Easy Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe With Cranberries

This turkey stuffed sweet potato recipe with cranberry is the perfect side dish to make when you are ready to get through your Thanksgiving leftovers. The perfect combination of salty and sweet, this hearty side offers everything you need to keep the holiday going!

turkey stuffed sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are very versatile and most people traditionally roast them or turn them into a soup. In the Fall, we like to vary things off and create stuffed turkey options as well because we usually end up with lots of meat in our fridge and not enough days to eat it. Variety is KEY when time is running out.

Enjoy this brand new twist to an old classic. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat.  This stuffed sweet potato recipe will have everyone asking for seconds – so you might want to double up. LOL

Easy Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe With Cranberries

turkey stuffed sweet potato recipe

Easy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Directions for Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:

microwave sweet potato

Scrub potatoes and pierce with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 10-15 minutes, turning once, until tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool to the touch.

sweet potato side dish

When potatoes are cool, cut in half and scoop out the flesh (placing in a large bowl), leaving about 1/4″ thick potato in the shell. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

marshmallow and turkey

Add butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper to potato mixture in bowl and mix well. Stir in cranberry sauce, turkey, pecans and marshmallows.

Spoon mixture into shells and bake in a 425-degree oven for 8-12 minutes or until heated through. This recipe will serve 8 people.

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Do You Eat The Skin Of The Sweet Potato?

Yes, the skin of a sweet potato is edible. So, enjoy the entire dish. In fact, eating the skin is good for you! It contains fiber and potassium.

Related: Leftover Hawaiian Roll Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Swap Turkey For Chicken

This recipe is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, but you can always swap the turkey for chicken. Use whatever you have on hand.

thanksgiving sweet potato dish

Can You Freeze Sweet Potatoes?

Yes, you can free sweet potatoes – even after you cook them. You need to bake the sweet potatoes for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until tender. Do not put them in the freezer while they are still hot. Make sure they cool for about an hour. When you are ready to freeze, grab a freezer bag and place your cooled sweet potatoes in and store.

If you like this Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato, be sure to try these other options below:

Easy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe With Turkey And Cranberry

Easy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe With Turkey And Cranberry

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Scrub potatoes and pierce with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 10-15 minutes, turning once, until tender.
  2. Remove from oven and set aside to cool to the touch.
  3. When potatoes are cool, cut in half and scoop out the flesh (placing in a large bowl), leaving about 1/4" thick potato in the shell.
  4. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Add butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper to potato mixture in bowl and mix well. Stir in cranberry sauce, turkey, pecans and marshmallows.
  6. Spoon mixture into shells and bake in a 425-degree oven for 8-12 minutes or until heated through.

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