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Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 2

Ingredients

  • 2 2baking potatobaking potatoes

Cheesy Broccoli Sauce

  • 1 cup 1cupbroccoli floretbroccoli florets, chopped
  • 4 4slices back bacon, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped onion
  • 2 tsp 2tspall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupmilk
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupshredded old Cheddar cheese
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Preparation

Scrub and prick potatoes; bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 1 hour or until tender. (Or microwave on High for 8 minutes.)

Cheesy Broccoli Sauce: Meanwhile, in skillet, bring 1/4 cup (50 mL) water to boil. Add broccoli; cover and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside. In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towel; chop and set aside.

Add onion to skillet; cook until softened. Stir in flour, cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in milk, salt and pepper, cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Add bacon and broccoli.

Cut potatoes lengthwise down centre almost but not all the way through. Scoop out flesh into sauce, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick shell. Stir filling until blended; spoon into shells.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 352 pro 21g total fat 10g sat fat 5g
carb 47g fibre 5g chol 42mg sodium 1,039mg

% RDI:

calcium 200 iron 21 vit A 13 vit C 88
folate 23
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