Do try making this scrumptious Baked Potatoes With Broccoli And Cheese for your next gathering at home. The potatoes can be baked ahead, just top with fillings and pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes before your guests arrive. That simple and it tastes great!
Baked Potatoes With Broccoli And Cheese
6 Medium Red Potatoes, scrubbed
1 Head (250 g) Broccoli, cut into small florets
120 g Grated Jalapeno Jack Cheese or White Cheddar
120 g Grated Sharp Cheddar
3 Strips of Grilled /Cooked Bacon, break into smaller pieces
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
Place the potatoes on a large baking tray. Bake the potatoes for about 45 minutes, or until softened. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let the potatoes cool slightly.
Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for about 30 seconds and drain. Then plunge them into ice-cold water for 5 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
Cut each potato in half and scoop out the flesh and leaving about ¼ to ½ inch of the potato skin.
Turn the oven to 450˚F.
Fill the potato skin with broccoli, cheese, bacon, and season lightly with sea salt and black pepper. Bake the potatoes for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve the potatoes with warm or at room temperature.