Idaho® Potato Turkey Burger Pie


  • 1 1/2 pounds Idaho Potatoes, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup minced onion (optional)
  • 12 ounces ground turkey*
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce or ketchup (or a mixture of the two)
  • 6 slices yellow, low-fat American cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • *Ground beef may be substituted for turkey


  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees. In a large, heavy stockpot, bring potato slices and 3 cups water to boiling. Boil, covered for 3 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan with a lid, place onion (if using) and 1 tablespoon water. Cook onion and water over high heat with lid on for 2 minutes. Add the ground turkey and cook, stirring for 4 minutes, or until meat is browned and cooked through.
  3. Spray a 9-inch, deep pie pan with vegetable oil spray. Place 2/3 of the potato slices into the bottom of the pie pan; spoon the ground turkey on top of the potatoes and drizzle the barbecue sauce on top of the meat. Cover the meat with 4 cheese slices, cutting them to fit. If desired, season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover the "pie" with the remaining potatoes, and top with the last 2 slices of cheese, cut into strips.
  4. Cover pie loosely with foil, making sure that foil does not touch the top of the pie. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
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Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 270
Sodium: 425 mg
Fat: 8 g
Protein: 21 g
Cholesterol: 53 mg

Photo Credit:
Jacqueline Bruchez
(Recipe Photo Contest Winner)

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