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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

This Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is overflowing with veggies and the turkey is seasoned to perfection. In just 30 minutes have this meal ready for you and yours!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

If you're looking for something easy and nutritious, this Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is a perfect choice! It's quick and simple yet full of delicious flavor and nutrients. This recipe is part sheet pan dinner and part stove top cooking. Start with cooking your veggies in the oven and then add everything together in a scrumptious skillet at the end!

It's a great meal for the whole family and this recipe works exceptionally well for meal prep. I personally used the leftovers the next morning and added an egg for a savory start to my day.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Ingredients

Here is everything you need to gather before starting your skillet:

  • lean ground turkey
  • zucchini
  • sweet potatoes 
  • onion 
  • mozzarella cheese
  • spinach
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • salt
  • pepper

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Substitution Ideas

  • Meat: I use lean ground turkey for this recipe, but you could use ground sausage, ground beef, or even grilled chicken. Just remember that whatever you change will affect the end product!
  • Vegetables: I use spinach and zucchini in this recipe, but you could pick other vegetables that you have on hand! Some other vegetables that I think would fit well in this recipe are broccoli, cauliflower, or squash.
  • Cheese: You can make this recipe dairy-free by omitting the cheese entirely or adding some dairy-free cheese.

How to make Sweet Potato Ground Turkey Skillet

Follow these ingredients and thirty minutes later you'll thank your past self!

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Chop the sweet potatoes, zucchini, and onion. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of avocado oil. Stir until everything is well coated.
  • Spread evenly over the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven and bake or 30 mins, flipping half way.
  • After the veggies have been baking for 15 mins, heat a large skillet on stovetop.
  • Add turkey and garlic. Cook until the meant is browned. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Once the veggies are done, take them out of the oven and add them to the skillet.
  • Stir in spinach.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top of the skillet.
  • Cut the heat to low. Place a lid over the skillet. Let sit for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy!

How to store Sweet Potato Ground Turkey Skillet

If you decide to meal prep this recipe or simply have some leftovers to store, you can do so easily! With meal prepping, split the recipe into four portions and store in airtight containers in your fridge.

If you have leftovers, you should store them in an airtight container in your fridge. Like I said earlier, you can have a savory breakfast and add an egg the next morning!

How to reheat Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

This Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is perfect for meal prep. It reheats very easily and doesn't turn soggy in the fridge. Just put it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and it's ready to go.

To bulk up the protein in this recipe, you could fry some eggs and add them in. You could also serve over rice, over a bed of lettuce, or it stands alone as a meal perfectly well.

How long do I need to pan fry ground turkey?

First, preheat the skillet to medium-high heat. Add ground turkey. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until well done. The turkey will be brown (no more pink) and internal temperature will be 165 degrees.

Do you season ground turkey before or after cooking?

Season the ground turkey after it is done cooking!

What to add to ground turkey to give it flavor?

You can add different seasonings to ground turkey to give it flavor. Some of my favorites are garlic powder, chili powder, and onion powder. It will obviously depend on the nature of the recipe how you season your ground turkey. This recipe calls for cooking in olive oil and garlic and adding salt and pepper.

You could also add in some other things to give your ground turkey flavor. Think cheese! For this skillet, the mozzarella cheese really takes the flavor to the next level.

How long does it take sweet potatoes to cook?

It really depends on the shape the sweet potatoes are in and also how you're cooking the sweet potatoes. For example, you can cook sweet potaotes whole, diced, cubed, and in a myriad of other ways. You can cook sweet potatoes in a skillet, in the oven, or in the microwave.

This recipe calls for baking the sweet potatoes in the oven after dicing them. Personally, i just don't think they get cooked enough in a pan so the oven is easier. You will cook the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes.

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This is a black circle skillet filled with ground turkey, wilted spinach, rounds of zucchini, and small pieces of orange sweet potatoes. There's a layer of melted mozzarella cheese on top.
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5 from 6 votes

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

This Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is overflowing with veggies and the turkey is seasoned to perfection. In just 30 minutes have this meal ready for you and yours!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground turkey sweet potato skillet, sheet pan dinner, sweet potato skillet
Servings: 4
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey 93% lean
  • 2 zucchini sliced
  • 2 small sweet potatoes 2.5 cups diced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Chop the sweet potatoes, zucchini, and onion. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of avocado oil. Stir until everything is well coated.
  • Spread evenly over the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven and bake or 30 mins, flipping half way.
  • After the veggies have been baking for 15 mins, heat a large skillet on stovetop.
  • Add turkey and garlic. Cook until the meant is browned. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Once the veggies are done, take them out of the oven and add them to the skillet.
  • Stir in spinach.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top of the skillet.
  • Cut the heat to low. Place a lid over the skillet. Let sit for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 16mg
Recipe Rating




Katie Bowe

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

This was great! I wouldn't have thought zucchini and sweet potatoes went together, but it was delicious!

I used frozen onions, diced sweet potatoes, zucchini/summer squash mix, and spinach to save on prep. In the future, I'll add the spinach a bit earlier to help it thaw easier, but other than that, the recipe worked great with the frozen veggies too!

Jordan Smith

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Hey Katie, I'm so glad to hear this recipe worked well for you! Thanks for sharing your experience using frozen veggies as well. I love substituting frozen veggies to save some time and money with prep, so that's great to know the recipe worked almost the same.

Kailey Chandler

Friday 8th of December 2023

We make this for meal prep all the time in our house! I use regular potatoes, but my husband loves the sweet potato version.

Katie Crabill

Sunday 14th of May 2023

Like every other one of Jordo's recipes, this skillet is super easy to make and absolutely delicious. I have meal prepped this every week for the past several weeks and still look forward to eating it!

E. Wien

Monday 27th of March 2023

This is my first time trying Jordo's recipes, and I loved her turkey & sweet potato skillet. It was super easy and will be my lunch for the week! Thank you for creating filling, tasty and healthy recipes!

Maddie

Monday 6th of March 2023

Loved this recipe! It had such a fresh spin. I added my own spices and a squash from leftover but it turned out great!

Jordan Smith

Monday 6th of March 2023

Doesn't it feel so nutritious?! I love that you added your own spices & veggies -- perfect!