Turkey Taco Potato Boats

by aimee @ shugarysweets on September 12, 2013

Looking for a delicious, easy dinner idea? Try combining a classic baked potato with taco seasoned ground turkey! Don’t forget all the toppings!

Baked Potatoes topped with taco seasoned ground turkey and all the fixings! Easy delicious dinner idea!

I think it’s official. I can basically turn any meal into a mexican fiesta!

I wasn’t sure if baked potatoes would taste good with taco meat, but after one bite, I’m a believer! And, if you’re watching your fat intake, this is a hearty, low fat meal! The lean ground turkey is perfect for this recipe, but if you choose, you can use ground chicken or ground beef in it’s place.

Be sure to top your potato with all the fixin’s! Lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado, red onions and even sour cream, if desired!

If you’re interested, I use homemade taco mix for all my taco seasoning needs. It’s great to be able to control the amount of salt and flavor!

Baked Potatoes topped with taco seasoned ground turkey and all the fixings! Easy delicious dinner idea!

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Turkey Taco Potato Boats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6


  • 4-6 potatoes
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 pkt taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 head lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 3 large roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup colby-jack cheese, shredded
  • sour cream


  1. Bake potatoes in oven. I like to bake mine directly on the oven rack in a 375 degree F oven for about one hour (pierce potatoes with a fork first). Potatoes will vary in cook times depending on size.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ground turkey in a large skillet until browned. Drain. Add taco seasoning and water and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. To assemble, slice potatoes. Add ground turkey and cheese. Top with desired topping. ENJOY.

Baked Potatoes topped with taco seasoned ground turkey and all the fixings! Easy delicious dinner idea!

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Kathy September 12, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Love taco potatoes. They are on the regular menu rotation at our house!
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Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life September 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

Whoa, I love the way you think. A Mexican fiesta is always good in my book! This is so creative – Mexican potatoes, I’m thinking I could eat my fair share. Avocado is always one of my fixin’s, it looks so pretty on these! Pinned!
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Eva @ Eva Bakes September 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

What a fun twist on tacos!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet September 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

We actually use a lot of turkey meat around here! These look wonderful!
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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Aimee, I LOVE this idea for a quick and easy weeknight all-in-one meal!
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Marcie@Flavorthemoments September 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I love tacos any way, shape, or form, so I am into this idea! A baked potato fiesta sounds like a great time to me!
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Des September 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

What is funny about this is I was seriously just thinking the other day that I needed a loaded baked potato and THIS is exactly what I meant. Looks great lady!
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Abbie September 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

these look so delicious! I love the idea of using a baked potato in place of a taco shell.
So creative! :)
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Stephanie @ PlainChicken September 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Looks delicious! I am always looking for new taco night ideas.
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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com September 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I love stuffing potatoes with all the good stuff! Potato boats with taco seasoned turkey meat sound absolutely delicious. Ultimate comfort food!
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aimee @ shugarysweets September 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

Thanks Julia, I couldn’t agree more :)


Tamara Coleman September 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Love it! This would be a fun fit for Taco Tuesday’s over at my food blog! Fun idea! :)


Jess @ On Sugar Mountain September 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Tacos + baked potato = one happy Jess. Aimee this looks like such an awesome way to have tacos for dinner! I always have extra potatoes lying around…who knew they were just waiting to be transformed into taco potato boats?!
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Taco in potato boats?! So creative and yum!
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Mackenzie @ Cheerios and Lattes September 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Great idea; we love stuffed potatoes in the Winter time!


Kristen Duke September 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Oh my these sound amazing! I love loaded baked potatoes but never thought of adding taco meat to the top. I’m sure the kids would love these – will be trying these out soon!
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Lyuba@willcookforsmiles September 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

That is such a great idea, Aimee! I know my husband and I would both love it!
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Jenn September 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

These look so good! I never would have thought of doing that! I can’t wait to try them!
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Crystal September 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Ouh my husband would love these! He loves loaded potatoes and this sounds like a great recipe to try. Thanks Aimee! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets September 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

Can’t go wrong with a loaded potato!


Alexis @ Upside Down Pear August 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm

I have never seen a taco potato before, but this seems like the best idea ever! I’m definitely going to have to try this :) Combining two of my loves…Mexican foods and potatoes. It actually fits in perfect with my Irish/Mexican family!


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