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Loaded Baked Potatoes with Homemade Cheese Sauce


  • baking potatoes scrubbed
  • fresh broccoli
  • bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper


  • Bake the potatoes until tender. I poke holes in them and wrap them in foil.
  • Bake them at 400 degrees for an 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
  • Cut the broccoli in florets and steam in a pan until tender-crisp.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute.
  • Gradually whisk in the warm milk.
  • Let it cook over medium heat until it begins to thicken a bit.
  • Stir in the cheese, letting it melt into the sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Split the baked potatoes open.
  • Top with broccoli, bacon and cheese sauce.
  • Eat up!