Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet3 (1)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: 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


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.

When the sweet potatoes are tender, sprinkle the mozzarella on top, cover then turn off the heat.

Wait until the cheese melts before serving.


More One-Skillet Dishes:

Skinny Lemon Chicken Skillet

Skillet Peach Cobbler

One Skillet Mixed Vegetables

Easy Turkey Enchilada Skillet

Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper

Easy Skillet Lasagna

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8 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?


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