M’s Favourite Dinners

Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

4 servings


30 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time


4 medium sweet potatoes

1/3 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp avocado or olive oil

salt (to taste)

pepper (to taste)

1 lb lean ground turkey (see notes for vegetarian option)

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp chili powder

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup canned diced tomatoes (with their juices)

1 medium zucchini (grated)

1 large handful of Spinach (chopped)

1 can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)

1 can corn (rinsed and drained)

2 Green onions (thinly sliced)

cheddar cheese (shredded)


For the Sweet Potatoes

*Microwave cooking method* Pierce each potato multiple times with a fork and cook one at a time in the microwave for about 3 minutes each side (until soft, this may vary based on your microwave), carefully remove from microwave and allow to cool.

*Oven cooking method* Preheat oven to 425ºF. On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Bake until tender, 45 to 50 minutes.

Once the potatoes are cooled, slice length wise and scoop out the inside potato flesh (being careful to keep the skins intact because you'll need them later)

Distribute the potato mash evenly back into each of the potato skins

For Ground Turkey

In a large pan, add olive oil and garlic over medium high heat and cook until fragrant, Add turkey meat and cook until brown

Add spices and stir meat until spices are fully mixed in. Add in the diced tomatoes and black bean, corn, and grated zucchini and spinach if you're using and stir until warm.

For the Final Product

Arrange potato skins on a cookie sheet and distribute mashed sweet potato into each skin. Top with turkey meat mixture and sprinkle with shredded cheese

Broil assembled potatoes in the oven for about 6-8 minutes until cheese begins to brown

Remove from oven and I like to serve with green onions, salsa and sour cream ( or plain greek yogurt)


Serving Size

1 potato


590 kcal

Total Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Unsaturated Fat

8 g

Trans Fat

0.02 g


91 mg


469 mg

Total Carbohydrate

67 g

Dietary Fiber

14 g

Total Sugars

12 g


44 g

4 servings


30 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time
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