Double-Baked Double-Stuffed Potatoes

Double-Baked Double-Stuffed Potatoes

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 45 mins

Cook: 1 hr 25 mins

  • 2 large (12- to 14- oz.) baking potatoes
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces black forest ham, chopped
  • 1 can  (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces yellow cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 1/3 cups)
  1. Scrub and dry the potatoes. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . Place the potatoes on a small, foil-lined baking sheet, pierce each several times with a fork. Bake until fork-tender, 1 hour.
  2. Drop the broccoli into a small saucepan of boiling water (ask a grown-up to help with this). Cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain in a strainer, then rinse with cold water.
  3. Cut the warm potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out most of the flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato in the skins, and transfer to a bowl. Return the scooped-out skins to the baking sheet.
  4. Smash the potatoes with a potato masher until fairly smooth; season with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Stir in the sour cream and 1/2 tsp. tbsp. butter.
  5. Stir the cooked, drained broccoli into the potato mixture. Ask someone (like your twin sister!) to hold the bowl.
  6. Melt 1/2 tbsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ham and cook until golden, 4 minutes. Spoon the ham into the potato shells.
  7. Add 1 tbsp. butter to the skillet; melt over medium heat. Dump in the beans; mash. Add 1/3 cup water and mash until the beans are thick; season.
  8. Spoon the beans on top of the ham in the potato shells. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over each shell.
  9. Mound the potato-broccoli mixture on top and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake until the cheese is golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
Tip Special Orders!
  • Got a sweet potato fan in the house? Use an orange tater and make these swaps.
  • Season the flesh with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper and stir in 2 tbsp. butter (skip the sour cream).
  • Trade the black beans for pinto beans (they'll look prettier!).
  • Try a white cheese instead of the yellow stuff. Monterey jack works great--or sprinkle on some pepper jack for little bit of heat.