Loaded Thanksgiving Potatoes Recipe {using Thanksgiving leftovers}

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Wondering what to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers? This is a delicious spin on the traditional baked potato, loaded with turkey from the holiday meal. These are easy to prepare and your family will thank you, I’m sure!

Loaded Thanksgiving Potatoes


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to season
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup of thick turkey slices, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ cups of stuffing, prepared
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
  • ½ cup of gravy (or more)
  • dried cranberries to garnish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rub oil over the potatoes and place on a pan. Bake for one hour.

Remove potatoes from oven and lower temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Allow potatoes to cool until you’re able to handle them. Slice potatoes in half, remove the insides of potatoes and place into a medium bowl, leaving a rim to create a sturdy skin shell.

Smash potatoes inside medium bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat milk and butter in a small pan or microwave until butter melts.

Add milk mixture to the bowl with potatoes, fold in cheese, and turkey slices.

Stuff potato skins evenly with potato mixture. Top with an even layer of stuffing on each potato.

Return potatoes into the oven and cook for an additional 30 minutes.

Garnish with gravy and cranberries.

Looking for even more recipe ideas to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers? Check out this amazing list of 50 Recipes Using Leftover Turkey!



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