From skillet to plate in 30 minutes, this easy ground turkey and sweet potato hash is the ideal dish for a weeknight dinner or a weekend breakfast.
I’m thinking ahead to Thanksgiving leftovers and thinking this would make a great meal using leftover turkey.
After all, most of the ingredients for this recipe are on the Thanksgiving dinner shopping list.
This recipe is an easy way to use up what you have in the fridge.
I’ve been loving my large cast iron skillet lately. I love how I can cook an entire meal for the whole family in one pan. It can go from stove top to oven safely.
It’s easy to clean and is a workhorse in the kitchen.
I rely on it for easy meals because it heats up quickly and cooks evenly.
What kind of pan should I use for this Turkey Sweet Potato Hash Recipe?
This dish uses a cast-iron skillet and bonus – it is so versatile. But any oven-safe pan will do. You can make this recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Sweet potatoes are key to this recipe. I always have a few in the pantry as well as Vidalia sweet onions.
Chop up a sweet yellow or orange pepper to add to the hash.
It’s easy to chop up all the vegetables ahead of time to minimize your prep work .
This comes in handy on busy weeknights after a busy start of the week or weekend mornings when you’re just getting out of bed.
Everything is in the fridge and ready to go. plus this dinner promises an easy cleanup.
I used fresh ground turkey for this recipe because it’s a healthy alternative to sausage. I added cayenne pepper for a little heat and spice.
A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a dash of parsley make for a pretty garnish.
To turn this into a power breakfast, crack a fried egg on top of the hash skillet before baking in the oven at medium-high heat.
The eggs, like the potatoes, will need about 20 minutes before this dish is ready to serve.
Are sweet potatoes good for you?
Yes they are. But don’t be deceived. Sweet potatoes are not yams.
They are known for their many health benefits and are considered a superfood.
They’re loaded with beta carotene, are high in antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamin A.
Variations to this Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet:
There are so many ways to change this recipe to suite your appetite.
Change the meat: Use ground chicken, ground beef, fresh turkey, chorizo or hot Italian sausage.
Turn it into sweet potato breakfast hash breakfast: Add ham, bacon and eggs to this hash.
Switch up the veggies: Switch out the sweet potatoes for regular Idaho potatoes, add a sweet bell red pepper, red onion, mushrooms, kale, avocado, brussel sprouts or corn.
Love cheese: Try mozzarella, cheddar or spicy blend of cheeses to heat up this dish.
Love Cast Iron Recipes? Here are my faves
- Cast Iron Blackened Grouper
- Guinness Mushroom Chicken Breasts
- Ancho Chile Pork Chops
- Skillet Chicken with Carrots & Potatoes
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Hash
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 small sweet onion, diced (about 1 cup onion)
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 sweet bell pepper, chopped
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Salt & ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a large cast-iron skillet, sauté the diced onion and garlic using a wooden spoon in one tablespoon oil until softened.
- Brown the ground turkey until no longer pink. Stir in the bell pepper, sweet potato cubes and chili powder.
- Place the cast-iron skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes have softened.
- Top the hash with Parmesan cheese, parsley and additional chili powder if needed. Once the cheese has melted remove the skillet from the oven and serve.
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