Today I’m sharing one of my new favorite ways to eat baked potatoes with this easy, hearty and filling Broccoli Cheddar Potato Casserole!
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So I was in a little dilemma this weekend. I had these two beautiful heads of broccoli I needed to cut from the garden, and wasn’t exactly sure what I was gonna do with them.
Then I stumbled across a recipe for twice-baked broccoli cheddar baked potatoes on Pinterest and thought… “I can integrate this into my baked potato casserole recipe!”
This is seriously just like a broccoli cheddar twice-baked potato… but in an easy casserole form the whole family will enjoy without having to prepare each baked potato individually. The leftovers are even better the next day. A win-win situation here! 🙂
You can also prepare this ahead of time in the casserole dish and bake the next day. I included bacon pieces in this recipe, because what’s a baked potato without BACON?! But if you want to make this a vegetarian side dish, just omit the bacon.
This is a good way to sneak in veggies for picky eaters, and would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu for the potato lovers in your family. Enjoy! 🙂Print
- 3 large baking potatoes
- 3 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets (about 2 heads)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 2/3 cups sour cream (more or less, depending upon desired consistency)
- 1 (2.8-ounce) package bacon recipe pieces
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives OR 1 green onion, sliced
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Thoroughly wash and scrub potatoes. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Wrap each potato tightly with foil.
- Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until tender.
- About 10 minutes before potatoes are done, fill a medium saucepan about 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add broccoli and gently boil for 5 minutes. Drain broccoli in a colander.
- Remove potatoes from foil, place in a large bowl and coarsely chop potatoes with a knife (skin included).
- Add butter, salt and pepper. Stir with a large spoon until butter is melted.
- Add sour cream, bacon pieces, chives (or sliced green onion) and cheese. Stir to combine.
- Add cooked broccoli florets and gently stir to combine.
- Spoon into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and bake for 15 minutes, or until completely heated and cheese is melted.