Cheesy Broccoli & Potato Bake

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So, I’ve gotta share this little weekend ritual of mine that’s been getting rave reviews from my squad. Every Saturday, I whip up this killer broccoli and potato bake that’s seriously next level. I mean, who knew these two could be such a dynamic duo, right? Thanks to MadeByEmily for the inspiration!

Here’s the lowdown on how it all goes down in my kitchen. First, I grab a broccoli head – you know, the kind that looks like little green trees. Then, I nab a few potatoes. They don’t have to be perfect; just full of that starchy goodness.

Now, I’m all about keeping things easy, so I just toss these bad boys with some olive oil, a good pinch of salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic – powdered, because who’s got time to mince? Then I chop up an onion and a carrot for some extra crunch and color.

Mushrooms are up next. I throw in a bunch (about a whole pack from the store) into the mix. They add this awesome earthy flavor that’s just unreal. And basil? Just tear it up and chuck it in. Fresh is awesome, but dried works in a pinch!

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Time for the wet work. I beat some eggs, stir in a dollop of Greek yogurt (or sour cream if I’m feeling fancy), and a splash of milk. This creamy concoction is gonna hold our veggie party together.

Cheese time – my favorite part. I grate a whole bunch of it, maybe sneak a bite, and if I’ve got some Parmesan lying around, I’ll grate that too for the fancy feels. Those cherry tomatoes? I slice ’em and spread ’em all over. Adds a little zing, you know?

I layer everything in a baking dish, pour the egg mix over it, and slide it into the oven. What comes out is this bubbly, cheesy, “can’t-wait-to-dig-in” bake that looks like a million bucks.

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To top it all off, I throw some fresh basil on there, slice up a cucumber for a cool crunch, and for that final hit of flavor – a bit of garlic and dill. Oh, and a squeeze of lime over the top just to make all the flavors pop.

Seriously, when I pull this out of the oven, it’s like a mic drop. My friends – they can’t get enough. They’re all like, “You made this? For real?” And I’m just there, super casual, like, “Yeah, just a little something I threw together.”

So there it is – give it a go, and trust me, you’ll be the kitchen hero in no time. See the full instructions here.