Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet

IMG_1894.JPGI love Fall and one of the reasons is all the amazing comfort foods we can enjoy. Besides who doesn’t love Turkey & Sweet Potatoes? Well, this is a different version of your traditional Thanksgiving Supper.  My daughter loves her Cast Iron skillet and unfortunately I don’t have one, so I had to improvise the original recipe and use my regular skillet.  I just love that it’s all in one pan, fewer dishes to wash. But it still tasted amazing and so quick and simple. I hope you enjoy this non-traditional Turkey skillet supper ( now say that 3 x fast ).

Here is the Recipe:




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb extra-lean Turkey or Chicken
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup onions
  • ½ cup red bell pepper
  • 2 ½ cup sweet potato, diced (cut very small)
  • ¼ cup Chicken broth or water
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup Tomato Paste (tomato sauce works too)
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped



  1. In an iron cast skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add ground beef and garlic. Use a wood spoon or spatula to break up the ground Turkey while it cooks. Stir occasionally and cook for about 7 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Add onions, red bell pepper to the same skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are soft. If it is necessary add a little bit of olive oil to help sauté the veggies.
  4. Add sweet potato and Chicken broth and cook for 5-6 minutes. Put a lid on the skillet. The steam will help to cook faster the sweet potato. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add the zucchini and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the ground Turkey to skillet again and mix everything together.
  7. Add the Dijon, tomato passata, oregano, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper to taste. And cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley or Mozzarella cheese


To speed up time, I put the sweet potato in a steamer for about 3 min. To give it a partial cook.

You can also make this meal vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth instead of chicken

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