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ground turkey sweet potato skillet w/baby carrots

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet w/Baby Carrots

Ground turkey sweet potato skillet with baby carrots has been a family favorite in my house for years. I recently posted my plated dinner on my Facebook feed and had numerous friends reach out asking for the recipe! There are so many great things about this recipe that I’m positive you will want to make this favorite dinner soon!

What Makes This A Favorite Dish?

This skillet dish is great for all kinds. For one, it is a 1-pan meal. You cook everything in 1 pan! That means less cleanup at the end. And who wants to clean up a huge mess after you cook a meal? Certainly not me. I can’t imagine that anyone would WANT to clean more. The less steps it takes to relaxing at the end of the day, the more I want in!

Another great thing about ground turkey sweet potato skillet is that all of the ingredients are cooked together to make a flavorful and complete meal. The savory taste of cumin and chili pepper really bring the ground turkey, sweet potatoes, and baby carrots to a new level. You can mix and match the amounts, if you like certain spices more than others. You are in charge, take it!

Ingredients Needed

  • 6 each Sweet Potatoes peeled and cubed pre-cooked in microwave
  • 2 lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Shredded
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 2 cups Baby Carrots pre-cooked in microwave
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper to taste
  • Sour Cream as a topping Greek Yogurt is a great sour cream alternative

Easy To Make

This skillet creation is really easy to make. While you work on cooking a few things, you can be prepping the next steps. For example, while the turkey is cooking, you can microwave the baby carrots (in a small bowl of water) to soften them up, essentially, cooking them. After the carrots are done, you can add the sweet potatoes to the microwave to pre-cook those. Because these don’t have to be mushy, you won’t have to wait 15-20 minutes for those to be ready, approximately 10 minutes will be fine.

This savory dish can be cooked in less than 30 minutes. I have made this dinner many times on nights that I had limited time to make supper and it comes together quickly every time. It’s a huge lifesaver when you are trying to feed the starving people in your family on a tight time schedule.

How Does It Taste?

Not only is this recipe healthy, it is absolutely delicious! Yes, you can have a healthy meal and it can still taste great. The ground turkey is low fat which is a great alternative to red meat which is generally, fatty. Sweet potatoes have more nutritional value than regular potatoes. They contain more fiber per serving, more vitamin A & C, and calcium as well as other essential nutrients.

Ground turkey sweet potato skillet with baby carrots is pretty healthy, we’ve established that. In addition to that, it really has a yummy taste that is super easy to eat. The sweet taste of the sweet potatoes and carrots is a great contrast to the cumin and cheese that are added in to this dish. It’s a clean way to eat a comfort type of food. And you won’t feel guilty going for seconds because you guessed it, it’s healthy!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet w/Baby Carrots

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is a 1 pot meal that is full of flavor and healthy
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, easy, vegetables, veggies
Servings: 8 People
Author: jenahoward


  • 6 each Sweet Potatoes peeled and cubed pre-cooked in microwave
  • 2 lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Shredded
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 2 cups Baby Carrots pre-cooked in microwave
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper to taste
  • Sour Cream as a topping Greek Yogurt is a great sour cream alternative


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add Ground Turkey and cook through til browned (approx 7-8 minutes)
    ground turkey
  • Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stirring well to incorporate.
  • Next, mix onion and pre-cooked carrots and cook for approx 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add the pre-cooked sweet potatoes to the mixture and incorporate well.
    ground turkey with sweet potatoes and baby carrots
  • Top with shredded mozzarella and let it melt.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Serve with sour cream or yogurt and/or cilantro – ENJOY!
    ground turkey with sweet potatoes and baby carrots

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