When it comes to vegetables my kids can be extremely picky. Potatoes are something I refused to eat my whole entire life. Unless as a french fry. That didn’t stop me from offering my kids mashed potatoes or other kinds of potatoes from the time they could eat solids but once they hit three though they didn’t really want anything else to do with potatoes.
We still make them and keep trying to get them to eat them if they want, we don’t force but they’re there if they’d like some. The option is all theirs, however, it gets boring making the same things over and over, and there are only so many ways to make mashed potatoes kid-friendly, so I decided I’d try something different with potato skins. These Twice Baked Stuffed Potato Skins are kid-friendly, and yes kid approved. More than half my kids like them, HUGE WIN!
After baking your potatoes you want to scrape the insides out. For this recipe, I didn’t include them in the stuffing but if you want to you can. I decided to try something different and it was a huge hit.
Once your potatoes are baked and scrapped out, you want to add your stuffing right into them and get them baking. The stuffing for this is so easy and so simple I decided that less is more, and I’m glad I did because they didn’t last very long at all.
The filling I chose to do was only four ingredients. I chose to skip all the seasonings too as I find my kids like blander foods. So for this, I used broccoli, cauliflower, marble cheddar cheese, and sour cream. So easy, and pretty great for them too!
- 1/2 cup Broccoli, chopped and without stems
- 1/2 cup Cauliflower, chopped
- 1/2 cup marble cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 4 medium potatoes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Rinse your potatoes and bake them in your oven for 50 minutes
- Once cooled cut around the tops of the potatoes and scrape out the insides (put them in a bowl with butter and someone will enjoy!) to form “boats”
- Take your broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, and sour cream and mix them well
- Place your potatoes on a baking sheet with parchment paper and fill your potatoes until they are overflowing
- Bake on 400 for 20-25 minutes
So simple and delicious. I was shocked when I made these and only two kids didn’t gobble them up right away. One being a baby not yet on this type of solids and the other being my oldest who is pickier than I was as a kid and oh boy, was I picky!
I am still not a big fan of potatoes but I find its the texture of the middle that I cannot stand. Stuff like these potato skins are a hit, and I enjoy them myself. They are ooey and gooey because of the cheese and with the broccoli and cauliflower you get the veggies you need, and the kids are too busy obsessing over the ooey gooey cheese to mind!
Did you know: Potatoes contain important nutrients, even when cooked, that can benefit human health in various ways. Potatoes provide nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, and various minerals.
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