Broccoli, Ham & Cheese Baked Potato with a homemade cheese sauce that will take your traditional baked potato to the next level!

There are so many fun variations you can do with a baked potato, and this is one of my favorites! There’s hardly any prep to it, it’s cheap, it fills you up, and tastes delicious! Something about the combination of broccoli, ham and cheese is delicious, right? My mouth is watering.

A perfectly baked potato, loaded with fresh broccoli and ham and topped with a cheesy bechamel sauce!

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Recipe

Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Total 1 hr 10 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 3-4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 heaping cup cooked ham , diced

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Wash and dry potatoes. Use a sharp knife to stab a few slits in them.
  • Rub the potatoes with generously with olive oil and then kosher salt and bake for about 1 hour or until insides are soft.
  • Meanwhile, place broccoli florets in a saucepan with about ½ cup of water. Bring water to a boil.
  •  Cover pot and reduce heat to medium low. Cook until tender, about 7-8 minutes.  Drain water.
  • In a small skillet over medium heat, saute chopped ham until warm. Set aside.

For the cheese sauce:

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour and whisk to form a thick paste (but don't let it brown). 
  • Slowly whisk in milk and stir until smooth. Stir constantly for 3-4 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and add grated cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Slice the potatoes down the middle and fill with ham and broccoli. Top with cheese sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 23gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 632mgPotassium: 1842mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 870IUVitamin C: 81.9mgCalcium: 335mgIron: 4.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! My husband and I are macro counters so we opted to have everything on the side and assemble on our own when we were ready to eat. We both ended up doing the broccoli on the side but he mashed his potato and mixed everything together anyway. Regardless of how you eat it, these flavors go so well together and it was such an easy meal!

    The cheese sauce was tasty, simple, and going with a homemade cheese sauce as opposed to a can of nacho cheese means that we are able to avoid all the nasty additives to the super fake stuff.

  2. 5 stars
    This meal was really good also. We loved how the potatoes were fixed and for the broccoli I put it in our steamer instead of a pot. We will start fixing our baked potatoes like this for now on.