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Cheddar, Broccoli & Bacon Stuffed Potatoes


Ever have one of those days when you just don’t want to make dinner, or even bother with take-out? Mondays can be those type of days for me. You know those types of Mondays when literally just about everything goes wrong? Well, that was today for me. My work that should have taken 2 hours has now drug into the 9th hour, and I just want to have this day over already.

On days like today, I usually just make breakfast for dinner, but my son is not a fan of brinner. It’s just plain wrong in his little mind, so I turn to other quick and satisfying treats to feed my family, like baked potatoes loaded with lots of cheese and veggies.

For these potatoes, I just microwaved them until done and then scooped out the centers and added with chopped broccoli and Kraft’s new Fresh Take in Cheddar Jack and Bacon. Kraft challenged several food bloggers with different flavors. And I still had an extra bag in my fridge since my last challenge. I also added a little milk to the mixture before spooning it back in the potatoes. You could also use sour cream and even add some green onions or chopped chives.


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Cheddar, Broccoli & Bacon Stuffed Potatoes


1 package Kraft Fresh Take Cheddar Jack and Bacon
4 large baking potatoes
1/4 cup milk (or sour cream)
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli


Heat oven to 375°. Microwave potatoes or bake until tender. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Open FRESH TAKE bag; pull apart center seal. Mix contents together. Reserve 1/4 cup of this mixture and set aside. Place broccoli in bag. Mix well.

Add contents of bag to a large bowl. Slice off top 1/3 of potatoes. Scoop out center of potatoes and add to bowl. Add milk and mix well. Place baked potatoes on a lined cookie sheet. Spoon filling bake into potatoes. Sprinkle reserved cheese mixture on top of potatoes.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through.

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12 Responses to “Cheddar, Broccoli & Bacon Stuffed Potatoes”

  1. Cassie | Bake Your Day — March 18, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    This is a great idea, Angie! I love the idea of a stuffed potato!

  2. Cookin' Canuck — March 18, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    Stuffed potatoes are so great for an easy dinner! These look so tasty, Angie.

  3. Tara @ Unsophisticook — March 19, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Great last-minute dinner idea! And I happen to have a fridge full of broccoli at the moment.

  4. Tanya — March 19, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    This would be a great lunch on the weekend! I can’t wait to make this, Thanks 🙂

  5. Now I must have these for lunch!

  6. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — March 19, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    This sounds so good Angie. I love a loaded baked potato – especially when it’s veggie loaded.

  7. That is one awesome looking potato!!!

  8. Jen — March 21, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    These look amazing, and the colours are perfect for spring. I’m hosting a little easter party for my son and his friends so might make these in minature with little potatoes. Perfect!

  9. Belinda @zomppa — March 21, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    Bring it on! This is a full meal!

  10. Shaina — March 22, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    I had one of those days today. By dinner I was nearly in tears. I should keep more potatoes on hand. Clearly.

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