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Feb 10

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes

I’m so in love with these Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes! They’re filling, easy, and anything that’s smothered in a rich, creamy cheese sauce is a win with my taste buds. Plus, though the potatoes bake for an hour, the hands-on time for this recipe is minimal. The cheese sauce comes together in minutes, and the broccoli steams right in the microwave. It’s so easy! Stuffed baked potatoes make a great, satisfying lunch on their own, or as a side dish to lean protein at dinner. I often like to make them ahead and reheat for lunches! I wrote the recipe below for two potatoes, but I have doubled or tripled it very successfully when making them for the whole family. It will come as a shock to everyone that each of these decadent, cheese-smothered Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes is only 260 calories or 8 WW Points! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

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Looking for more tasty, lightened up recipes featuring potatoes? Check out my Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Chili Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup, Classic Mashed Potatoes, Sheet Pan Meatloaves with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans, Cottage Pie, Rustic Sausage and Potato Skillet, Loaded Potato Rounds, Roasted Smashed Garlic Potatoes, Cheesy Potluck Potatoes, and more in the Potatoes category of my recipe index.

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes
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Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes

These Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes are filling, easy, and smothered in a rich, creamy cheese sauce!


  • 2 (6 oz each) raw Russet potatoes, scrubbed clean and dried
  • 1 tablespoon light butter, I use Land O’Lakes light stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1.5 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I use Cabot)
  • 1 cup fresh raw broccoli florets


  • Arrange the racks in your oven so that one is in the top half and one is in the bottom half. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Use a fork to poke holes around the surface of your potatoes, about 6-8 times each. Sprinkle with salt, to taste. Place the sheet pan on the bottom rack and position the potatoes directly on the rack above it (this way if there are any drippings they will fall on the lined sheet pan and not your oven). Bake for an hour or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • When the potatoes are done (or almost done), place the butter in a small saucepan and bring over medium-low heat until melted. Add the flour, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Add the milk a little at a time and whisk the flour mixture into the milk each time until smooth. Add the shredded cheese and whisk into the milk mixture. Cook, whisking on and off, for 1-3 minutes until thickened and remove from heat.
  • *Place the broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl and cover the bowl with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. (*You can otherwise steam the broccoli florets if preferred)
  • Slice open each potato and fill them with broccoli, evenly distributing it between the two potatoes. Pour 1/3 cup of the cheese sauce over the top of the broccoli in each potato and serve.


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per (1 stuffed potato) serving: 8 (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per (1 stuffed potato) serving:
260 calories, 39 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 7 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 13 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (1 stuffed potato) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 8 SmartPoints/ Blue: 8 SmartPoints/ Purple: 4 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per (1 stuffed potato) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below

3 comments on “Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes”

  1. This was so good! I’m looking forward to making it several times during the Lenten season. Thanks for another great recipe. 

  2. Great recipe, the cheese sauce is so easy and really good. I made this is a main with salad, and I was surprised how much my husband loved it (I thought he would want to add some chicken!). Probably going to make again soon since I had some broccoli left. Thank you!

  3. These are such a yummy way to eat more veggies! It took awhile for my sauce to thicken but it was worth it!5 stars

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