I love a good Cheesy Dairy-Free Baked Potato, it’s one of my favorite meals. But when you add some veggies, micro-greens, and cheese sauce, HELLO!!
I try to always buy organic and to support local businesses when I can. So when I spotted these local greens at my grocery I grabbed them to top off my potato.
How to bake a potato
If you are new to cooking this is a great beginner recipe. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Wash your potato, I like to scrub them so I know that all of the dirt is off of them. Then, with a sharp knife poke it a few times on each side. This will let any steam out. I spray mine with olive oil on all sides and then sprinkle with sea salt. I used to just pour the oil out of my olive oil bottle but so much was wasted. I now use EVO Oil Sprayers. They spray a small amount of oil, just what you need, I save a lot of oil this way, you need to get you some! Plus you get two so you can use one for olive oil and the other for avocado, or whatever else you use.
Bake your potato for 1 hour, then use a knife to check for doneness. You potato is done when the knife goes in and out without any trouble.
Let’s prep our broccoli. I really don’t like broccoli stems, all I want is the florette. I cut mine off from the stem pretty high up. Then I will cut them into small pieces.
I like to steam my brocolli, so I add about 2 inches of water to a pot, bring it to a boil and add my steamer basket, fill the steamer basket with the broccoli and then cover for 10 minutes or until it reaches the doneness that you enjoy.
Ok friends, let’s talk cheese sauce! This is the best there is!!! (Yes, thats a lot of exclamation points but it has earned them!!)
I can’t take any credit for the cheese sauce that I put over my potato was created by Plantiful Kiki, go check out her page and give her recipes a try. Click here to make a batch of her cheese sauce, you won’t regret it! Then once done pour this over the top of anything you can think of and you will be happy you did, your kids and hubby will love it and ask for more! I learned that my husband who isn’t dairy-free has been using it too, that’s a big compliment!
Now let’s plate our dinner. I love a big plate, I found these amazing white bowls on Amazon and we have literally used them every day since Christmas, I don’t use my dinner dishes any more. I love the size of them, they are a plate and bowl combined.
Cut open your potato, be careful, it’s really hot! Pour your cheese sauce over the top and add your broccoli and sprouts. Garnish with your avocado. All that’s left is to enjoy it!
My kitchen tools
I get asked a lot what I am using in my blog posts so I thought I would include a list of the items that I am using.
Extra Large Pasta Bowls– we use them everyday. Our most used dishes!
Green Pan saucepan with steamer basket and lid. I did not get this big set but I don’t think they sell just the pan and steamer set anymore.
Wildone Baking Sheet with Rack Set (3 Pans + 3 Racks)- This is such a great deal, I love these.
EVO Oil Sprayer– I can’t live without these, they save so much oil and money!
Cheesy Dairy-Free Baked PotatoCourse: Dinner
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Wash your potato, I like to scrub them so I know that all of the dirt is off of them. Then, with a sharp knife poke it a few times on each side. Then spray with olive oil.
- Bake your potato for 1 hour, then use a knife to check for doneness. You potato is done when the knife goes in and out without any trouble.
- Chop your broccoli and wash. I like to steam my broccoli, so I add about 2 inches of water to a pot, bring it to a boil and add my steamer basket, fill the steamer basket with the broccoli and then cover for 10 minutes or until it reaches the doneness that you enjoy.
- Plate and enjoy!