Quick and Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potatoes

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  • Potato Type: Russet
  • Prep Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: 4
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4 (5-to 6-oz.) Russet potatoes, scrubbed

1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt

4 teaspoons healthy buttery spread

1/2 teaspoon garlic or seasoned salt

Snipped fresh chives or green onion tops (optional)

3 cups tiny broccoli flowerettes

1 tablespoon water

1/4 cup reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese


Cut a wedge out of each potato about 1/8-inch wide and 1-inch deep and place in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH, uncovered, for 10 to12 minutes depending on strength of microwave. Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave. Carefully make a slit in the top of each potato and fluff with a fork. Stir 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon buttery spread and 1/8 teaspoon salt into each potato; sprinkle with chives if desired. Place broccoli in a small bowl with water.  Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.  Drain and spoon equal amounts onto each seasoned potato.  Sprinkle each with cheese and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes more to melt cheese.

Calories: 250 Fat: 4.5g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 400mg Vitamin C: 1.4% Fiber: 4g Protein: 13g Potassium: 825mg

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