This ground turkey sweet potato kale skillet is a quick and easy one pot meal. This makes it ideal for those busy evenings when you really aren’t in the mood to cook and don’t want to stand over a hot stove for hours. It’s a 30 minute recipe at most so, even if you’re starving, you will be eating this delicious low carb turkey skillet dinner within half an hour.
Turkey pairs with sweet potatoes, garlic, shallot, lime, cheese, and more, for this super-simple turkey skillet dinner. You only need one pan to make it, which also means less washing up for you afterwards. So however you look at it, this yummy low carb meal is a real winner!
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Kale Skillet Ingredients
Although I love this with ground turkey, you can sub ground chicken if you prefer. Ground pork or beef would also work, but these contain more fat so you’d need to drain off the oil once the meat is browned.
I fried my turkey in coconut oil but you can use any kind of oil or cooking fat you prefer. Even a spritz of non-stick cooking spray in a non-stick pan would work for this if you want to minimise the fat.
Sweet potatoes, shallot, bell peppers, and kale also go into this low carb turkey skillet dinner. Again, you could swap the sweet potatoes for butternut squash or pumpkin, the kale for spinach, the shallot for onion, or the bell peppers for poblano peppers. See how versatile it is!
The other ingredients in this one pot meal are salt, pepper, garlic, lime, and Gouda cheese. Lemon would work in place of the lime and any kind of cheese would work instead of the Gouda. You can buy pre-shredded or shred your own.
How to Make this Simple 30 Minute Recipe
The first step of this ground turkey sweet potato kale skillet recipe is to swirl the oil in a frying pan. Once it’s hot you can add the turkey and seasonings.
As soon as the meat is brown, you can add the sweet potatoes, shallot, garlic, and bell pepper. Add the lime juice and let the mixture cook until the potatoes are nearly tender.
Add the kale and cheese, then give the ground turkey sweet potato kale skillet about 10 minutes more and serve hot.
I recommend you taste the mixture before serving it, because you might want to add more salt, pepper or other flavours to it. If you want to throw in some fresh chopped hers, now is the time to do it. Cilantro would be really good with this and complement the lime flavour in there.
Serving Ideas for this One Pot Meal
This ground turkey sweet potato kale skillet is a complete dish just as it is. That doesn’t mean you can’t make sides if you want. If you’re not looking for a low carb meal especially, some crusty bread and butter would pair beautifully. Or truffle polenta fries.
This one pot meal makes a great lunch or dinner. Leftovers can be microwaved easily enough the following day. Not only is this a healthy meal because it’s low in carbs and packed with veggies, but it’s also nutritionally sound and you can enjoy the wonderful flavours while getting those all-important vitamins and minerals into your body.
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Kale Skillet FAQs
The great thing about one pot low carb meals is you can tweak the ingredients as you like. Switching the ground turkey for your favourite meal substitute (maybe this one) or for other veggies like corn or broccoli will work perfectly.
Thinking of double up the recipe? If so, you might be curious how long this will be good for. Dishes with ground turkey typically keep for up to 5 days but I prefer to err on the side of caution and use up leftovers within 3 days. Keep leftovers in a covered container.
Another option is to freeze it in portions. Then you can thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and microwave or reheat in a skillet.
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Kale Skillet Recipe
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Kale Skillet
- 1 Pound ground Turkey
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ Teaspoon cracked peppercorns
- 3 Cloves garlic minced
- 1 shallot sliced
- 1 lime
- 2 bell peppers diced
- ½ Cup Gouda cheese shredded
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat.
- Add 1 tbsp coconut oil and swirl to coat the pan.
- Next, add the ground Turkey. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Break apart and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
- Add the diced sweet potatoes, shallots, minced garlic, and bell pepper. Stir to combine.
- Juice the lime into the pan, then cover. Cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cover and stir. Add the kale and Gouda cheese. Cook for 10 more minutes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
A ground turkey sweet potato kale skillet is one of the most delicious low carb 30 minute recipe ideas there is. The turkey skillet dinner is not only really easy to prepare but it also boasts wonderfully fresh flavours in every mouthful.