Stuffed baked potato

Stuffed baked potato

When it comes to a simple yet delicious dinner, a perfect baked potato with a savoury filling is hard to beat. It may seem humble in looks, but the contrasting textures and flavours will knock you off your feet. The crispy skin on the outside and the soft potato on the inside taste wonderful combined with the savoury filling of chopped turkey and poured-over mushroom sauce. So, fire up your oven, grab your potatoes and get ready to experience the ultimate comfort food dish!

Instructions

  • Bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 250°C until tender.
  • Slice the potatoes lengthwise in half and remove some of the insides.
  • Mix the potato insides with butter and chopped turkey, and then season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Heat Puck Mushroom Sauce in a saucepan and pour over each baked potato. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
Enjoy!
Tips

One of the most important things to consider when making these stuffed baked potatoes is the type of potatoes to use. Russet potatoes are the most commonly used type for baking as they have a light texture and are perfect for absorbing the flavours of the toppings. But Red and Yukon Gold potatoes also work quite well for this stuffed potato recipe. When prepping the potatoes for baking, it is important to give them a good scrub to remove any dirt and debris. Bake them at a high temperature to get that crispy exterior. A temperature of 250°C should do the trick, but the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes. To test if they are done, insert and small knife or fork into the centre – it should go right through.

Questions about baked potatoes

In the mood for stuffed potatoes? We have the best baked potato recipe for you with a deliciously creamy and savoury filling. Read on to learn more.

What is a baked potato?
A baked potato is a type of dish where the potato is roasted in an oven until it becomes soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It is a popular side dish that can be served plain or topped with various ingredients such as butter, cheese, or sour cream. A baked stuffed potato can be a versatile addition to many meals and is very easy to prepare. Our ingredients for baked potato include mushroom sauce, medium-sized potatoes, butter, turkey, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, and freshly chopped parsley.
How to make a baked potato in the oven?
Preheat the oven to 250°C and bake the potatoes until they are tender. Once they are fully cooked, slice them lengthwise in half and remove some of the insides. Mix the removed potato filling with butter, chopped turkey, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle cheese on top. In a separate saucepan, heat Puck Mushroom Sauce until it is warm and then pour it over each baked potato. Lastly, garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
What filling to use for baked potatoes?
The filling for baked potatoes can be made using the insides of the potatoes, chopped turkey slices, butter, salt, pepper, and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese on top. The result is a creamy, rich filling with savoury and meaty flavours that complement the tender and crispy stuffed baked potatoes, creating a delicious and satisfying dish.
How long does a baked potato take in the oven?
The time it takes to bake a potato in the oven will vary depending on the size of the potato and the type of oven used. Typically, medium-sized potatoes take around 35-55 minutes to bake in a conventional oven at 250°C. Smaller potatoes may take less time, while larger potatoes may take more time. To test if they are done, insert a fork or small knife into the centre of a potato and check if it is soft and tender. If it is still firm, give it a few more minutes in the oven.
Can you freeze a baked potato with fillings?
The texture may change if you freeze the stuffed baked potato whole with toppings and fillings. Potatoes can become soft and mushy after being frozen and thawed, which may affect the overall texture and taste of the dish. If you want to freeze a baked potato with fillings, it is best to freeze the potato and the fillings separately. When you wish to reheat the baked potato, bake it in the oven until it is heated through, then heat the filling and the sauce until it is warm and finish assembling and browning the baked potato as per the recipe.
How long will a baked potato last in the refrigerator?
Baked potatoes will last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days if stored properly in an airtight container or wrapped in foil. To ensure that it stays fresh and does not develop any off smells or flavours, it is important to cool it to room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator. Additionally, removing any toppings or fillings before storing the potato is a good idea, as these can spoil faster than the potato itself. 

Ingredients

Mushroom sauce
250 ml
Medium-sized potatoes, washed with skin on
2
Of turkeys, chopped
4 slices
Butter
2 tbsp
Cheddar cheese
240 g
Salt
1 tsp
Peppers
1 tsp
Garnish
Freshly chopped fresh parsley

Stuffed baked potatoes with cheddar

A plate of stuffed baked potato with cheese is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to please the palate. With its creamy, smooth texture and bold flavours, this dish is perfect for any occasion. The potato is at the heart of this dish, baked to perfection in the oven. The tender and crispy skin provides the perfect contrast to the creamy, smooth filling inside. 

The filling is made with soft potato scooped from the potato skins mixed with melted butter, savoury chopped turkey, and a generous sprinkle of flavourful cheddar cheese on top. A pinch of salt and pepper brings out the natural flavours of the ingredients, making this filling irresistible. Warm creamy mushroom sauce poured on top will melt the cheese and add some delicious and mild creaminess. Garnished with freshly chopped parsley, these stuffed baked potatoes are a beautiful sight to behold. Not only do they look amazing, but they taste even better. The herbs add a pop of fresh flavour that complements the rich and satisfying filling.

For more delicious recipes, check out our creamy mashed potatoes with mushroom sauce, creamy potato bake, and cheese chicken kofta with potatoes.

Savoury potato and turkey filling

The filling for stuffed baked potatoes elevates this dish to a whole new level. The perfect blend of creamy potatoes, savoury turkey, and cheddar cheese creates a filling that is both delicious and rewarding. The potato provides a soft, creamy base, while the melted butter adds richness and moisture. The smooth texture of the potato is complemented by the chopped turkey, while the cheese provides a gooey and salty touch. So, when you take a bite of the stuffed baked potato, you will experience a burst of flavour in every mouthful.

Enjoy the softness of stuffed baked potatoes and mushroom sauce

An oven-baked potato with toppings is the epitome of comfort food and is perfect any day of the year. The rich and hearty filling is guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied and full. But what truly makes this dish so delectable is the combination of soft stuffed baked potatoes and the velvety smooth mushroom sauce poured on top.

Sink your fork into a warm, freshly baked potato with soft and pillowy flesh that will melt in your mouth. The delicate texture of the potato contrasts perfectly with the crisp skin, creating a truly satisfying experience.

The smooth and creamy mushroom sauce melds with soft and fluffy potatoes to create a harmonious blend of flavours and textures. In addition, the warm sauce melts the cheddar cheese, creating an even more delicious and cheesy experience. Whether you are spooning the sauce over the top of the stuffed baked potatoes or dipping each bite into the sauce, you will not be able to get enough of the indulgent taste.

Make it your own

Adjusting our simple and easy baked potato recipe can be a fun and exciting way to add some variety to your dinner table. You can experiment with baked potato toppings and add a little fiery heat to get your tastebuds tingling.

Switch things up with a chilli cheese baked potato and simply top the stuffed baked potatoes with your favourite chilli cheddar cheese or just sprinkle with some red chilli flakes. The heat from the chilli adds a spicy kick that complements the creamy, rich filling of the baked potato. The chilli also helps balance the dish’s flavours, bringing out the savoury and salty notes from the cheese and toppings.