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Weight Watchers Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

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This ground turkey sweet potato skillet recipe is simple, easy, delicious, and Weight Watchers friendly! Each serving is low in myWW points.

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Do you have myWW points for this recipe?

This skillet meal is quickly becoming a new family favorite. It’s packed with flavors and easy to prepare. Each serving is low in WW smart points. Here is the breakdown for all three of the myWW+ programs!

Each serving is 1 cup just about. The full recipe should be about 6 servings.

I love making recipes that are one pan, simple, and healthy. It’s a common misconception that you have to eat boring, bland, or flavorless foods while on a diet or healthy living plan. This recipe will definitely turn that idea on its head!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet Instructions

This recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare and it serves 6. You can double the recipe or cut it in half, whatever you need to suit your family or meal prepping needs!

ingredients for Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet recipe

What do I need for this Weight Watchers ground turkey recipe?

This is the base of the ingredients we use for this simple ground turkey sweet potato skillet. I usually let everyone add spices to their own meals because not everyone in my house likes things super spicy.

If you like a bit more spice in your meals you can double up on the spices included or add some things! Chili oil would be a good addition, some sriracha would be tasty.

Whatever you add just be sure to calculate that into the points as the items listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post are the only things we include for point values!

  • sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
  • ground turkey breast (99% fat free)
  • yellow bell pepper
  • onion, diced
  • low fat mozzarella, shredded
  • water
  • cilantro, chopped
  • olive oil
  • ground cumin
  • garlic, minced
  • chili powder
  • salt
  • pepper

How to make this ground turkey sweet potato skillet dinner:

Ground turkey recipes are great for WW plans because they are low in points and filling! Let’s get started with this family favorite. 

Seasonings being added.

In a large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute and then add ground turkey. Use a wooden spoon to break apart meat and continue cooking approximately 8 minutes until browned.

onions being added.

Add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to incorporate.

Add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add diced sweet potato and water.

Peppers being added.

Stir and cover with a lid for approximately 6-8 minutes until the sweet potatoes soften.

Add additional water during this process if needed to keep the meat from drying out.

Sweet potatoes being added.

Remove lid and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Top with shredded mozzarella and allow it to melt.

Remove skillet from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Here we see the finished skillet meal ready to be served.

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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe:

Here is the printable version of this super easy Weight Watchers sweet potato skillet meal. It’s a family favorite and you can totally spice it up to your liking.

We keep things simple and then everyone adds their own little flare with each serving but it’s easy to customize, forgiving if you need to add or subtract certain ingredients, and who doesn’t love just one pan to clean up!

Yield: 6 Servings

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

A top down look at the finished recipe ready to serve.

This ground turkey sweet potato skillet recipe is simple, easy, delicious, and Weight Watchers friendly! Each serving is low in myWW points.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 small or 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 pound ground turkey (99% fat free)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup skim mozzarella, shredded
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute and then add ground turkey.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to break apart meat and continue cooking approximately 8 minutes until browned.
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to incorporate.
  4. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add diced sweet potato and water.
  5. Stir and cover with a lid for approximately 6-8 minutes until the sweet potatoes soften. Add additional water during this process if needed to keep the meat from drying out.
  6. Remove lid and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Top with shredded mozzarella and allow it to melt.
  8. Remove skillet from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Notes

  • Weight Watchers Purple 2
  • Weight Watchers Blue 4
  • Weight Watchers Green 5

6 Servings about 1 cup each

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 374Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 90mgSodium 387mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 26g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

This recipe is not endorsed by Weight Watchers. Points were calculated with the WW app using ingredients as a courtesy. Please do your own calculations for ensured accuracy. Calculating points using nutrition info in this post is not recommended.

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KimS

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

I made this--it was amazing. My husband and I both loved it. I did only use 1 Tbl. Cumin and a small amount of smoked paprika, as well as steaming some fresh chopped kale on top at the end as another reader suggested. I served it over a small amount of brown rice.

Janet

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I switched out the ground turkey and replaced it with a plants based meat. I will make it again.

Gayke

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Delicous. Quick dinner. Weather you are on ww or not

Terah Townley

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

I recommend to boil the sweet potatoes in a separate pot before combining with the meat. In my skillet there was not enough room or liquid to cook the potatoes.

Heather

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Can I use frozen sweet potatoes?

Michele Brosius

Monday 25th of January 2021

I am not sure. I think they may turn mushy. Let me know if you try it. Thanks

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