If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal, look no further. This Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet recipe is a hearty and delicious dinner you can have on the table in about 40 minutes. It’s simple to make and filled with nutrients.
I don’t know about you, but once the school starts for us, our schedules become quite hectic. We need meals that are quick and easy or we are going to be relying on take-out far too often. Often, we rely on slow cooker recipes but my family gets tired of having those too frequently. So, simple skillet meals are our saving grace.
Nutrients found in this dish:
Turkey sausage is lower in fat than traditional bulk sausage, helping to reduce the overall calories in this recipe.
One medium sweet potato contains 400% of your daily requirements for Vitamin A. They are high in Vitamin C, beta carotene, and choline and are a good source of fiber and potassium.
Broccoli is high in many nutrients including Vitamin C, folate, potassium, Vitamin K1, manganese, iron, and fiber.
5-Ingredient Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet
This 5-Ingredient Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet is a quick and easy recipe perfect for busy nights. You'll have this nutrient-filled dinner on the table in about 40 minutes!
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb. bulk turkey sausage
- 2 large large sweet potatoes peeled and diced into small cubes
- 12 oz. frozen broccoli florets
- ¾ c. Mozzarella cheese shredded
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey sausage and season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is slightly browned and no longer pink, around 6-8 minutes. While cooking, break up the sausage into small chunks with a spatula.
Add the sweet potatoes to the skillet and continue cooking until they become soft and slightly crisp around the edges, approximately 10-12 minutes.
Add the broccoli and season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Stir to combine. Cover and allow the broccoli to steam for 2-3 minutes.
Remove lid and sprinkle the shredded Mozzarella on top. Cover for another 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Add sea salt and black pepper, to taste, if desired.
Don’t like turkey sausage? You can substitute any other kind of bulk sausage or ground meat that you’d like. If using ground meat, just add some more seasoning to the dish to make up for what would have been in the sausage or you might find it somewhat bland.
Not crazy about broccoli? Throw some frozen peas in at the last minute. You could also use Brussels sprouts, green beans, sugar snap pea pods, spinach, or cauliflower (not quite as colorful an option).
Switch up the cheese or the use regular potatoes with carrots in place of the sweet potatoes. There are tons of ways to personalize this to your preferences.
Don’t get overwhelmed when it comes to getting dinner on the table, even when it’s a crazy busy night. A little meal planning and a few simple recipes like this in your back pocket are all you need.
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