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Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet

Welcome back to my kitchen, where healthy meets delicious! Today, I’m excited to share with you a simple yet scrumptious recipe: “Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet.”

This dish is a harmonious blend of lean ground turkey and sweet potatoes, seasoned to perfection and cooked in one skillet for convenience. It’s a perfect meal for those seeking something nutritious, filling, and bursting with flavor.

What Is the Healthiest Way to Eat Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. The healthiest way to eat them is to bake or roast them, as this method preserves more nutrients than boiling. Eating them with a bit of healthy fat, like olive oil, can also help your body absorb their beta-carotene.

What Makes Sweet Potatoes Taste Better?

Sweet potatoes naturally have a delightful, sweet flavor. Enhancing their taste is easy with the right seasonings. Herbs and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, or paprika complement their sweetness, while roasting brings out their natural sugars and creates a delicious caramelization.

How to Jazz Up Ground Turkey?

Ground turkey is a fantastic lean protein but can be a bit bland on its own. Jazz it up with a mix of herbs, spices, and aromatics like garlic, onions, and bell peppers. Adding a splash of Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, or even a bit of Dijon mustard can also give it a flavorful boost.

Nutritional Information:

  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: Approx. 350 per serving
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Fat: 10g

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon. Season with salt and pepper. Once cooked, transfer the turkey to a plate and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add the diced sweet potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they start to soften.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper to the skillet with the sweet potatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the smoked paprika, ground cumin, and cinnamon. Cook for another minute to release the flavors.
  5. Return the cooked turkey to the skillet. Add the chicken broth or water and stir everything together. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until everything is heated through and the sweet potatoes are tender.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Wrap-Up:

Your Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet is ready to be savored! This dish is not only a delight for the taste buds but also a boon for your health, packed with lean protein, fiber, and essential nutrients.

It’s a fantastic example of how simple ingredients can create a meal that’s both satisfying and healthful. Enjoy this comforting skillet meal with your family, and revel in the flavors and nutrition it brings to your table. Happy cooking!

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