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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

This ground turkey sweet potato skillet recipe is simple, easy, delicious, and Weight Watchers friendly! Each serving is low in myWW points, low calorie, and packed with flavor. Check out all of these Weight Watchers Ground turkey recipes!

Ground turkey is a staple on any healthy eating plan and it’s always low in Weight Watchers points.

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This recipe is always a reader’s favorite. It’s simple, straightforward, and can be customized really easily to incorporate more / less flavor depending on if you have picky eaters in the house. This is a family friendly recipe that everyone loves.

Do you have WW 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 points.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet completely cooked in a cast iron skillet next to a yellow dish towel

Courtesy WW Point Calculation

  • Be sure to calculate the points value of the foods and recipes you eat in the app.
  • Always add ingredients and serving sizes and don’t rely on the nutrition facts in the recipe.
  • Accuracy will come from the information you input on the app.

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

Remember that even small changes and simple things like a different brand of cheese can change the points so if you are worried about that definitely use the ww.com recipe creator tool and check it all out for yourself. I provide the points as a courtesy but we’re all human and mistakes/changes happen.

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!

Making a one pan sweet potato skillet is easy!

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!

I have found that this recipe does hold up pretty well in the refrigerator throughout the week so I never mind having leftovers that I can reheat for lunches. If you don’t like leftovers feel free to cut them in half and just make what you can eat in a single meal!

ingredients for Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet recipe

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

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!

  • 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

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:

Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, and of course some measuring cups!

What can you add to a ground turkey sweet potato skillet?

This recipe calls for salt. pepper, garlic, cumin, cilantro, bell peppers, and onion. If you want to spice things up a bit try adding some jalapenos, red pepper flakes, or smoked paprika.

To sweeten up the recipe just a tad, a few tablespoons of maple syrup or honey would do the trick.

Sometimes we switch the cilantro for dill for a change a pace.

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?

onions being added.

What are the benefits of eating a ground turkey sweet potato skillet?

Lean ground turkey and sweet potatoes are packed full of nutrition. If you are on a Weight Watchers plan the points are low, too.

This skillet dinner contains vegetables and protein, the perfect combo for low carb eating.

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

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 that use ground turkey:

That’s a great selection of recipes you can make with ground turkey. Having extra lean ground turkey on hand at all times is a must for Weight Watchers. It’s super low in points or free on most of the plans which makes it a great protein to use as a base for your favorite recipes.

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

Printable Recipe For A One-Pan Skillet Dinner:

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.

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

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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


  • 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


  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.


Personal Points Link for Points: https://cmx.weightwatchers.com/details/MEMBERRECIPE:596647aa8bf444546f39b8d4

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

6 Servings about 1 cup each

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 374Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 90mgSodium 387mgCarbohydrates 22gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 3gSugar 7gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 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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  1. I added the ingredients in the recipe builder as well, AND followed the link, and a serving is like 10 points. This looks really good, but that just seems really high…am I doing something wrong?

    1. Keep in mind this has not been updated for the new program. Sweet potatoes used to be much lower in points on older programs. You can lower points by using fat-free cheese and the leanest turkey possible. But the potatoes are the high point culprit. We are working on updating all recipes, but it takes time. Thanks!

    2. @Michele Brosius, I use frozen butternut squash in place of the sweet potato. It lowers the points and is just as delicious.

  2. If I want to double the recipe but don’t have a big cast iron, can I put it in oven? Suggestions ?

    1. I am not sure. You would definitely have to precook the ground turkey if you attempt and oven version. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Thanks!

  3. Loved it! I only had 1 tbsp of cumin left but when I make it again I’ll use the whole 1.5. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and it didn’t need a thing, not even a grain of salt. Really easy and tasty, thanks.

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. Terah Townley says:

    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.

  8. Can I use frozen sweet potatoes?

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

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

  11. 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.

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

    1. 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

    2. Yes, trust the recipe…but the diced pieces should be less than about 3/4″ thick. I thought the same thing, and cooked it the recommended 8 minutes, but I think 6 would have been fine, too.

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

  14. Absolutely loved this recipe! I added smoked paprika and more of the other spices since we love spice here. I also added in kale at the end. Put the kale on top, don’t mix, cover and let steam for 2-3 min. Mix and add cheese! Next time I’m going to add some quinoa to the mix.

  15. Shanna Hanson says:

    I just needed a new ground turkey recipe and came across this one. So glad I did! Had dinner on the table from scratch in about 40 minutes. Addicting flavor, even without the cheese. My 20ish year old son and his friend stayed for dinner and loved it too. Thank you!

  16. When I add this into the recipe builder for WW- it comes up as 11points for green… what am I doing wrong?

    1. Me too. I’m on blue and it logged in at 11 points when I plugged the nutritional info into the calculator.

  17. I made this for the 2nd time tonight. Simply delicious! The first time we ate it with brown rice. Tonight we ate tortilla chips with it.
    The only deviation I made was to use only 1 Tbsp. cumin, rather than 1 1/2.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Kathleen Ruth says:

    I’m glad that you are still including the older SmartPoints for this recipe. Some of us just do better on that plan!
    This looks amazing and I’ll be making this soon.

  19. Jessica Brocklebank says:

    Loved this recipe! Quick, easy and full of flavor! Thank you for posting!

  20. How much is a serving ? Looks delicious.

    1. I usually just split the skillet in 4 sections. It’s approx 1 to 1.5 cups each. It’s very generous and filling. Thanks.