Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes (Kumpir)

Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes (Kumpir)
07 May 2024

Kumpir is a magnificent street delicacy that blends butter into a hot potato and is enriched with the ingredients of your choice. Kumpir, also known as baked potatoes, is prepared by cutting the potato in half. The potatoes left inside are mashed. Optionally, it can be enriched with ingredients such as olives, salami, sausage, peas, corn, and carrots. The main ingredients are butter, potatoes, and cheddar cheese. If your ingredients are ready, we can start the delicious homemade kumpir recipe.

How Many Calories in 1 Serving of Kumpir?

One kumpir is approximately 95 calories. The calorie value may vary according to the ingredients you add.

Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook time : 40 mins
Servings : 2 People
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Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes (Kumpir)


  • 2 medium-sized potatoes (You can increase according to the number of people)
  • 1 bowl of garnishes
  • 5-6 pickled gherkins
  • 1 bowl of boiled corn
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sliced olives
  • 2-3 sausages (slightly boiled)
  • 1 bowl of grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)
Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes (Kumpir)


  1. Preheat the oven to 240 degrees. Wash the potatoes well, and wrap them separately in baking paper and aluminum foil. Place on the wire rack of the hot oven and bake until softened.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the side dish. Drain the water from the garnish and put it in a bowl.
  3. Add the canned corn. Chop the pickled gherkins into small pieces, slice the sausages, add them to the mixture, and blend everything.
  4. When the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the oven, cut them in half, scoop out the insides with a spoon and put them in a bowl.
  5. Add butter, a pinch of salt, and grated cheddar cheese to the inside of the potato and mix with the potato until the butter and cheddar cheese melt.
  6. Place the garnish mixture in the center of the potato. Serve hot by squeezing mayonnaise and ketchup. Enjoy your meal.
Expert Tips
  • Take care to choose large and decent-sized potatoes when making baked potatoes.
  • Immediately mash the cooked potatoes with cheddar cheese and butter. Otherwise, it will lose its consistency as it cools.
  • To keep the potatoes moist, keep the oven on the non-fan program.
  • You can enrich the inside of the potato with the ingredients you want.
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