Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup topping and 1 potato)

Dress baked sweet potatoes with broccoli, barley, and cheddar cheese for kid-appeal and a hearty boost of nutrition.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Bake potatoes according to recipe instructions.

Step 2

Cook barley according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add broccoli and 1/4 cup water to pan. Cover and cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cooked barley, salt, and pepper; uncover and cook 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Top potatoes with barley-broccoli mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


May 11, 2015
It's edible, but nothing more. Won't be making it again.

Susamc's Review

September 08, 2014
Whole family, including my 5 year old loved it! Great flavor, very nice meatless dish! I would buy more of the smaller sweet potatoes next time so they would cook faster. (To cook barley: 1/3 C barley with 0.6 C water was perfect)