Thanksgiving is such a delicious day!  I get up a little later, watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while eating a piece of Apple Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid, work on my contribution for our dinner and then head over to enjoy the day with family and friends.  We eat, watch football {go Chargers!}, play cards and chat the day away.  I wake up feeling a little more thankful and try to really soak in every second.  Then Friday comes and I wake up feeling the pressure of Christmas.  The gifts, cards to send in the mail, extra baking, parties, events and although I really do…LOVE Christmas…it isn’t as relaxing of a season for me.  I am working hard on not putting as much pressure on myself, being a little more relaxed and trying harder to enjoy the moment.

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This recipe can help with that, although I hesitate to even call today’s post a recipe.  It is more of a REALLY great idea to use up those leftovers.  At my house it always seems like we have everything but mashed potatoes left {probably because they are my favorite and I eat way too much}.  For this “recipe” all you need to do is bake potatoes, hollow out the middle of said potato, and re-stuff with seasoned potato, gravy, stuffing and turkey…and more gravy {cause, why not?}.  Bake for about 15 minutes longer and voila…Turkey and Fixings Stuffed Taters!




Turkey and Fixings Stuffed Tater

Leftover turkey dinner stuffed in a baked tater...such a great and delicious idea

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 Russet potatoes {baked}
  • 1 cup leftover turkey gravy
  • 1 1/2 cup leftover stuffing
  • 2 cups leftover turkey {chopped or shredded}


  1. Hollow out the middle of baked potatoes, making sure to leave enough to keep shape of potato.

  2. Take hollowed out potato and mash with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Add 2-3 tablespoons of potato mixture to the bottom of each hollowed out potato and add 1-2 tablespoons of leftover gravy to the top.

  4. Mix leftover stuffing with leftover turkey.  Fill rest of hollowed out potato with stuffing and turkey mixture and drizzle with additional gravy.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes in a 375 degree preheated oven and serve warm.