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Broccoli Cheese Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes (Easy + Freezer Friendly!)

Next time you’re craving comfort food, try these Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes with Broccoli. Crispy potato skin is loaded up with a delicious filling that includes plenty of broccoli, cheese, and bacon!

Creating This Recipe for Twice Baked Potatoes with Broccoli

Sometimes I just really crave a loaded baked potato. All that cheesy goodness with sour cream, green onions and bacon – I love it! It is comfort food at its finest.

Recently I had some fun in the kitchen experimenting with different variations of twice baked potatoes. That experimenting resulted in a delicious recipe for broccoli and cheese baked potatoes.

These loaded twice baked broccoli cheese potatoes have all the same goodness of a regular loaded baked potato, plus some broccoli all mixed together with the potato pulp, stuffed and baked to gooey perfection!

ingredients to make broccoli cheese loaded twice baked potatoes

Ingredients in Broccoli and Cheese Baked Potatoes

These twice baked broccoli cheese potatoes have a simple ingredients list. Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Sour Cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Chicken Broth
  • Fresh Broccoli Florets
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Green Onion
  • Cooked Bacon Crumbles

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make Twice Baked Broccoli Cheese Potatoes

Don’t let the “twice baked” part of this recipe fool you, it’s a very easy recipe with minimal steps! Here’s how the broccoli and cheese baked potatoes are made:

  1. Prepare a rimmed sheet pan by lining it with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Using a fork, pierce the potatoes all over. Cook the potatoes until fork tender.
  3. Slice potatoes in half and scoop out the potato flesh into a large mixing bowl. Reserve the empty potato skin halves and place on the prepared sheet pan.
  4. Combine the potato insides with the sour cream and cream cheese and mash using a fork or a potato ricer.
  5. Stir in the broth as needed until the potato filling reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Then, stir in the broccoli, half of the cheddar cheese, green onion, and the bacon pieces.
  7. Divide the potato mixture evenly between the potato halves and add extra cheese on top of each potato.
  8. Place in the oven and bake at 375 degrees F until heated through and the cheese on top is melted.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

step by step photos demonstrating how to make broccoli cheese loaded twice baked potatoes

What to Serve with Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

What to eat with broccoli cheese baked potatoes is completely up to you and there are so many options.

Serve broccoli cheddar twice baked potatoes as a main dish with a side salad, or with your favorite meat, such as Roast Chicken or Pan Seared Steaks.

Whether you’re serving these as a main dish or a side dish, these Broccoli Cheese Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes are sure to be a hit.

Can You Make Twice Baked Potatoes Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can bake the potatoes, prepare the broccoli filling, and stuff the potato shells with the broccoli filling.

Then, cover the prepped potatoes with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake them the second time.

How to Reheat Twice Baked Potatoes

I prefer reheating twice baked potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees F. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to heat the broccoli cheese twice baked potatoes through.

However, you can also reheat twice baked potatoes in the microwave at full power. 2 to 3 minutes total should do it!

Can You Freeze Twice Baked Potatoes?

Yes! You can definitely freeze these broccoli cheddar twice baked potatoes! Here’s how to freeze them:

First, assemble the stuffed potatoes. Then, place them on the prepared baking sheet. Instead of baking them, transfer the pan to the freezer and freeze until solid. Then, when the twice baked potatoes are frozen, transfer them to a freezer safe container, a freezer bag, or vacuum seal them.

How to Cook Frozen Twice Baked Potatoes

These broccoli cheese baked potatoes are best thawed first before baking. Transfer them to the refrigerator the night before cooking and let them thaw completely.

Then, bake as the recipe instructs. They’ll need about 5 extra minutes since they’re coming cold from the refrigerator.

Tips for Making Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

  • Alternatively, this recipe is a great way to use up leftover holiday ham. Just dice it up and use it in place of the bacon.
  • Check out my 2 methods for How to Bake Potatoes. One of the methods will save a lot of time when preparing this recipe!
  • Be very careful when hollowing out the potatoes. You don’t want to poke any holes in the potato shells!
  • I used fresh, steamed broccoli for this recipe, but I bet you could use frozen, cooked broccoli instead if desired.
  • You can substitute plain, unsweetened Greek Yogurt for the sour cream if you like.

More Broccoli Recipes:

This Easy Baked Potato Soup is like your favorite loaded baked potato in soup form! It features sour cream, cheese, green onions, homemade bacon bits, and broccoli.

This recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Soup with Kale & Carrot is incredibly simple to whip up for dinner on a busy weeknight and the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening.

This Kale and Broccoli Chicken Tortellini Soup is the perfect twist on the classic soup!

A simple recipe for Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Calzones with a whole wheat crust. Perfect for using up leftover holiday ham. Like a “hot pocket,” but better!

Homemade Chinese Beef and Broccoli is easy to make and tastes delicious over rice.

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Broccoli Cheese Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheese Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Next time you're craving comfort food, try these Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes with Broccoli. They're loaded up with plenty of broccoli, cheese, and bacon!

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons chicken broth, as needed
  • 6 ounces chopped broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a fork, pierce the potatoes all over. Cook the potatoes until tender. (See this link for the instructions I like best for making a perfect baked potato.)
  3. Or you can simply use the “baked potato” function on your microwave if you prefer.
  4. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the insides into a medium sized bowl.
  5. Reserve the potato shells and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Combine the potato insides with the sour cream and cream cheese and mash using a fork or a potato ricer.
  7. Stir in the broth as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  8. Then, stir in the broccoli, half of the cheddar cheese, green onion, and the bacon.
  9. Divide the potato mixture evenly between the potato shells and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
  10. Place in the oven and bake at 375 degrees F until heated through and the cheese on top is melted.

Notes

How to Reheat Twice Baked Potatoes

I prefer reheating twice baked potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees F. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to heat them through.

However, you can also reheat twice baked potatoes in the microwave at full power. 2 to 3 minutes total should do it!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 41mgSodium 363mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 11g

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This recipe for Broccoli Cheese Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes was originally sponsored by Safeway Inc., but all opinions are my own.

Tara

Saturday 20th of September 2014

I made these earlier in the week. they were so good. and I put the leftovers into everyones' luncboxes too.

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Saturday 30th of August 2014

Totally craving the cheesy goodness of these stuffed potatoes right now. They look amazing!

Joshua Hampton

Saturday 16th of August 2014

This is unbelievable. How could baked potatoes look so luxurious and decadent? I gotta try this.

Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen

Friday 15th of August 2014

These would make a perfect dinner alongside a fresh green salad! The broccoli-cheese combo is the best!

Natalie (Paper & Birch)

Friday 15th of August 2014

These look insanely good! What a great idea - thanks for sharing this Katie, I'm going to try this, this weekend :)

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