Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe

Published on November 28th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato in a Skillet with spatula on the side

We recommend ground turkey when you’re looking for a more lean and healthy meat alternative to ground beef. This high-protein, low-fat turkey meat has a naturally mild sweet flavor that is easy to infuse with any combination of herbs and seasonings. With our Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet recipe, we take a familiar hash-type concept and make it a little more healthy. We chose sweet potato for its healthy fiber, vitamins A & C, and it’s much lower in starch than white potatoes. Also, the sweet earthy flavor of sweet potato is the perfect complement to the herbs, seasonings, and spices in this recipe. This is an excellent one-pot-style meal and is a perfect bowl of comfort to warm your soul. We hope you enjoy our recipe for Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with your friends and family. If you love turkey, you'll love this recipe for Grilled Turkey Steak, for your next culinary adventures.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Serves
4-6 persons

Ingredients

  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey Meat

  • 1 medium yellow Onion - diced

  • 3 cloves Garlic - minced

  • 1 Bell pepper - diced

  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro - chopped

  • 1/2 cup Tahini

  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice

  • 2 tablespoons Honey

  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon Cumin

  • 1 teaspoon Allspice

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • Parmesan Cheese Grated for topping

Instructions

Wash and rinse the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized pieces, then place them into a saucepan. Peeling the potatoes is optional and depends on personal preference.

Add water to the saucepan, fully submerge the potatoes, then place on high heat, cover, and bring to a boil before lowering the heat to medium and cooking for 10 minutes.

While waiting for the potatoes to cook, place an large deep skillet on medium-high heat and add the oil.

Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, cilantro, and sauté for 3 minutes.

Add the ground turkey to the skillet, mix with the seasonings, and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked.

When the potatoes are fork-tender, remove from the heat, strain, and mix into the skillet with the cooked ground turkey, stirring to combine with the other ingredients, then let cook for 10-15 minutes to crisp and brown the outside of the potatoes.

While the potato and turkey mixture browns use a small bowl to whisk the tahini, lime juice, honey, cinnamon, cumin and all spice into a sauce.

Once the potatoes begin to toast and brown, mix in the sauce, making sure to coat all the ingredients, add a little water if it's sticking to the pan.

When the sauce has fully been incorporated into the dish, season with salt and pepper to taste, remove from the heat and serve warm in bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and enjoy.

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart