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Lunch :: Sweet Potato with Broccoli Cheese

Sweet Potato with Broccoli Cheese. Sometimes I want a vegetarian lunch. Then I go and make it unhealthy with cheese sauce.

This is my recipe so I can share the whole thing here. Note, I had some difficulty here. Suggestions for cooking that damn potato are welcome!

Sweet Potato with Broccoli Cheese


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 slice white American cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Here’s what I did:

Rinsed off the sweet potato and pricked all over with a fork.

Placed the wire insert in the pot so that the potato isn’t touching the water. Poured in a cup of water.

Placed the cut broccoli in a steamer basket and sprinkled with a little salt. Placed it on the potato.

This is where I need help…I cooked it on high for 6 minutes. The broccoli was done but the potato was nowhere near done.

Took the broccoli out and put the potato back in on high pressure for another 9 minutes. Still not done. Another 9 minutes. Still not done. I gave up and microwaved it for 3 minutes.

While that stupid potato was “cooking” I made the cheese sauce.

Melted the butter, added the flour, whisked until no lumps. Added the milk, kept whisking until the sauce was all incorporated.

Broke up the cheese and dropped into the sauce. Stirred until it was combined.

It would normally be done at this point,  but because of the potato debacle, I had to take it off the heat and reheat it with the now cold broccoli.

Scooped out the potato guts and place in bowl, mash up a little. Add the broccoli cheese sauce.

Notes:  Made this October 2, 2020. Once that freaking potato cooked, it was delicious. I made it again a few days later, using a slice of yellow Kraft American cheese and it was also very good.

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