Can I get a turkey sandwich?
After Thanksgiving, my hubby looks forward to turkey sandwiches the most. Some sliced turkey, some Borden® cheese slices and a bit of mayo. That is sandwich heaven to him. But you can only have so many sandwiches from leftover turkey (well, that applies to me anyway.) 😉
So why not take ALL of your Thanksgiving leftovers and make them into the most perfect stuffed baked potato! This is so filling that it can be a whole new dinner for your family. And it’s a great way to use leftovers because it tastes absolutely awesome!
Gotta have the right cheese…
We’re going to top these taters with the bestest melting cheese known to man. And to Brandie. Borden® Grilled Cheese Melts. They really are the easiest, gooey, yummiest topping for these taters. And for cheeseburgers. And for casseroles. And for after-school snacks and well, the list goes on. 🙂 Borden® Cheese is pure, creamy goodness. Here’s my other favorite thing about Borden® that you may not know – every slice, chunk or shredded cheese is brought to us by a co-operative of more than 8,000 American, family-owned dairy farms. So you are not only feeding your family some good eats, you are helping to support a generation of farmers. And what’s not to love about that?! There really is love in there. Go on. Try it. You can taste it. 😉
Yep, in the crock pot
So, as part of my Thanksgiving grocery shopping, I picked up a few extra russet potatoes just for this purpose. Not a lot of fuss! It really is the easiest (read: laziest) way to make baked potatoes. And after Thanksgiving, we are as lazy as cows in a pasture in the heat of the summer. Pop them into the slow cooker (you don’t even need to wrap them in aluminum foil) and let them hang out and cook. Then take all the leftovers out of the fridge. Warm any that might need warming up in the microwave then stuff those taters on your own time!
for the potatoes:
4-6 russet potatoes
kosher salt, to taste
First things first, give potatoes a good rinsing. I do this in a colander in the sink.
Keeping the potatoes in the colander, poke each one a few times with a fork and coat them with olive oil.
Sprinkle and rub in kosher salt.
Place them into your 6 quart (or larger) slow cooker. Note: you do not need a rack like the one shown. I use it because it came with my slow cooker and it makes it easier to remove the potatoes after they cook but is not necessary.
Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours (depending on the size of your potatoes you may need longer)
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place cooked potatoes on baking sheet. Split them open lengthwise with a knife. Place a couple of tablespoons of stuffing into the middle.
Next, top with a tablespoon or two of cranberry sauce.
Then top with sliced turkey.
Drizzle a bit of gravy on top.
Then cover the potatoes with a slice of Borden® Grilled Cheese Melts.
Turn broiler on the oven to high. Place baking sheet onto oven rack but don’t walk away. The broiler should melt the cheese within a minute.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Borden® Cheese. The opinions and texts are all mine.
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Thanksgiving LeftoversPrint Pin Rate
- for the potatoes:
- 4 large russet potatoes
- olive oil
- kosher salt to taste
- for the toppings:
- cranberry sauce
- sliced turkey
- 4 Borden® Grilled Cheese Melts Singles
- First things first, give potatoes a good rinsing. I do this in a colander in the sink.
- Keeping the potatoes in the colander, poke each one a few times with a fork and coat them with olive oil.
- Sprinkle and rub in kosher salt.
- Place potatoes into a 6 quart (or larger) slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place cooked potatoes on baking sheet. Split them open lengthwise with a knife.
- Place a couple of tablespoons of stuffing into the middle.
- Next, top with a tablespoon or two of cranberry sauce.
- Then top with sliced turkey.
- Drizzle a bit of gravy on top.
- Then cover the potatoes with a slice of Borden Grilled Cheese Melts.
- Turn broiler on the oven to high. Place baking sheet onto oven rack but don't walk away. The broiler should melt the cheese within a minute.
- Remove from the oven and carefully put on a plate (hot potato!) 😉 And dig in!