Kumpir (Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe – Turkey Special

This Turkish kumpir recipe is a must-try! Kumpir is a popular street food made with creamy baked potatoes topped with a variety of delicious toppings. This recipe is a close replica of what you can find in the streets of Istanbul and you can enjoy it at home using my easy instructions.

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Total Time1 hr 20 min

Kumpir (Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes) Ingredients :

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil optional
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup canned corn
  • 1 ½ cup Kisir Turkish bulgur salad
  • 2 hotdogs Sliced and seared in a bit of olive oil
  • ? cup green olives or black olives or a mix
  • 1 cup Russian salad Olivier salad
  • ? cup pickled red cabbage
  • tbsp ezme
  • ½ cup dill pickles diced

How to Make Kumpir (Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and dry the potatoes, poke them a few times with a fork and rub with some olive oil (is using) and salt.


Wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil and bake them for 45 minutes to 1 hour until their internal temperature registers at 210 degrees. The potatoes are ready when you can easily insert a knife in them.


Let the potatoes cool for 5 minutes, then unwrap them and slice them open using a knife. Make sure they are intact on one side. Fluff them a bit using a fork.


Divide the butter and cheese between the potatoes and fluff againa untilmooth and creamy.


Top with your favorite topping and finish with ketchup and mayonnaise if desired.