Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner

Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet

 turkey and sweet potato skillet with avocado

This dish was inspired by a recipe that we found online quite awhile ago. We ended up deviating from and subsequently forgetting the original inspiration. We now have our own version that has become a favorite. But that is the nature of Chefing Around and part of our cooking philosophy. To take inspiration from dishes that we read about or try and then create our own versions. It might be healthier, made with improved technique, or just spiced up a little or sometimes we just take an idea and run with it. That is exactly what ended up happening with this Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet recipe.

vegetables cooking for turkey and sweet potato skillet

We’ve made this dish countless times now and what we ended up with is a simple, healthy, easy and delicious four serving dinner all cooked in one skillet. Since this dish is made completely from scratch, there is some prep involved but eating vegetables is always worth the work! Don’t worry, though, it really isn’t a lot, just sweet potatoes, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.

vegetables ready to cook for turkey sweet potato skillet

 We usually like to do this prep work together and that speeds up the whole process greatly. It’s really great to have some help with prep. It’s become a regular routine for us to prep together on the weekend to speed up the work week meals. We also do things like hard-boil eggs for later use and sometimes simple prep ahead meals.  I often make dinner for that night while we work.
 sweet potato cooking in a pan

I experimented with many different spice combinations for this dish. Most of them were amazing but the one I ended up with is simple and really pulls the dish together. Only Turmeric, Sage, Paprika, Salt and Pepper. It adds just the right amount of savory, spice, and herb flavor to really enhance the fresh ingredients.

spices for turkey and sweet potato skillet dinner

The mozzarella cheese topping is just icing on the cake.  I can’t help it. I love cheese. It’s hard not to add it to everything. We also like to top ours with sliced avocado. It’s a delicious finishing touch.

turkey and sweet potato

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Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner
This turkey and sweet potato skillet dinner is a one skillet meal that is healthy and delicious.
turkey and sweet potato skillet dinner
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
turkey and sweet potato skillet dinner
Instructions
  1. Peel and dice your sweet potatoes. Dice onion and bell pepper and mince garlic.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add sweet potatoes and cook until starting to brown, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Move your vegetables to a bowl or plate temporarily, add ground turkey to your skillet and turn heat up to medium-high.
  5. Cook turkey, stirring frequently, until fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add cooked vegetables back to the pan along with garlic and spices. Stir to evenly combine and cook for two minutes.
  7. Use your white wine to deglaze the skillet by scraping the bottom when you add it. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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