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Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

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Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes Number of Servings: 4
Actual Cooking Time:45 minutes Source: EatingWell
Food Groups: Meat & Beans, Milk & Milk Products, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beef , Egg & Cheese, Vegetables
Meal Type: Appetizers, Lunch Entrée, Snack
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Kids Can Help Make It , Kids Love It, Make Ahead
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Photo by Ken Burris. Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially when stuffed with a satisfying mixture of lean ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Add a tossed salad and you have a healthy and hearty meal that will leave you feeling good.

Ingredients:

4 medium russet Potatoes
8 ounces 90%-lean ground Beef
1 cup Broccoli florets, finely chopped
1 cup Water
1 cup reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour Cream
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground Pepper
3 Scallions, sliced

Preparation:

1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook at 50% power, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. (Or, use the “potato setting” on your microwave and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.)
2. Meanwhile, brown meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Increase heat to high, add broccoli and water to the skillet, cover, and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli; add to the meat.
3. Carefully cut off the top third of the cooked potatoes; reserve the tops for another use. Scoop the insides out into a medium bowl. Place the potato shells in a small baking dish. Add 1/2 cup Cheddar, sour cream, salt and pepper to the potato insides and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add scallions and the potato mixture to the broccoli and meat; stir to combine.
4. Evenly divide the potato mixture among the potato shells and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Microwave on high until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 366
Total Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 535 mg
Carbohydrates: 41 g
Protein: 24 g
Fiber: 5 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C: 42 mg
Calcium: 200 mg
Iron:

Cook's Notes:

Vegetarian variation:
Replace the ground beef with a soy-based substitute or omit the beef altogether and increase the broccoli to 1 1/2 cups and the cheese to 1 1/4 cups.

To Make Ahead: Prepare and stuff potatoes. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Microwave and serve.