Eat More Fruits and Veggies: Baked Potato with Broccoli Cheese Sauce

All week long I’ve been playing around and experimenting with fun new ways to eat more veggies!

For lunch today, I made Baked Potatoes with Broccoli Cheese Sauce…and we all liked them!!

And that means that I need to share the recipe with you…because you will surely like them too!!


Baked Potatoes with Broccoli Cheese SauceYum

6 baked potatoes
2 T. butter
1 T. minced onion
2 T. arrowroot powder
1 1/2 cups whole milk
sea salt, to taste
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

When your potatoes are almost finished baking, begin making your broccoli cheese sauce.

In a medium sauce pan, stir butter and minced onion around on medium heat until the butter is melted. Stir in arrowroot powder. Turn heat up, and pour in milk…stirring constantly. Shake in some salt, depending on your taste. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens. Turn heat down to low. Add broccoli and cook and stir for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in grated cheese. When the cheese is melted, your sauce is ready! Cut potatoes open on a plate and pour broccoli cheese sauce all over it. Yum!

Give these a try! They were perfect for lunch…and simple to make too!

Hey, what isn’t good with a cheese sauce drizzled all over it?!


  1. says

    Yum- that sounds good! I might have to put that on our menu this week… We like differnt kinds of loaded potatoes too- especially Taco Potatoes & Sloppy Potatoes! :-)


  2. Jenny says

    What is arrowroot powder and can it be substituted?


    Laura Reply:

    It’s a thickening agent, and you can use cornstarch instead. :)


  3. Gretchen says

    This was delicious, but I used fresh broccoli and it took forever to cook. I would steam it first next time. Still worth the time though, yum!


  4. says

    We have baked potato night at least once a week, and we love it! I often just unload any sorts of weird tidbet leftovers I have and throw them into the cheese sauce…
    Cheese sauce covers a lot of weird tidbits and makes ’em delicious. :)
    Love your blog!!


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