Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

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With quick and easy cooking in just one skillet, this Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet meal is an absolute must in the kitchen. It’s a perfect solution on a rushed day when you want to serve up something healthy and yummy without the fuss. It calls for sweet potatoes, a nutrient-rich food full of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, among several other vitamins that are incredibly beneficial. This dish also has you covered in terms of delivering protein thanks to the lean turkey, which comprises half of the dish! It’s simple to whip up, and an ideal meal the whole family will enjoy. Enhance the meal with some warm wholewheat bread, wholegrain rice, quinoa or barley for a complete, nutritious and definitely delicious dinner!

Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 211 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 338 mg | Cholesterol: 64 mg | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 3g | Protein: 17g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |


  • 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced in small cubes
  • 2 fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated


  1. Over medium-low heat, in a large saucepan with extra virgin olive oil sautè the onion until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the turkey, break up with a fork, and cook it is no longer pink. Drain off any fat. Add the sweet potatoes, cumin, sage, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until potatoes are tender but not falling apart, approximately 5 - 10 minutes.
  2. When the sweet potatoes are tender, sprinkle the mozzarella on top, cover then turn off the heat.
  3. Wait until the cheese melts before serving.

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20 Comments on "Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet"

  1. Jennifer  February 22, 2016

    I’m trying this recipe tonight. How much is a serving?

    • Gale Compton  February 22, 2016

      Jennifer, This makes approximately 1 1/2 cups per serving, or just a little more. 🙂

  2. Karen  April 5, 2016

    This is a new favorite of mine! Absolutely wonderful!

    • Kym Votruba  April 6, 2016

      We’re happy you like it! 🙂

  3. Melody  August 15, 2016

    Could you swap ground turkey for ground chicken without it affecting the points much?

    • Gale Compton  August 16, 2016

      Melody, Definitely! We used 93% lean ground turkey for this recipe. 🙂

  4. Justine  February 7, 2017

    Tried this tonight! I thought it was good!
    Next time I will try cooking the sweet potatoes separate and adding a little brown sugar for the kids.

  5. Cheyenne  July 26, 2017

    Going to try this with ground elk! Anyone done this?

    • Liz  January 25, 2020

      I thought this was dry and bland. The sweet potatoes were good but there was nothing to bind it all together. Won’t be making it again….

  6. Shellene  October 29, 2017

    I just made this for my family. I added a half can of petite tomatoes. Served it with quinoa cooked in beef broth and cumin. It was actually really tasty. Even the guys enjoyed It!

    • Gale Compton  October 30, 2017

      Shellene, YEAH!!! Thanks so much for the feedback. We love getting the input of our readers. 🙂

  7. Angie Farquhar  January 27, 2018

    If I was to weigh the diced sweet potatoes, do you have a suggested weight for 2 medium sweet potatoes. Thank you!

    • Gale Compton  January 27, 2018

      Angie, For one medium sweet potato the weight is approximately 6.5 ounces or (185g).

  8. Laci  February 13, 2018

    Cooking this tonight…Should I peal the sweet potatoes?

  9. Kitkat22  March 25, 2018

    This is a delicious, quick and easy recipe! Definitely a keeper!

  10. Lauren  October 9, 2018

    Very tasty! I put it over cauliflower rice for an added veggie ??

  11. Erin  November 15, 2018

    Ive made this a few times now and love it. Tonight a tweeted it slightly, added equal amounts sweet potatoes and butternut squash, added a pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes and threw in a cup of fresh chopped spinach I had on hand to use up. Delicious!!

    • Nichole Furlong  November 15, 2018

      We’re so glad you love this recipe, Erin! Thank you for the suggestions, too!


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