These turkey baked potatoes are stuffed with shredded turkey marinated in BBQ. It's a delicious way to use up some of that leftover turkey!
If you're looking for a way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, look no further than these BBQ stuffed turkey baked potatoes.
They're simple to make and are a delicious way to enjoy your leftovers. We love baked potatoes in our house.
They're usually a quick and hearty meal that takes minimal effort. Which makes it perfect for dinner on those busy weeknights.
These turkey stuffed baked potatoes are stuffed with with all of our typical baked potato favorites, like butter and cheese.
But you can quickly turn some of that left over turkey into a quick topping by mixing it in some barbecue sauce and throwing it on top.
Who knew some turkey could make such a delicious stuffed baked potato.
It's a great protein to even out that carb heavy potato. This recipe is designed for 2 people. But if you need more, just double or triple the recipe.
Large potatoes: You'll need a large potato for each person. Russet potatoes make some of the best potatoes for baking.
Turkey: We used up some of our turkey from our Thanksgiving dinner. But any shredded turkey meat will do.
BBQ: Pick your favorite high quality BBQ sauce to marinate your turkey in.
Shredded cheese: You can use your favorite shredded cheese for these potatoes. We used cheddar jack since it melts well and the flavors pair so well with the BBQ sauce.
Plus you'll need other typical baked potato ingredients like:
- Parsley flakes
- Toppings: Like green onions and sour cream
To make these turkey stuffed baked potatoes you'll have to start by prepping your potatoes for baking.
Wash your potatoes well and dry with a towel. Then brush each potato with olive oil and season them with a bit of salt.
Place them in a preheated oven on a baking sheet and bake them.
White your potatoes are baking, put your turkey and BBQ sauce in a medium sized pan.
Cover the turkey fully in the sauce and cook everything on medium high heat until everything is warmed through. Remove the turkey mixture from heat and set aside.
When the potatoes are finished baking remove them from the oven.
They potato flesh should be easy to pierce with a fork or butter knife half way through. And the potato skins should be cripsy.
Slice each potato in half lengthwise being careful not to fully cut through the whole thing.
Mash the inside of the potato with a fork, while adding the butter, parsley flakes and salt.
Make sure to mash it all together very well, as this is the key tasty baked potatoes.
Finally, top stuff your baked potato with the shredded cheese and the BBQ turkey mixture.
Garnish with your favorite baked potato toppings.
Sweet potatoes: These turkey stuffed potatoes would don't have to be Russet potatoes.
You could always switch it up with a healthier variety like sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes pair wonderfully with the BBQ turkey stuffing.
Twice Baked Potatoes: You could also turn these into twice baked potatoes by baking them again after stuffing them.
It takes longer but the flavors do meld together beautifully when cooked together and the cheese starts to melt.
Just be sure not to add your additional toppings like sour cream or garnish until after you've completely finished baking them.
These stuffed potatoes should keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 8 ounces turkey, shredded
- ½ cup BBQ sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
- Chopped green onion and sour cream for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash and dry potatoes. Brush potato skin with olive oil and season with salt.
- Place in preheated oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
- When potatoes have finished baking, place turkey and BBQ sauce in a medium sized skillet.
- Stir to combine and cook until warm. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Cut potatoes in half, long ways without going through entire potato.
- Using a fork, smash potato flesh and combine with the butter, parsley flakes and salt. Mix well.
- Top potato with shredded cheese and turkey filling.
- Garnish with your favorite baked potato toppings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1013Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 2493mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 8gSugar: 27gProtein: 57g