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Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially when stuffed with a satisfying mixture of lean ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Add a tossed salad and you have a healthy and hearty meal that will leave you feeling good.


4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes


  • 4medium russet potatoes
  • 8ounces 90%-lean ground beef
  • 1cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 1cup water
  • 1cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3scallions, sliced


  1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook on Medium, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. (Or use the “potato setting” on your microwave and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions.)
  2. Meanwhile, brown meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Increase heat to high, add broccoli and water to the pan, cover, and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli; add to the meat.
  3. Carefully cut off the top third of the cooked potatoes; reserve the tops for another use. Scoop out the insides into a medium bowl. Place the potato shells in a small baking dish. Add 1/2 cup Cheddar, sour cream, salt and pepper to the potato insides and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add scallions and the potato mixture to the broccoli and meat; stir to combine.
  4. Evenly divide the potato mixture among the potato shells and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Microwave on High until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.


Prepare and stuff potatoes. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Microwave and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 274kcal
Carbohydrate Total 24g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 2g
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 52mg
Sodium 514mg
Protein 22g
Potassium 740mg
Calcium 187mg
Chromium 1mcg
Folate 45mcg
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 4mg
Vitamin B3 3mg

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