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10 Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Recipes to Switch Up Your Dinner Routine

You just can’t beat the combination of high-protein ground turkey and nutritious, soft, perfectly-seasoned sweet potato! There are so many ways to turn these two humble ingredients into a delicious meal that’s low in calories and high in protein with plenty of fibre and antioxidants. From tacos to burgers, healthy doesn’t have to be boring!

When hunger is calling, it’s not often that the food we crave and the food we have available line up. With these ground turkey and sweet potato recipes, you can satisfy your craving for stuffed potatoes, chili, pasta bakes and more, and you can rest easy knowing you’re getting plenty of goodness with each one. So get ready to change up the boring dinners you’re already sick of and try some of these family-friendly and nourishing dishes this week.

1. Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

A twist on the classic, this version of shepherd’s pie uses ground turkey instead of traditional lamb and replaces the potato with a fluffy mashed sweet potato. It only uses a couple of everyday ingredients but packs a flavor punch, and it ends up being a lot lighter than other meat versions. Plus it makes great leftovers for the freezer so you can just whip some out on a chilly weekend and reheat for hungry teens and adults alike.

2. Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This is one delicious 20-minute meal! Sweet potatoes cook faster than regular potatoes so these end up fluffy, cheesy, meaty and delicious in practically no time at all! They are super easy and quick to cook when you’re short on time and tummies are rumbling. Simply zap the sweet potatoes in the microwave, scoop out and mash the flesh with some spices, tomatoes and the ground turkey. You can also stuff in advance and bake in a toaster oven or air fryer to melt some cheese on the top for lunch in the office. All the flavors of a taco in a sweet potato!

3. Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet

This is one of those classic turkey recipes that everyone has made at least once. But this one is perfectly flavored and has a 2-ingredient sauce that ties everything together. A skillet full of meat and vegetables with only a few ingredients, this recipe only has 10 minutes prep time so dinner or lunch will be on the table in a flash.

4. Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Chili

A delightful and healthy recipe to cook up on a chilly winter’s evening, this chili is thick, rich and delicious. It’s the perfect combination of sweet potato, ground chili, corn and black beans cooked in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce. This chili is super simple and quick to prepare and could be easily made in the slow-cooker or instant pot.

5. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Bake

This twist on the traditional pasta bake keeps all the gooey cheesiness but swaps potato for sweet potato and increases the protein by adding ground turkey. It only takes a few ingredients that you probably have on hand and is gluten-free, with plenty of vegetables. Another great all-in-one meal that keeps time in the kitchen to a minimum so you can stress less at dinner time.

6. Ground turkey Sweet Potato Hash

Ready in under half an hour, this healthy twist on the classic hash has more protein, less calories and saturated fat and tastes 100% as good as the traditional corned beef and potato hash. It’s a fabulous option for breakfast or brunch but it has all the good stuff in it so you can also make it for a quick, easy dinner. Everything’s cooked up in one pan and it’s a great way to pack plenty of vegetables into a sweet, savory and super healthy meal for the family dinner roster.

7. Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Curry

A deliciously spiced, indian-inspired dish that’s quick and easy to make and is on the table in 30 minutes. This is the perfect recipe to try next time you need inspiration for the pack of ground turkey in the freezer! It uses store cupboard ingredients and a blend of smoky and sweet Indian spices and tastes warming and delicious. Serve with steamed rice or cauliflower rice for a complete meal or if you have a little more time, try your hand at making homemade dosas (a thin Southern-Indian pancake used as a roll!).

8. Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

A little bit fancy, a whole lot healthy, these burgers are absolutely packed with nutrition! Made with ground turkey, sweet potato and plenty of chipotle flavor, they are super juicy and tender. Perfect for throwing on the grill in summer or for a quick, easy dinner or weekend lunch with friends. Low-fat, high-protein and the patties themselves are gluten-free, the perfect recipe to try for your next burger night!

9. Southwest Sweet Potato Turkey Bowl

This zesty, flavor-packed bowl contains ground turkey, pieces of tender sweet potato and a slightly spicy southwest coating, all drizzled with a fresh chili lime crema for a perfectly balanced meal. If you like things spicy add a diced jalapeno to the turkey when browning. Another meal to make weeknights flavorful with minimal effort, this one should be on your next meal plan!

10. Ground Turkey Tacos with Sweet Potato

Tacos are the ultimate family meal, and the filling potions are practically endless! This recipe makes tacos with a tender ground turkey and sweet potato mixture with a chipotle pepper sauce that will surely be a hit at your next taco night. Plus, the kids will love them and you’ll know they’re getting a hearty serving of vegetables in each bite!

AboutAshleigh Crump

Ashleigh Crump is an author, food writer and all-round lover of everything sweet! She has published a cookbook and loves to use classic and unique flavor combinations. When not cooking, she's usually reading.