Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

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Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

November 2, 2016
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Susan Phillips

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Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

 Topped with a gooey layer of melted cheese, I promise this simple, tasty skillet meal will be your new Fall family favorite.  The cubed sweet potatoes cook quickly and bring a mildly sweet element to the dish.  It all cooks up in one skillet (cast iron works best) so serving and clean up is easy!  

Serve with a fresh caesar’s salad and a slice of toasted sourdough bread for the perfect weekday meal.  

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

I purchased a pound of Foster Farm’s ground turkey (love those convenient one pound packages!) and made quick work of this dish.  It really is super simple; onions, garlic, sweet potatoes and layer of melted cheese that just takes this dish over the top!  

Of course I had to top it all of with a fresh mincing of parsley that is now growing wild in my garden.

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

There are several different colors and varieties of sweet potatoes… you can check them all out HERE.  I used the garnet (red) sweet potato.  The exterior skin is a reddish brown, but the interior flesh is a beautiful orange.  They are perfect for making sweet potato fries too!

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet PotatoesGround Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

Just peel and chop up the sweet potato into a medium dice…

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

Salute the onion, garlic and turkey for a few minutes and then add the sweet potato and seasoning.  

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

Top with a generous layer of mozzarella cheese

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

And broil until nice and crispy….

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

Sprinkle with fresh, chopped parsley and serve!

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes

Make it tonight!  Here is the recipe for ya…

 

Ground Turkey Skillet Melt with Sweet Potatoes
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 T. olive oil
  2. 1 small yellow onion, diced small
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 lb. ground turkey
  5. 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  8. Fresh, chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet on medium heat
  2. Add onions and cook for a few minutes until translucent
  3. Season turkey with salt and pepper and add it with the garlic and stir until cooked
  4. Add the sweet potatoes and cover the skillet with foil. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes, checking for doneness until tender
  5. Turn on broiler. Add shredded cheese to the top of the skillet and place under broiler until browned.
  6. Top with parsley and serve hot!
Adapted from Inspiration
Adapted from Inspiration
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