Twice Baked Potato Bowl – Baby reds are steamed, mashed, loaded with delicious toppings and then drizzled with a cheesy broccoli sauce. Tastes just like a twice baked potato, but prepared in record time!
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The last couple weeks around here have been pretty chaotic – a good kind of chaotic. I’ve been doing a lot of party planning. My husband, Josh, and daughter, Cora, celebrated their birthdays last month and this month my son, Dane, and I get to celebrate ours. Let’s just say we’ve gone through a lot of wrapping paper and have eaten lots of cake in the past few weeks. 🙂
In fact, I’ve been so caught up in party planning that my meal planning has fallen by the wayside. That’s when I rely on my tried and true recipes that take literally minutes to prepare. This Twice Baked Potato Bowl is one of them!
You microwave them right in the bag, so there’s no mess or clean up. Oh, and get this. . .they’re ready in 8 minutes!
After steaming the potatoes, you dump them right into a bowl. Pretty easy, right?
Add some cheese, heavy cream, sour cream and seasonings and you’re on your way to twice baked potato heaven.
But unlike traditional twice baked potatoes, you don’t have to bake these twice or do any scooping. All you do is steam, mash and add in lots of goodies. They end up tasting just like a twice baked potato – just a lot easier to prepare when you’re short on time. 😉
This recipe makes two larger bowls or four smaller bowls. After the potatoes are mashed, I divide them between bowls and top them with freshly grated cheese, diced ham, steamed broccoli, bacon pieces and fresh green onions. Once you mix all of the ingredients together and the cheese gets all melty, it’s oh so good!
It’s such an easy and delicious meal. The entire family loves these bowls because you really can top them with whatever you like. It’s really a complete meal!
My kiddos have even been known to heat these potatoes up for breakfast and top them with just ham and cheese. They choose these bowls even over some of their favorite casserole dishes!
To take these bowls to the next level, I occasionally add some broccoli cheese sauce.
Mmmm. . .yep, that’s what I’m talking about. This is my husband’s favorite way to eat this twice baked potato bowl.
So, although I haven’t been as on top of meal planning as I should be lately, I’m so thankful for recipes like this that I can throw together quickly and are still fresh and delicious! I’d love to hear what else YOU would put in your twice baked potato bowl.
Twice Baked Potato Bowl
Baby reds are steamed, mashed, loaded with delicious toppings and then drizzled with a cheesy broccoli sauce. Tastes just like a twice baked potato but prepared in record time!
For the Potatoes
- 1.5 pound bag Side Delights® Steamables™ Red Potatoes
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
For the Potato Toppings
- 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese (don’t use packaged cheese; it will clump when melting)
- 2 cups steamed broccoli
- 1 cup diced cooked ham, warmed
- 1/2 cup bacon pieces (I cheat and buy the bagged kind) 🙂
- 1/2 cup fresh green onions, chopped
For the Cheesy Broccoli Sauce
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup steamed broccoli, cut into tiny pieces
For the Potatoes
- Microwave potatoes as directed on package.
- Transfer to large bowl, add butter, heavy cream, sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper.
- Mash until ingredients are well combined.
- Divide mashed potatoes between bowls.
- Top with grated cheese, steamed broccoli, ham, bacon pieces and green onions.
- Drizzle with cheesy broccoli sauce.
For the Cheesy Broccoli Sauce
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
- Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth.
- Add milk gradually and bring to a boil.
- Stir constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Add the cheese and stir until melted.
- Add the cooked broccoli pieces.
Recipe makes two larger bowls or four smaller bowls.
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