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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet WW Freestyle Smart Points

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

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This ground turkey sweet potato skillet recipe is simple, easy, delicious, and Weight Watchers friendly! Each serving is only 6 Freestyle Smart Points.

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.

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?

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

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.

ground turkey sweet potato skillet recipe ingredients in pan

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.

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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.

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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.

This ground turkey sweet potato skillet recipe is simple, easy, delicious, and Weight Watchers friendly! Each serving is only 6 Freestyle Smart Points.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe

Yield: 6 Servings

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

This ground turkey sweet potato skillet recipe is simple, easy, delicious, and Weight Watchers friendly! Each serving is only 10 smart points.

6 servings approx. 1 cup each

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

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.

Image showing the finished weight watchers sweet potato turkey skillet.

Looking for more great Weight Watchers recipes?

You have come to the right place! Here at Midlife Healthy Living, I share lots of delicious WW recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and tasty enough to serve the whole family. Ground turkey and sweet potato recipes are tasty and healthy but you’ll need some others to choose from as well, right?  Here are some of my favorite Weight Watchers recipes and resources: 

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Karen L

Monday 2nd of November 2020

DELICIOUS! My family devoured it! Thought there would be leftovers.. definitely not!

Heather

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

I made this dish and substituted butternut squash in for the sweet potatoes. Delicious!

Tina

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Can you prepare this ahead of time and freeze? I’ve made it before several time (we love it) so would like to include it in my meal prep Sunday. Thanks!!!

Jennifer

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Does the sweet potato cook down? I worry that it won't be soft enough if I put it in at the point suggested.

Michele Brosius

Thursday 6th of August 2020

It doesn't get mushy. It's firm, but not crunchy. I hope that helps. I don't like overcooked vegetables so it's just right for me. Thanks

Diane

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Made this tonight for dinner and loved it. It’s a winner!