loaded twice baked potato casserole
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If you’ve read more than a post or two, then you probably know that I have a very picky eater.
Stella has been a fussy eater for pretty much forever. Even as a baby, she knew what she liked and what she didn’t like. Unfortunately, what she likes is very little.
Now, I do not cater to this. I make one meal, and if she doesn’t like it, then she doesn’t eat. (man that makes me sound mean) She doesn’t like salmon but the rest of us love it, so she picks at the salmon and will eat the sides and salad.
I may not cater to her fussy eating habits, but when I do find something she enjoys, of course I am more than happy to make it for her.
Stella happens to LOVE potatoes. Mashed, baked, stuffed, of course french fries can’t blame her there, fries are SO good. One of her favorite meals is broccoli and cheddar stuffed baked potatoes. She would eat these all the time.
When I sat down to plan our our holiday menu, I wanted to include as many things as I could that she likes. Meat is not her thing, so ham and turkey will not make their way onto her plate. Cranberry sauce of course, and I wanted to do something a bit more than mashed potatoes.
This casserole is all of her favorite baked potato toppings in one easy to prepare holiday dish.
- 2lbs potatoes ( I used baby reds, but gold would be delicious as well) baked and quartered - seasoned with salt and pepper
- 2 cups of steamed broccoli florets
- 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar
- 1 cups of sour cream
- 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- heat oven to 350 degrees
- butter a casserole dish, add potatoes, broccoli, cheese, sour cream, and top with bacon
- bake in a pre-heated oven for 25 minutes
My fussy one is not a fan of onions, but this would be perfect topped with chives or diced green onion.
Potatoes are a delicious and nutritious side for any meal. One medium sized potato has only 110 calories, no fat, and no cholesterol. And I bet you didn’t know potatoes have more potassium than a banana (leave those skins on)
check out this video for more recipe ideas
For more information check out the US Potato Board and