• STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork, rub over the oil and season with salt. Put the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake for 1 hr until the skin is crisp and golden, and the potatoes are cooked. Leave until cool enough to handle, about 15 mins. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 3-4 mins until just tender. Drain.

  • STEP 2

    Cut the baked potatoes in half lengthways and scoop the flesh into a bowl, leaving a border. Put the skins on a baking tray. Mash the potato flesh, then stir in the butter, two-thirds of the cheese, and the broccoli. Season. Spoon the filling into the potato skins. Top with the rest of the cheese and bake for 15-20 mins until golden.

Recipe tips

Cook in an air fryer

Prick the potatoes all over, rub over the oil, season and arrange in the air-fryer basket in a single layer. Set the air fryer to 200C and cook for 40-50 mins, or until the tip of a sharp knife can easily be inserted into the potatoes. Check after 20 mins and turn the potatoes over if they seem to be browning too quickly on one side.

Cook in a microwave

After pricking the potatoes all over, arrange them in a single layer on the microwave plate or a heatproof dish, and microwave on high for 15-20 mins until tender.

The perfect portion

We’ve served two potato halves per person, but that might be too much for younger kids and toddlers, so you can adapt according to how many potatoes you need. You can always make the full recipe and freeze any unbaked, stuffed potato halves for another time.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2023

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