Broccoli and Cheese Topped Potatoes

"This recipe is from my "Irish Cooking" cookbook."
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  • Pierce potatoes several times with fork. Place in microwave oven on paper towel. Microwave on HIGH 15 minutes or just until softened. Wrap in paper towels; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add broccoli. Cook 5 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Drain. Add milk, cottage cheese, mustard and red pepper flakes to broccoli in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; remove from heat.
  • Combine 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and flour in medium bowl. Toss to coat cheese with flour; add to broccoli mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted and mixture is thickened.
  • Cut potatoes open. Divide broccoli mixture evenly among potatoes. Sprinkle with remainig 1/4 cup cheddar cheese.

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  1. loved it, my family appreciates your time in posting this! you by any chance have the bibliographic info for the cook book?
  2. WOW. . .this is creamy and sinful! I actually rubbed my potatoes in oil and then sprinkled some salt on them. . .375 degrees for 1 hour. I did add some extra heavy cream to the cheese sauce to thin it out a bit. I used manchego with great results. I also added some Spike all purpose seasoning for a bit more flavor. Great stuff.


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