Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

If you’re avoiding gluten, this is a perfect meal to fill you up without filling you out!

Sweet potatoes are filled with fiber which is essential for healthy digestion. They are also a rich source of inflammation-fighting and immune boosting Vitamin C, beta-carotene and magnesium.

Turkey is not only a great source of protein, but is also rich in iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus and B6 vitamin.

We recommend omitting the mozzarella cheese to keep this a 5-start anti-inflammatory meal. You can substitute nutritional yeast to get that cheesy flavor!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet


  • 3 small or 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup mozzarella, shredded (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. In a large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute and then add ground turkey. Use a wooden spoon to break apart meat and continue cooking approximately 8 minutes until browned.
  2. Add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to incorporate.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add diced sweet potato and water. Stir and cover with a lid for approximately 6-8 minutes until the sweet potatoes soften. Add additional water during this process if needed to keep the meat from drying out.
  5. Remove lid and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Top with shredded mozzarella and allow it to melt. Remove skillet from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.
Adapted from Life. Love. Liz.
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