Twice-Baked Broccoli-and-Kale-Stuffed Potatoes

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  • 2 russet potatoes
    1 cup cooked broccoli (roasted or steamed is fine)
    6 large tuscan kale leaves
    1/2 cup milk
    2–3 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
    Salt and pepper, to taste


      1. 1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
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      3. 2.Scrub potatoes, then poke each several times with a fork (making sure to press well into the potato flesh).
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      5. 3.Place the potatoes on a baking tray, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until tender. Once cooked, remove from the oven.
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      7. 4.While the potatoes are cooking, prep the kale leaves: Wash and dry, remove and discard the thick inner stems, and roughly chop the leaves.
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      9. 5.Cook in a pot of rapidly boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain and run under cold water to stop cooking process. Set cooked kale aside.
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      11. 6.Slice potatoes lengthwise, and scoop the insides out into a blender, leaving a good 1/4 inch of potato flesh still attached to the potato skin (otherwise, your potato might fall apart). (Note: If you don’t have a blender, you can use a hand blender, a food processor, or simply mash the ingredients with a fork!)
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      13. 7.Add the broccoli, kale, and milk to the blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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      15. 8.Scoop the pureed broccoli-kale-potato mixture back into the potato skins. Sprinkle with the grated cheddar cheese, return to the baking sheet, and bake for another 10 minutes.
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      17. 9.Change the oven setting to broil, and continue cooking on high for 3 minutes to brown the cheese.
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      19. 10.Remove from the oven and serve!