Skip the oven -- this microwaved version of a steakhouse classic cuts down on your cook time for an easy, delicious, and deceptively light weeknight side.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prick potatoes in several places with a fork. Microwave on high until tender (a paring knife inserted in the center of each should meet no resistance), 13 to 15 minutes, turning once during cooking. Set aside.

  • Cut broccoli into small florets (reserve stems for another use). Place in a microwave-safe bowl filled with 1 inch of water. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Microwave on high until crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, cut a deep cross in the top of each potato; push ends toward each other to open. With a fork, loosen and lightly mash inside. Dividing evenly, top potatoes with butter, cheddar cheese, and broccoli.