Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Spicy Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Inspiration:
Potatoes from our friends Scott and Katie's garden and garlic and broccoli from the Farmers Market
as well as
Moosewood Restaurant's Low-Fat Favorites Cookbook


Ingredients:
  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (I used a heaping 1/4 teaspoon and still didn't find it spicy at all)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch broccoli or broccoli rabe, minced (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 pitted black olives, sliced (optional)

Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and bake, cut side down, on a baking sheet for about 45 minutes, until soft. Remove from the oven.
  2. Sauté the garlic and pepper flakes in the oil for 1 minute. Add the broccoli and water, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. When the potato halves are cool, scoop out the centers, leaving 1/4 inch of pulp on the skin. Mash the scooped-out potato pulp and stir it into the stuffing. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Refill the potato skins and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with sliced olives and serve.

Nutritional Information (per 10-oz serving):
228 calories, 5.9g protein, 5.7g fat, 41.4g carbohydrates, 0.7g saturated fatty acids, 0.4g polyunsaturated fatty acids, 1.8g monounsaturated fatty acids, 0mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 5.9g total dietary fiber


Notes: Very easy to make. While these bake for a while, prep and cleanup are very easy. I added about 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan into the mixture before stuffing the potatoes. What can I say, I love cheese!


Liz's Rating: 9/10
Tim's Rating: 9/10

7 comments:

Cate said...

I made a variation on these a few months ago, but I definitely want to try this recipe because it's healthier and spicier than mine was!

I'm so glad you're back to blogging the Amazing Race! Even though I can't watch it, it's awesome to see what you make.

VeggieGirl said...

Garlic, broccoli, potatoes = perfect!

Carrie said...

I love this! I've never really seen a recipe for stuffed baked potatoes that's healthy like this. It looks fantastic!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I try to eat vegetarian at least once or twice a week - I'll definitely make these potatoes. Thanks!

Cafe Cyan said...

Yum - I'm not a big fan of potatoes in general, but I'm a fan of doing fun things with potatoes :)

Maria said...

Great meal idea!

Erin said...

You always have the best recipes! I was just thinking recently about how I want to cook w/ potatoes more now that it's fall. I love the idea of stuffing these with broccoli, too, to make them healthier. They still look super satisfying.