White Bean and Broccoli Potato Skins

February 20, 2013 · 16 comments

White Bean and Broccoli Potato Skins | Baking Serendipity

Truth: Sometimes I just want snacks for dinner.

Usually it’s guacamole…but these days I’m into potato skins. I dunno.

I’ve also missed The Bachelor the last few Mondays, live without a DVR (I know) and don’t know much beyond the Tiara hysterics from weeks ago. I’m feeling out of sorts.

Oh. And there’s snow in Phoenix? I don’t even know what to expect from this world.

I think this chaos is what inspired me to get beans involved with potato skins. Yes…really.

White Bean and Broccoli Potato Skins | Baking Serendipity

You should know…they’re white beans…of the cannelli sort, smashed up with broccoli to fill empty potato skin shells. This gets topped with a generous amount of cheese and bacon (naturally). I also baked these potato skins…for health reasons. I think these are all good ideas.

White Bean and Broccoli Potato Skins | Baking Serendipity

I also think I need a snow day, dedicated to watching too many hours of The Bachelor online.

Don’t worry. There will be wine involved too. And potato skins.

White Bean and Broccoli Potato Skins | Baking Serendipity

White Bean and Broccoli Potato Skins

6-8 small potatoes
drizzle olive oil
salt and pepper, to season
1 cup cannelli beans, smashed
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

Bake potatoes, as you normally would. Let cool slightly before cutting baked potatoes in half and scooping out nearly all of the centers, leaving just a skin and thin layer of potato. (I like to save the potato centers and fry them to eat with scrambled eggs the next morning.) Line the potato skins on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Drain and rinse beans, and smash in a small bowl. (Just a quick smash with a fork will work.) Add chopped broccoli to beans and stir to combine. Fill each potato skin with the bean/broccoli combination. Top with cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm, topped with sour cream…if that’s your thing.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily @ Life on Food February 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I commonly have guacamole for dinner. These look pretty tasty too. I will have to change my dinner up with some of these.

Reply

Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! February 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Awesome! Love the combo of ingredients you put in the potato skins. I could easily see myself eating these for dinner!

Reply

Ali | Gimme Some Oven February 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I love these! Especially love including broccoli!! :)

Reply

Ari @ Ari's Menu February 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm

These look aaaaamazing, and the pictures came out soooo pretty!

Reply

Baking Serendipity February 21, 2013 at 8:32 am

Thank you!

Reply

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 21, 2013 at 6:46 am

Wow! What a great recipe! I love it! Fab combo of flavors here!!

Reply

Ashley February 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

These look delicious! I’ve been loving potato skins lately too. So good!

Reply

Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations February 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

I can have this kind of snack food for dinner any and every day!

Reply

Cinnamon @ eatpraytri February 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Guac is def a favorite of mine for dinner!

Reply

Monet February 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I’m all about snacking for dinner. And can you believe I’ve never made potato skins before? What a shame! Thank you for sharing sweet friend. I’m nursing a bit of a cold, and this post warmed me right up. I hope you are having a happy end to your week!

Reply

angela @ another bite please February 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm

what a great idea…all these ingredients sound so good…and i am so with you…sometimes i just want apps for dinner.

Reply

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction February 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

Love the idea of using white beans in potato skins, especially with broccoli and cheese!

Reply

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes February 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I totally crave snacks for dinner sometimes, too. Love guac! These look so good!

Reply

Jennie @themessybakerblog February 26, 2013 at 8:17 am

Snow in Phoenix? Wow! Oh my, these look wonderful. I wouldn’t mind snacking on these for dinner.

Reply

Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry February 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

We need to catch up on the Bachelor together… and eat tons and tons of these potato skins. YUM!

Reply

Kitchen Belleicious February 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm

such a clever and healthy take on regular potato skins! Love this

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: