Broccoli Cheese Potato Skins

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These Broccoli Cheese Potato Skins are the perfect appetizer for any party. It’s like Broccoli Cheese Soup as a delicious finger food!

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potato Skins on a white plate.

Broccoli Cheese Potato Skins

There are so many things to love about this Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potato Skins recipe. For starters, they perfect appetizer for any kind of party! They’re fancy looking enough for a dinner party but hearty enough for having friends over to watch the big game! They remind me of one of my favorite soups, our Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup, but made into delicious finger food! I love that these sneak in a little bit of vitamins and minerals to a great party food. Plus, the broccoli fills you up more quickly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not trying to claim these are low calorie, just a slightly healthier option. But if you like to go the more traditional potato skins route, we have an awesome recipe for those too! You can find the recipe here: Cheesy Potato Skins.

So Many Yummy Layers

It’s hard to tell in the picture, but there are some cheesy layers to this potato skins recipe:

  • You start with your potato skin.
  • Then there is a layer of melted cheese.
  • Next,  steamed broccoli with a delicious creamy cheese sauce drizzled over the top
  • Finally, it’s all topped off with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with red pepper flakes. The red pepper flakes are totally optional if you don’t like the heat.

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How To Make Broccoli Cheese Potato Skins

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potato Skins on a white plate.

Broccoli Cheese Potato Skins

5 from 5 votes
These Broccoli Cheese Potato Skins are the perfect appetizer for any
party. It’s like Broccoli Cheese Soup as a delicious finger food. 
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients

For the Cheese Sauce:

Instructions

  • Be sure to bake your potatoes in advance, so they have some time to cool before handling them. I like to bake mine without foil. If you do bake the potatoes in aluminum foil be sure to unwrap them right out of the oven so the skins don’t get soggy. Once they are cool enough cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the center, leaving about a ½ inch layer of potato. Brush the potatoes lightly with melted butter and put under the broiler for about 6 to 8 minutes or until they look a little browned. Add a little shredded cheese and broil again for 1 to 2 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven onto a serving plate. Scoop a large spoonful of cooked broccoli onto each potato skin, then drizzle with melted cheese sauce, recipe below. Top with a dollop of sour cream and, if desired, sprinkle with a little bit of red pepper flakes.

Melted Cheese Sauce:

  • *note: Be sure to use cheese that you have shredded by hand, pre-shredded cheese is already coated with flour and will mess up the consistency.
  • Toss the shredded cheese in the corn starch til coated. In a small sauce pan combine evaporated milk, salt, and cheese over medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until cheese is completely melted and sauce becomes smooth. Then whisk in a little bit of Franks hot sauce, this won’t make it too spicy but gives it a little more flavor. You can use more or less to taste.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 508kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 24gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 1350mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1385IUVitamin C: 103mgCalcium: 559mgIron: 3mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    I always order potato skins when I eat out, now I don’t have to! These are better than anything I could buy! Thanks

  2. I tried this recipe yesterday, I have never made cheese sauce this way before but it came out great. I will be using this again I’m sure.