Quick and Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Microwave Baked Potatoes

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Quick and Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Microwave Baked Potatoes
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  • Potato Type: Russet
  • Prep Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: 4
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4 (5-to 6-oz.) Russet potatoes, scrubbed

1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt

4 teaspoons healthy buttery spread

1/2 teaspoon garlic or seasoned salt

Snipped fresh chives or green onion tops (optional)

3 cups tiny broccoli flowerettes

1 tablespoon water

1/4 cup reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese


Cut a wedge out of each potato about 1/8-inch wide and 1-inch deep and place in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes depending on strength of microwave. (Learn other ways to make fast microwave potatoes here) Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave. Carefully make a slit in the top of each potato and fluff with a fork. Stir 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon buttery spread and 1/8 teaspoon salt into each potato; sprinkle with chives if desired. Place broccoli in a small bowl with water. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Drain and spoon equal amounts onto each seasoned potato. Sprinkle each with cheese and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes more to melt cheese.

Calories: 250 Fat: 4.5g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 400mg Vitamin C: 1.4% Fiber: 4g Protein: 13g Potassium: 825mg

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