Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

3.91 from 11 votes

A sweet and simple recipe guaranteed to satisfy

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!

3.91 from 11 votes

Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

High in protein and low in calories, this skillet dish makes a scrumptious and nutritious dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner
Cuisine American


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

Nutrition Information

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 338mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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….

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!!

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