

  4. CrystalsCozyKitchen says

    I love baked potatoes with broccoli cheese. I also love the idea of adding bacon – YUM!

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