Looking for healthy savory food? Try this easy turkey skillet dinner!

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Katherine Isacks
Katherine Isacks, MPS, RDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Looking for healthy savory food while needing to watch your weight or blood glucose? Sweet potatoes are not off the menu. Check out this delicious easy turkey skillet dinner that is filling yet is modest in calories and carbs.

Easy turkey skillet dinner

An easy turkey skillet dinner to add to your weekly menu plan

Are you looking for healthy savory food that is easy to prepare and weight-friendly? Although I don't eat low carb, I do carb-control my meals, especially at dinner when I am most likely to be sedentary after eating. One of my favorite meals that fits the bill is this easy turkey skillet dinner. This is one of the few potato dishes that is fairly modest in calories and carbs yet very filling given the high protein and veggie content. There are many recipes that you can find online for this basic comfort dish but here is one that I have modified that I think tastes great. I first started with Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet from Kitchen Primavera and then modified it to fit my taste buds.

Sweet Potato & Ground Turkey Skillet

Yield = 4 servings

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb (16 oz) lean ground turkey
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups diced red sweet pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 cups diced sweet potato
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp Morton's Lite salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add ground turkey and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil along with chopped onion and sweet pepper to skillet then saute until onions are lightly browned.

  4. Add minced garlic, diced sweet potato, crushed red pepper flakes, lite salt, and ground black pepper.

  5. Cover skillet, lower heat, and cook until sweet potato is tender. Stir occasionally. If needed, add a little bit of water to help cook the sweet potato.

  6. When the sweet potato is tender, top with shredded mozzarella cheese and briefly put the cover back on to melt the cheese on top.

  7. When cheese is melted, remove from heat, garnish with parsley, then serve.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

360 calories, 19g total fat, 21g total carbs, 4g fiber, 27g protein, 277mg sodium. It is also high in niacin, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, and K.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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Updated: March 25, 2020

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