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Ground Turkey Stuffed Potato Skins

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Ground turkey stuffed potato skins are a great recipe to use as an appetizer or side dish. They’re delicious, lower in calories, and easy to make! Be sure to visit all of our ground turkey recipes for more meal ideas.

When you are looking for ways to make homemade versions of your favorite restaurant treats and appetizers you can’t go wrong with swapping out ground beef for ground turkey. It’s an easy way to cut calories and fat without sacrificing taste and texture.

Pin showing the finished ground turkey stuffed potato skins ready to serve

These tasty stuffed potato skins are great for sharing. If you like making easy ground turkey recipes for game day, parties, and more, these potato skins are an excellent option.

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Ground turkey stuffed potato skins use simple, wholesome, easy to find ingredients so you don’t have to stress about locating anything crazy at the grocery store. Add the ingredients to your next grocery order so you can try a batch of these tasty potato skins.

What are the benefits of using ground turkey?

Using ground turkey in your recipes is not only beneficial for your health, it’s also great for your wallet! In most of our local grocery stores, ground turkey is cheaper than beef. That’s a great swap to make if you are watching your grocery budget more closely these days.

In terms of calories and fat, you’ll find that ground turkey has less of both as well as less cholesterol. I love to use the ground turkey breast for an even leaner meat that cooks up nicely! If you are on the Weight Watchers program that personalizes a program for each individual you can find more information below on enjoying this recipe on WW.

close up finished ground turkey stuffed potato skins ready to eat

What do I need to make ground turkey loaded potato skins?

This recipe uses potatoes, olive oil, sea salt, yellow onion, garlic, ground turkey, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, and toppings of your choice. Think of things like bacon bits, chopped green onions, sour cream, and chives! 

You can add whatever kind of toppings you like on your baked potatoes to these loaded baked potato skins. They’re easy to customize and fun to share with lots of options. Let everyone top their own and see what creations everyone comes up with!

Ground turkey stuffed potato skins would make a great addition to your loaded potato bar…if you’ve never tried this for a family dinner night or party you have to check it out.

top down look at a finished plate of ground turkey stuffed potato skins

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Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good non-stick skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!

finished ground turkey stuffed potato skins ready to serve.

How to make ground turkey stuffed potato skins:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.

Place the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet, at least an inch apart, and use a fork to prick holes into the potato skins.

Drizzle a half-teaspoon or so of olive oil over each potato, then use clean hands or a basting brush to rub the oil into the skins, coating evenly on all sides. 

Sprinkle sea salt over the potatoes, then place them into the oven. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until fork tender. Set aside and allow the potatoes to cool, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

prepping potatoes for ground turkey stuffed potato skins

Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a skillet over medium heat, drizzle a couple teaspoons of oil and add the chopped onions. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until the onions become translucent. 

Add the garlic and ground turkey to the pan. Cook until the turkey is browned and completely cooked through.

Add the canned diced tomatoes (see notes), salt, and pepper. Continue cooking until the ingredients are combined and warmed throughout.

stuffing mixture in potato skins

Slice the baked potatoes in half and arrange skin-sides-down onto the baking sheet or in a lightly greased or sprayed baking dish.

Scoop a couple of tablespoons of potato flesh out of each potato half and set aside (see notes).

Place 2-3 tablespoons of the prepared turkey filling into each potato half, then top with a generous helping of shredded cheese.

Adding chives to the potatoes

Return the baking sheet or dish with the filled potato skins to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

Remove the potato skins from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.

Top with sour cream and chopped green onions or chives and serve.

top down look at a plate full of the finished ground turkey stuffed potato skins

Can I have this recipe on Weight Watchers?

Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay within your points ranges for the day/week.

Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients/brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!

finished potato skins ready to eat

Looking for more delicious ways to use ground turkey in your meal plans this week?

Here are some other delicious ground turkey recipes that we think you’ll love. It’s easy to turn ground turkey into everything from breakfast to dinners and snacks. There’s something for every slot on your upcoming meal plans so check out all these great recipes.

Loaded potato skins ready to serve made with ground turkey.

Printable Ground Turkey Stuffed Potato Skins Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Ground Turkey Stuffed Potato Skins

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Ground turkey stuffed potato skins are a great recipe to use as an appetizer or side dish. They're delicious, lower in calories, and easy to make!

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 potatoes, rinsed, scrubbed, and patted dry
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (do not drain!)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream and chopped green onions or chives for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.
  2. Place the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet, at least an inch apart, and use a fork to prick holes into the potato skins.
  3. Drizzle a half-teaspoon or so of olive oil over each potato, then use clean hands or a basting brush to rub the oil into the skins, coating evenly on all sides.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt over the potatoes, then place them into the oven. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until fork tender. Set aside and allow the potatoes to cool, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a skillet over medium heat, drizzle a couple teaspoons of oil and add the chopped onions. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until the onions become translucent.
  6. Add the garlic and ground turkey to the pan. Cook until the turkey is browned and completely cooked through.
  7. Add the canned diced tomatoes (see notes), salt, and pepper. Continue cooking until the ingredients are combined and warmed throughout.
  8. Slice the baked potatoes in half and arrange skin-sides-down onto the baking sheet or in a lightly greased or sprayed baking dish.
  9. Scoop a couple of tablespoons of potato flesh out of each potato half and set aside (see notes).
  10. Place 2-3 tablespoons of the prepared turkey filling into each potato half, then top with a generous helping of shredded cheese.
  11. Return the baking sheet or dish with the filled potato skins to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.
  12. Remove the potato skins from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  13. Top with sour cream and chopped green onions or chives and serve.

Notes

  • Remember - do not drain the canned tomatoes! The extra juice in the can will keep the filling nice and juicy while it cooks. Ground turkey can dry out easily when cooking, so you’ll need all the moisture you can get.
  • You can make a small batch of mashed potatoes out of the cooked potato flesh that you scoop from the skins before filling, or if preferred, you can use a fork to mix the extra potato flesh into the ground turkey filling to add some bulk to your potato skins and make your dish more of a twice-baked-potato deal.
  • If desired, you can use canned diced tomatoes with green chiles or add a packet of taco seasoning to the filling while cooking to add some Mexican-style heat to your potato skins.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 75mgSodium 321mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 21g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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