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Feed the Fam: Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

This entry is part 16 of 26 in the series Feed the Fam

I love pinterest for recipes of late, and most especially since RMB’s night with the amazing Lara Ritchie at Nothing to it!, I’ve been trying to find things closer to the 15-30 min timeframe. Her class helped me know that it’s not only possible, but what to look for and what to pre-prep 🙂 This recipe was found by my lovely Mom @ Primavera Kitchen .


  • image from Primavera Kitchen

    2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 lbs extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • ½ cup yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 ½ cup sweet potato, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • A pinch of chili pepper
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (we used SHARP cheddar which was amazing :))
  • Fresh parsley for garnishing
  • WE ADDED 1 bundle chopped asparagus… Other things that would be yummy: Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli


  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil.
  2. Add ground turkey and garlic. Stir occasionally and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add onions and yellow peppers and cook until onions are gold brown.
  4. Add the sweet potato, chili pepper, salt and pepper. ADD any extra veg here 🙂
  5. Cover the skillet and cook until they are tender. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. If necessary, add more olive oil or a little bit of water to cook the sweet potato.
  6. While the sweet potato is cooking pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  7. When the sweet potato is tender, add shredded mozzarella cheese and bring the skillet to the oven to melt the cheese.
  8. When the cheese melts, remove from the oven and garnish with parsley. We skipped the parsley, and it was still delicious.

My favorite things are the versatility, you could also swap the sweet potatoes for butternut or another squash :). I also like that it packs a lot of flavor without a lot of added seasoning. It’s great for kids, even an easy finger food for my 18 month old!

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About Jamie Schnell

Jamie Schnell is an RN and full-time mommy to three boys. Her husband, Adam, keeps track of all the stuff that she can never remember where she had it last, and she loves his geeky-wonderfulness. He is definitely the best daddy. Jamie has a BA in English to accompany her BS in Nursing, and recently completed her Master's in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner track. Jamie loves reading, writing, crafting anything and everything, green beans, having little parties to celebrate life, coffee, camping, cooking, spa days, Cheetoes, naps, and just being outside.

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