Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet



Daniel and I had such a nice, relaxing weekend! We went to a concert with friends, grabbed dinner with a buddy, went to Target, read my book, enjoyed time at church and shopped around. It was the perfect combination of fun and relaxation! We typically stay in on Sunday nights, so I always love to try new recipes. I had some ground turkey in the freezer, so I wanted to make something that would allow me to use it. This dish was inspired by Primavera Kitchen and is so good!! Usually, ground turkey can be bland in taste, but I think using a flavored olive oil helped bring it to life! I was pleasantly surprised at just how flavorful this dish turned out. AND it is healthy and super easy to make!! We will definitely be making it again– but next time, I may use even more sweet potatoes! 

Enjoy! <3 Norma  

Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Norma Powell, MS, RD, CDN
Easy, one-dish meal
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 2 + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil I used wild mushroom and sage infused oil when I have some on hand
  • 1 lb organic ground turkey
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 3/4 cup yellow or orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 large sweet potato diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley for garnish


  • red chili flakes


  • In an oven safe skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • In a bowl, toss diced sweet potatoes in about 1 tbsp of olive oil and set aside.
  • Add minced garlic to skillet and cook for about 1 minute. Then add in ground turkey, stirring occasionally, breaking turkey into small pieces while cooking. Cook until turkey is browned, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Next, add in onions and bell pepper to the skillet and cook until onions begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the diced sweet potatoes, chili pepper (if using), and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Cover the skillet and cook until they are tender, about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While the sweet potatoes cook, pre-heat the oven broil (hi).
  • When the sweet potatoes are tender, add shredded mozzarella cheese to the top of the dish. Place the skillet in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and started to turn golden brown. Keep a close watch on it so the cheese doesn't burn!
  • Once the cheese is golden, remove from the oven and garnish with parsley. Serve warm.


*Make sure to wash all fresh produce before cooking
Keyword one dish, sweet potato, Turkey

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