I’m sure by now I’m boring y’all with my crock pot recipes but I just can’t get enough of them lately! This one is sure to make it into your meal rotation because its super simple while still being healthy and filling.
And did I mention it only has 2 ingredients?
A coworker of mine brought some cookbooks in to work the other day to get some ideas for weeknight meals over lunch and one of them was a Southern Living book. Naturally, I had to start flipping through it to get ideas for things to make for the blog and stumbled on this recipe.
But have you ever made baked potatoes? They take forever to cook. My mom would always start them in the microwave and then finish them in the oven so they could still have that yummy, crispy skin. But, sometimes you just don’t have them time. So when I saw this solution on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it out.
I kept thinking there was no way they’d cook without some kind of liquid in the pot with them but when I came home at lunch they were perfect! Not to mention the only clean up was throwing away the aluminum foil. Ahhhh simple meals. 🙂
This was the perfect lunch and would also be great for a light dinner. Perhaps a Meatless Monday? Unless of course you have a boyfriend/husband who insists that no meal is complete without some sort of meat…
The broccoli provides fiber and the cheese sauce allows you to think you’re having something indulgent when the entire package is only 150 calories! I promise you will not be let down by these!
Broccoli and Cheese Potatoes
- 10 oz package frozen broccoli with cheese sauce (I used Green Giant)
- 2 baking potatoes
Rinse and scrub baked potatoes. Pat dry and wrap in aluminum foil. Place in crock pot on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours).
Take potatoes out of the crock pot and cut potatoes to about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom. Squeeze potatoes from each side to open. Fluff pulp with a fork.
Heat broccoli according to package directions. Split the contents between the two potatoes and serve.
These are also great to get something healthy into your diet before you indulge in all of tomorrow’s football goodies.
We’re going to brunch for my Mom’s birthday tomorrow and then the festivities will begin so it will be a day full of eating for sure! Promptly followed by a date with the treadmill Monday morning. Blah.
Have a great weekend y’all! 🙂
What are your Super Bowl plans?
Are you hosting the party or attending a party?