Creating a delicious meal just got easier with this FANTASTIC side, made with things you already have on hand, or can prepare ahead of time from leftovers!
4 medium baking potatoes, baked. (You know - like from the other night's dinner with baked potatoes? Just set a few aside!)
1/2 Cup Ranch dressing
1-1/4 Cup frozen broccoli cuts, thawed, drained and chopped.
8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (...because you might have made a few slices extra at yesterday morning's breakfast?)
1/2 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut a lengthwise slice from the top of each potato. Remove skin from top slice. Scoop pulp from potatoes into a medium bowl, leaving 1/4" thick shells.
Mash pulp and ranch dressing in the bowl. Stir in broccoli, cheese and bacon. Spoon potato filling equally back into the potato shells. Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes or until potatoes are heated through. Garnish with more crumbled bacon, chives or whatever else you might like.