Broccoli Topped Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 23, 2008

This made for a perfect after church meal. Quick and easy…well, only if you bake the potatoes before you leave for church! Leftovers tonight.

Ingredients
6-8 medium white potatoes ($.75) Potatoes are cheap everywhere right now!
2-4 T butter ($.35)
Salt and pepper
2 heads of broccoli ($1)
2 cups cheese ($1.22) There is a Shortcuts.com coupon for Kroger shredded cheese.
1/2 pineapple ($1) On sale this week at Kroger.
Here is how you cut a pineapple. And when you’re buying a pineapple, look for a more “yellow” pineapple and then smell it. If it has that sweet smell/scent, then buy it!

Directions
1. Pierce potatoes. Bake in baking dish for 1 hour at 350. Remove from oven and let cool. While cooling, play a round of “Hot Potato” with your kiddos. But don’t use a real Hot Potato!
2. Steam broccoli for 3-5 minutes in steamer.
3. Open up potatoes and mash. Add butter and salt and pepper. Top with broccoli and then cheese. Assemble quickly so cheese will melt over broccoli. If necessary, microwave to melt cheese. Serve with sour cream or ketchup or other favorite potato toppings.
4. Serve with fresh pineapple.

Cost $4.32

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Tammy November 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

How funny! We are doing a baked potato bar tonight for our church home group! Complete with broccoli & cheese, chili, butter, sour cream, ham and bacon! Hope we both have awesome potatoes!

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Angela in Ohio November 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm

My Kroger had bacon BOGO this week–I would have added some of that to give it a bit more protein. Looks yummy!

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Aleta November 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm

broccoli is a bit more expensive here in Oregon: about $1.79 a pound.But this does look yummy.

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Aliisa and Sundy November 23, 2008 at 4:17 pm

From Aliisa:

Just wanted to let you know that when buying a pineapple, if you just pull on one leaf gently and it comes out…the pineapple is perfect to buy.

My MIL taught me that and it works every time!!

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ms. less is always more November 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Ohhhh… yum! We had baked potatoes last week for a meal! Love it this time of year!

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Amber Lynae November 24, 2008 at 10:39 am

This looks very yummy.

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Melissa November 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm

That sounds good! We were just in Hawaii & had some really fresh pineapple!

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Shonda June 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I’ve been browsing your site to take a $5 Dinner/Pantry Challenge this week! Thanks so much for all the great ideas…..I’ve also done Sweet Potatoes w/ steamed broccoli and cheese!

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Sherry June 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I like to add diced tomatoes to my potatoes. I prefer roma because they squeeze out a little bit easier and have a firm skin. Now I want this for dinner :)

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