This is a dish that was thrown together one night when I had just a few ingredients on hand. We had just gotten home from vacation and we were missing a lot of what we usually have. We were tired, cranky, and getting a little hangry.
This simple dinner screams comfort with major yum factor. It is hearty, full of flavor, has plenty of protein, and lots of good fiber from the sweet potato. What started out as a Hail Mary has now become a regular in my weekly rotation and has also gained quite a bit of popularity among my clients! (Even better, make a little extra and save if for a breakfast scramble the next day!)
-1 to 2 sweet potatoes. Depending on the size, you want to plan for ½ to 1 full sweet potato per person. (Our commissary has HUGE sweeties, so one worked just fine for this meal. Peel and cube.
-1/2 yellow onion, diced
-8 to 12 oz. ground turkey. I usually plan for 4-6 oz. per person when cooking for my family of 3. If you’d like a little bit left over for breakfast or lunch the following day, make an extra serving of turkey than what you need for dinner.
-2 cloves garlic
-1TBS parsley, finely chopped
-1 tsp dried rosemary (fresh would be great if you have it!)
-2 tsp olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
-Heat a large pan on the stove over medium heat.
-Add 1 tsp olive oil.
-Add in your onions and garlic and sauté until fragrant and onions become opaque.
-Add in your ground turkey and brown. Should take about 4-6 minutes. -Season with salt and pepper.
-Remove ground turkey from pan and set aside in a medium sized bowl.
-Add 2nd tsp of olive oil to pan and let heat.
-Toss in sweet potatoes and cook, turning every 2 minutes or so. You want them to be a bit crispy on the outsides.
-Season with salt and pepper and add dried rosemary.
-Continue cooking sweet potatoes for about 8 minutes.
-Add ground turkey back to the pan, stir, turn down heat, and cover for about 8-10 minutes.
-Turkey should be cooked through at this point and sweet potatoes should be fork tender.
-Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
-Dollop of Greek yogurt
-Sprinkle of shredded cheese
-Crushed red peppers
Here's an example of how we made it into a fiesta bowl one night!
Note: Again, this dish is very versatile! Add in bell peppers, carrots, edamame beans, corn, etc. Make it your own and enjoy!