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

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2014


Credit: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart

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12 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup topping and 1 potato)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Bake potatoes according to recipe instructions.

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

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

409 calories; fat 17.1g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 10.8g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 58g; fiber 10g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 2mg; sodium 399mg; calcium 168mg.