This Sweet Potato skillet is easily one of my favorite and go-to recipes. I adapted this recipe from Primavera Kitchen but changed the cooking method, timing and increased the measurements significantly on some of the ingredients. I also added a little chili powder to get a little more kick! You can leave out the chili powder and red pepper flakes if you aren’t a fan of the spice.
This Gluten-free recipe is 410 calories per serving and has 39g of protein, 24g carbs and 16g fat. It is full of lean ground turkey, bell peppers and sweet potatoes! You get a well balanced meal, full of protein, vegetables and complex carbohydrates all in one. Did I mention it’s DELICIOUS? It is super easy to prep and cook, making this a great last minute meal.
Pro Tip: I use multicolored bell peppers for flavor and fun! I buy red, green & yellow to give it that pop of color! The sweet potatoes are orange, so you have a rainbow of fun!
QUICK WORKWEEK RECIPE
This recipe takes 30 minutes to whip up. It is super easy and did I mention delicious? It is the perfect weeknight meal because you don’t need a ton of ingredients or a ton of time. It is the perfect combo of protein, carbs and veggies all in one dish! I make this big batch and then store it in the fridge for subsequent dinners or lunches. It reheats perfectly! Just throw some lite shredded mozzarella on and you are golden!
I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do! It is definitely a staple in our house!
Products I love to use when making this dish:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2.5 lb ground turkey
- 1 medium red onion, cubed
- 4 colored bell peppers, cubed (red, green, yellow)
- 3 cups sweet potatoes, cubed (approx 1 LARGE sweet potato)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tbsp sea salt
- 1/2 tbsp ground pepper
- 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
- low fat shredded cheese
Prep all veggies.
heat olive oil in a pan over med-high heat for about 30 seconds. add garlic and heat for another 30 seconds.
add sweet potato and 1/4 cup water and cook for about 5 minutes. cover and stir occasionally.
add onion and bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes. cover and stir occasionally.
add ground turkey and spices and stir occasionally. cook until no longer pink and vegetables are tender. about 7-10 minutes.
turn heat to low and let simmer so all flavors meld together. about 2 minutes.
top with shredded cheese and Enjoy!
- CAL: 410
- CARBS: 24
- FAT: 16
- PROTEIN: 39