I am a huge fan of potato skins.  The other day I made bbq chicken potato skins.  While making them I realized that potato skins are the perfect vessel for Thanksgiving leftovers.  Fill the skin with your leftovers and your are there.  I must say that these are some of the most delicious potato skins that I have ever had.

Thanksgiving Leftovers - Potato Skin Edition
Thanksgiving Leftovers - Potato Skin Edition

Serve with a side of gravy and you will be in heaven.

Thanksgiving Potato Skins

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 cup leftover gravy – Plus a little extra for drizzling
  • 1 cup leftover stuffing – Herb Stuffing
  • 1 cup leftover turkey – Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
  • 1 cup leftover veggies – Green bean casserole, corn, broccoli, etc.
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  This will allow them to be almost fully cooked.  Follow the instructions on my perfect baked potato post for instructions on baking potatoes.

The Lonely Baked Potato - If this potato only knew it would be stuffed with turkey, gravy and stuffing
The Lonely Baked Potato - If this potato only knew it would be stuffed with turkey, gravy and stuffing

Next remove the potatoes from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  You can start to carve them out now if you like, but you will most likely burn yourself.  I totally recommend waiting.

Once the potatoes are cooled, cut them in half and scoop out the middle to form a boat.  Try to leave about a 1/4 inch of a potato on the skin.  Save the excess potato insides for breakfast potatoes.

The potato boat
The potato boat - Soon to be floating down a river of gravy

Layer the skins with turkey and gravy.

Turkey and gravy
Turkey and gravy

Next layer on some stuffing.  Finally top with any vegetables that you may have left over.  I used corn, but any vegetable will work.

Add stuffing and any leftover veggies
Add stuffing and any leftover veggies

Now top with cheddar cheese.  The sharper the better.

Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Place the skins back into the 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese melts and starts to turn brown.

Perfect
Perfect

Serve with a side of gravy and this is an appetizer fit for a king.

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Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

3 Comments

  1. Great looking potato boats, Rex! I can deal with the corn, but if you put green beans in there, I might have to smack ya 🙂 lol

    • I think green beans would be pretty sweet. I am a fan of mixing everything together. The boats were awesome. Make sure to have a little gravy left over for dipping.

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