Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins #SundaySupper

For a delicious, crowd-pleasing appetizer featuring Idaho® potatoes, try this easy recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins {gluten free}

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Potato skins are always a fun appetizer. What is not to love with a crispy potato shell filled with so many tasty possibilities!  These Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins are inspired by the ever popular appetizer, only made a little healthier with broccoli and skipping sour cream and butter.  Of course there is plenty of cheddar cheese to keep things delicious!

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For this recipe, I typically use Idaho® russet potatoes, though any variety of Idaho® potatoes will work (adjust ingredient amounts and bake time accordingly for baking the potatoes). Once the potatoes are in the oven baking, I shred the cheddar cheese and prepare the broccoli filling.

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The broccoli filling is simple – first, steam the broccoli florets, let them cool and chop. Next, sauté chopped onion, garlic and then add the chopped broccoli, toss around until combined and set aside.

Once the potatoes are softened and cooled, cut them in half and scoop out the flesh (which can be reserved for another use, like mashed potatoes). Spray the skins and put them back in the oven to get all crispy, golden and delicious.  Then simply fill with broccoli mixture, top with cheese and bake until melty and enjoy!

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For another delicious twist on potato skins, try these Baked Potato Skin Pizzas which use the potato skin as the pizza crust and are topped with sauce, cheese and your favorite pizza toppings. In the post, I decorated them for Halloween, but they can be topped and decorated any which way. They are delicious!

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Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins
Yields: 8 potato skins
  • 4 Idaho® russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with a fork
  • Cooking spray
  • Sea salt
  • 8 ounces broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 450F°. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place potatoes on lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until softened. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Cut each potato in half, lengthwise. Scoop out flesh, leaving about ¼-inch of potato on skin (reserve potato flesh for another use, like mashed potatoes). Spray skin-side of potato with cooking spray, sprinkle with sea salt and place flesh-side down on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  4. Meanwhile, put broccoli in a microwavable bowl and cook for 3 minutes, or until crisp tender.
  5. Heat oil in nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until softened (about 5 to 7 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Reduce heat to medium, add broccoli and stir until heated through. Put in a bowl, add ½ cheddar cheese and stir until combined.
  6. Fill each skin with broccoli mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

This week Sunday Supper is partnering up with the Idaho Potato Commission to create delicious appetizers recipes featuring Idaho® potatoes. With so many creative recipes from the Sunday Supper bloggers this week, I look forward to cooking my way down this list of tasty appetizers.  Enjoy!

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  1. These look delicious – I’d sit down and eat them for breakfast also! A great appetizer!

  2. So great to have a healthier aspect to potato skins. The green broccoli makes the a whole lot prettier too.

  3. Love this healthier version of one of our favorite apps!

  4. These sound absolutely amazing! I love broccoli on my potatoes!

  5. I just love these!

  6. Oooh, I love that you added broccoli! That healthy twists means I can go back for seconds!

  7. YUM!! I just told Kevin that I was craving a broccoli cheddar potato!!

  8. I love broccoli & cheese potatoes.

  9. Broccoli and cheese are a perfect idea for potatoes!

  10. My favorite flavors in a potato skin–yum!

  11. Dear Alida, stuffed potato skins are such a delicious treat. These look fantastic! A perfect side..I have to try this soon. xo, Catherine

  12. This is a super fun twist on traditional potato skins! I could easily make a meal out of these.

  13. I love, love stuffed potato skins, and this flavor combo is perfect!!

  14. Totally love these! And I know my kids would too.

  15. Yes! Potato skins are always tasty but I love when they are stuffed with hearty and delicious toppings. Love this broccoli cheddar twist.

  16. My kids LOVE broccoli cheddar everything. AND potatoes. This is such a great combo!

  17. These look so so delicious and flavorful!

  18. I could eat the whole plate! These look fabulous!

  19. I love potato skins … and I really love broccoli … so your broccoli and cheddar stuffed potato skins are perfect for me! Thanks!

  20. That looks like DINNER to me! I have it on my plan for next week!

  21. Love this combination of flavors plus mixing some healthy ingredients with a fun appetizer.

  22. I love that you stuffed these with broccoli cheddar cheesy goodness!

  23. These make me want to sit down in front of the tv and veg out 🙂 Love a good stuffed potato!

  24. Those look absolutely delicsh!!! gona ask the gf to try these out for us 🙂