Turkey Taco Potato Boats

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!

21 Responses to “Turkey Taco Potato Boats”

  1. posted Sep 12, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Love taco potatoes. They are on the regular menu rotation at our house!

  2. posted Sep 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!

  3. posted Sep 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    What a fun twist on tacos!

  4. posted Sep 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    We actually use a lot of turkey meat around here! These look wonderful!

  5. posted Sep 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Aimee, I LOVE this idea for a quick and easy weeknight all-in-one meal!

  6. posted Sep 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!

  7. Des
    posted Sep 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!

  8. posted Sep 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! :)

  9. posted Sep 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Looks delicious! I am always looking for new taco night ideas.

  10. posted Sep 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!

  11. posted Sep 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! :)

  12. posted Sep 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?!

  13. posted Sep 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Taco in potato boats?! So creative and yum!

  14. posted Sep 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm

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

  15. posted Sep 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!

  16. posted Sep 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    That is such a great idea, Aimee! I know my husband and I would both love it!

  17. posted Sep 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!

  18. posted Sep 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! :)

  19. posted Aug 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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