Broccoli Topped Potatoes

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

Comments

  1. Tammy says

    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!

  2. Angela in Ohio says

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

  3. Aliisa and Sundy says

    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!!

  4. Shonda says

    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!

  5. Sherry says

    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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