Who loves potatoes? I certainly do, especially as double stuffed potatoes! I love baking them as a side dish and also eating them as a meal that is satisfying, comforting and nutritious at the same time. Sometimes I don’t feel like a huge dinner at night, so I prepare these in advance and top them with whatever I have leftover in the fridge. Here is my favorite recipe for double stuffed potatoes with broccoli and swiss cheese!
- 4 Russet Potatoes, washed and dried
- 1 Head of broccoli, washed and chopped up, stem included
- 2 Tbsp Kosher salt
- 4 slices Swiss Cheese
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Poke about 10 holes in each potato with a fork. In a bowl, toss potatoes lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with Kosher salt. Bake on the middle rack of your oven for 1 hour on a cookie sheet (flipping them over after 30 minutes). If baking more than 4 potatoes at a time, increase cooking time by 15 minutes per potato.
- While potatoes are cooking in the oven, start preparing the broccoli. Choose your method of cooking broccoli. (I prefer to steam it: Place an inch or two of water in the bottom of a small pot. It you have a steamer basket, place it in the pot, making sure that the water comes just to the bottom of the steamer but does not cover it. Bring the water to a boil. Place the broccoli florets in the steamer basket or into the water at the bottom of the pot. Cover the pot and let the broccoli steam for about five minutes until it turns dark green). Once tender, finely chop up all of the broccoli and stem and place into a bowl.
- Once baked potatoes are finished, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool a bit before splitting them open. Once you are ready, you will cut the potatoes down the middle, allowing you to open them up and scoop out the flesh. Place as much of the potato flesh into your bowl of broccoli. Then toss the broccoli bits and potato all together until well mixed.
- Take your spoon and stuff each potato skin with the broccoli-potato mixture. Add salt and pepper to each potato if desired. Top each potato side with a half slice of swiss cheese. Bake or broil for a few minutes just until the cheese the fully melted. Enjoy!
There are a TON of ways that you can make double stuffed potatoes. You can try doing a double stuffed potato with other sauteed vegetables, meats (like steak, ham, or diced chicken), real or imitation crab, a variety of cheeses, or even stuffed as a fully loaded baked potato (bacon, chives, cheese, sour cream….yum!).
How do you like your double stuffed potatoes? I’m always looking for great combinations to cook up!