If you’ve been looking for Thanksgiving leftover recipes that are easy to make but taste just as great as the Thanksgiving dinner, you’re gonna love these turkey stuffed sweet potatoes! These healthy stuffed sweet potatoes are easy to make and are ready in just a few minutes!
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Thanksgiving dinner is so delicious, you may not want it to end! Luckily, so much food is made for the holiday that you’re bound to have some leftovers to enjoy the next day. One of the best ways to use up that leftover turkey is in turkey stuffed sweet potatoes! These amazing stuffed sweet potatoes are so delicious, you’ll want to use up all your leftover turkey making them!
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Without fail, we always have tons of leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner! Which means I’m always looking for delicious new ways to enjoy those leftovers during the days following Thanksgiving. These turkey stuffed sweet potatoes are one of my favorite ways to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. This particular sweet potato filling is so delicious and makes a savory, filling and healthy recipe, perfect for enjoying during the days after you eat that decadent meal.
How Long is Leftover Turkey Good For?
Leftover turkey stays good in the refrigerator for up to four days, so you’ll want to use up all that leftover turkey during the weekend following your Thanksgiving dinner. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat it all before the weekend is over, you can freeze the leftover turkey for up to three months. Then, simply thaw out the cooked turkey and add it to your favorite leftover turkey recipe!
Tips for Making Turkey Sweet Potato
This recipe is so simple! But I do have a couple simple tips to help you make this easy recipe:
- When scooping the flesh from the sweet potato, leave a little bit of flesh intact around the skin. Sweet potato skin is much thinner than the skin of a white potato. The extra flesh attached to the skin will make it sturdier, ensuring all the stuffing stays inside the stuffed sweet potato as you bake it.
- Mash the sweet potato well before adding the other ingredients. To avoid large chunks of sweet potato in your turkey stuffed sweet potato skins, make sure the sweet potato flesh is smashed well and is smooth before adding the rest of the ingredients to the skin.
Can I Make turkey stuffed Sweet Potatoes Ahead of Time?
These easy stuffed sweet potatoes can easily be made ahead! To make your healthy stuffed sweet potatoes ahead of time, follow the recipe below up to the baking step. Instead of baking, cover the stuffed sweet potatoes and place them in the fridge. When you’re ready to bake your sweet potatoes, remove the cover and place them in the preheated oven. Add five minutes to the bake time to give the sweet potato filling time to warm up before it starts to bake.
Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Makes 4 stuffed sweet potato halves
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
For this easy and yummy recipe you’ll need large sweet potatoes, diced turkey, lime juice, cranberries, chopped pecans, butter and honey.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake sweet potatoes in microwave until soft. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop the flesh out and keep the skins.
Mash the flesh, then mix with diced turkey, dried cranberries, half the lime juice, and salt to taste.
Place back into skins.
Mix pecans with butter, honey, and a few drops of lime juice. Top the stuffed skins with the pecan syrup.
Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Serve right away.
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Thanksgiving leftover Turkey stuffed sweet potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 cup diced turkey
- The juice of one lime
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake sweet potatoes in microwave until soft.
- Cut in half lengthwise, scoop the flesh out and keep the skins.
- Mash the flesh, then mix with diced turkey, dried cranberries, half the lime juice, and salt to taste.
- Place back into skins.
- Mix pecans with butter, honey, and a few drops of lime juice.
- Top the stuffed skins with the pecan syrup.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.