Delicious turkey, ham and cheese stuffed twice baked potatoes are an easy recipe, perfect for a budget friendly festive feast that will please the whole family.
Christmas can be a really hectic time; in theory it might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it seems a bit of a race sometimes. Shopping, seeing family and friends and cooking, cooking and more cooking mean that both time and budgets are under pressure. All I want is to relax with good food and enjoy the season.
My festive twice baked potatoes are perfect made with chicken in the evenings before Christmas, after a day out, or some last minute shopping, or ideal to serve up at a buffet as they use both turkey and cranberry sauce leftovers.
My festive twice baked potatoes have all the convenience of baked potato, but levelled up to something far more interesting by scooping the potato out and mixing it with turkey, cranberry sauce and Primula cheese with ham, then filling the potato skins again, topping with grated cheese and popping back into the oven briefly to melt the cheese. .
The secret to scooping out the potato skin neatly is not to get all the flesh out; rather, score around the edge about 5mm / 1/4 ” in from the skin and then spoon out the middle. By leaving a layer of potato with the skin, it makes the potato shell more robust and easier to handle.
These twice baked potatoes are delicious as a filling and hearty meal, particularly as a way of using up Christmas left-overs, but they could also be made as party canapes by using small bite sized potatoes. For this, adjust the baking time downwards as required to about 25 minutes or so, depending on size.
How to Speed Up Cooking Oven Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes are far better when baked in the oven, but sometimes you need one faster than by baking purely in the oven – so simply start the spuds off in the microwave. Wash, oil and salt them as usual, cook on full power for about 4 minutes or so (depending on the power of your microwave oven) and finish for about 15 mins in the oven as normal.
We’ve used a good squirt of the the Primula with Ham for this recipe, but with 6 flavours to choose from (original, light, Primula with prawn, Primula with chive, Primula with salmon, and Primula with Ham) you can ring the changes)
As well as the variety of delicious flavours there are lots of other things to love about Primula, firstly it is such adaptable ingredient – it melts in to pasta and rice dishes, is delicious in dips and is ideal for snacks and sandwiches. Gluten free it also contains no artificial colours or preservatives. As part of the Kavli Trust all profits go to charity – Hurrah! Finally dogs adore the original one, so it makes an excellent training treat – see the photo of Herbert at the end of the post.
Serve this with my Primula Smoked Salmon Verrines for the perfect Primula festive feast.
Love Pasta Bakes? Try my Turkey and Ham bake!
Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes
Here are some more ideas for using that leftover turkey – remember that you can also substitute turkey in any recipe that uses leftover chicken!
- Left over turkey curry recipe
- Leftover turkey pasta bake
- Leftover turkey biryani
- Leftover turkey soup
- Leftover turkey pies
- Leftover turkey frittata
- Leftover turkey croquettes
- Leftover turkey slaw
Turkey Ham and Cheese Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes
- 3 baking potatoes
- 4 tbsp Primula with Ham
- 75 g frozen peas
- 1 tbsp cranberry sauce
- 100 g finely chopped cold chicken or turkey.
- 100 g grated cheese
- Heat the oven to 200c/gas mark 6.
- Rub the potatoes in vegetable oil, sprinkle on some salt and prick each potato a few times with a fork. Bake potatoes for an hour.
- Cut them in half, then cut around the flesh of each potato, ½ cm in from the skin.
- Scoop out the centre into a large bowl. Add to the potato the Primula, peas, cranberry sauce and meat.
- Sprinkle on the cheese, and reheat in the oven for about 10 minutes. If you want, finish under the grill to brown the grated cheese.
This would be delicious served with a bowl of my slow cooker red cabbage
As you can see Herbert loves Primula, it is one of his favourite treats, and he will stand to attention (or do almost anything) to get some!
This turkey, ham and cheese stuffed twice baked potatoes recipe was sponsored by Primula. All opinions are our own.
I haven’t made twice baked potatoes in years! Now I am craving them. I like your idea of making them ahead for Christmas. Fun!
Twice baked potatoes are so much better than the regular ones.
Kate | Veggie Desserts
I love twice baked potatoes and these ones look extra special.
A tasty alternative to regular baked potatoes.
I love primula and this looks like a great way to use it. Stuffed potatoes are just so comforting.
A perfect cold winter day kind of dinner.
Great idea for between Christmas and New Year, when you need a break from all the rich food. Primula added to my shopping list ready to make this.
Sometimes you just need something a little simple to enjoy.
I haven’t seen Primula. I’ll have to check there website to see if it is available in my area. These potatoes look phenomenal. It won’t let me rate the recipe, but I give it 5 stars!
You’ll find Primula in the chilled aisle, often grouped with other cheese spreads.
These look so delicious and easy to make! I hope I manage to make them look as good as you did! Great photos
Thank you Nina. So easy to make and their presentation is as they come.
This looks so festive! I love how you have added the cranberry sauce! And the peas to make it healthier :)
Any leftovers from your Christmas meal could be used.
Super Busy Mum
These look amazing – and I’ve never heard of twice baked potatoes before! You bet I’m going to look into them now!
Baking them twice melts the cheese, and crisps the outside perfectly.
This looks like a really nice recipe. As a vegetarian I would have to adjust it a little but I definitely wanna try this out! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a fab Christmas x
The original and chive varieties are both vegetarian, added with a nice selection of vegetables would be delicious.
These sound great. I’ve never made twice baked potatoes or potatoes like this at all.
So easy Melanie, and very tasty.
Stuffed potatoes are just a favourite of mine you can do so much with them, but this sounds particularly delicious – I am going to have to give it a try!
Such an easy and tasty meal to make.
I do love a good twice baked potato! I’ve never tried this Primula product, but I have had others and liked them so I’ll definitely pop one in my shopping trolley next time we visit the supermarket!
Such an easy and tasty way to eat potato.
I love primula and will regularly cook potatoes then cut them open and squeeze some in while it’s still hot x
Primula is a favourite here. Even more so now we have Herbert who adores it!
You are so right Christmas is massively hectic, so I love this recipe as it is not too time consuming x
So easy to make and totally satisying.
these look so yummy! and so simple as well!
Very easy to make, and very tasty.
We love twice baked potatoes and make them often, I have never used primula cheese in them though.
The Primula cheese melts well with the potato.
Not a big fan of cranberry. I do love jacket potatoes though! Yum.
Leave the cranberry, and add your own favourite Christmas flavours.
mmm baked potatoes. haven’t had them for years. a great way to use up left overs!
Such an easy meal to make.
My goodness these look so delicious and crispy! Not tried this combination before
Very tasty Melissa, lovely and crispy from the twice baked method.
Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
Oooh your twice baked potatoes sound delicious! I totally agree, they are perfect for such a busy time of year :)
Days get so hectic at this time of year, always good to have some easy meals.
This really looks yummy and haven’t try this baked potatoes, I’m sure my husband would love this too
Such an easy and yet satisfying meal.
I’m so glad I’ve found this recipe because I actually tried making loaded potatoes for the first time yesterday and am looking for even more toppings I can add!
Loving my loaded potatoes!
Agness of Run Agness Run
These stuffed potatoes are an awesome side dish, Helen! Easy, quick and finger-licking recipe. Can I use fresh instead of frozen peas?
so easy to make! Baked potatoes levelled up!