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Whether you follow a paleo diet or not, this ground turkey and sweet potato skillet is still a delicious meal! Plus you can have a complete meal on the table in under 30 minute (yes, that include prep time too!). Let’s get right into it…

Start out by washing and peeling your sweet potato. Then chop it into small chunks. The size of these chunks are pretty important, if they are too large, then they will take longer to cook and you run the risk of drying out the meal. I cut mine into about 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside and then wash, core, and chop your pepper, and then peel and chop your onion. Or you can be lazy like me and buy pre-diced onion at the store…

Now let’s get cooking! Pour your olive oil into a large pan on the stove and heat over medium-high heat. Add your ground turkey and minced garlic, and cook until the turkey is brown (8-10 minutes).

ground turkey and garlic

Add the chopped pepper and onion and cook for another 3 minutes. Add in your spices and mix well.

turkey, peppers, and onions

Then add in the chopped sweet potato and water. Cover the pan and let it cook until the sweet potato is soft, about 10 minutes. (This could be longer if your sweet potato chunks are larger). Keep an eye on the mixture and add more water if it starts to look dry.

turkey, peppers, onions, and sweet potato

Serve immediately or store in the fridge up to 5 days. If you’re not following a strict paleo diet, try topping it with mozzarella cheese for even more delicious flavor!

Yield: 4 servings

Paleo Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet

turkey and sweet potato skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1.5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 7oz diced onion
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Start by prepping your produce. Wash, peel, and chop your sweet potatoes into small pieces (~1/2 inch chunks). Then wash, core, and chop your bell pepper. Finish by peeling and chopping your onion. Set all of this aside.
  2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the ground turkey and garlic. Cook until the ground turkey is brown, about 10 minutes, making sure to break the turkey into small pieces.
  3. Add in the chopped onion and bell pepper, and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add in the seasonings, and mix well. Then add in the sweet potato and water. Stir everything together, and then cover the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the sweet potato is soft. Keep an eye on it and add more water if the mixture starts to look dry.
  5. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge up to 5 days


Top with shredded mozzarella cheese if you're not following a strict paleo diet

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 355Total Fat 12.9gSaturated Fat 2.8gCholesterol 91mgSodium 469mgCarbohydrates 37.3gFiber 6.2gSugar 8.7gProtein 25.2g



  1. Turkey is my favorite meat! I love having it in soups and dishes like this. This also seems like something that could totally be meal prepped. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds very tasty, I love sweet potato! This might even get my kids to eat sweet potato. Have saved this one.

  3. I don’t follow a Paleo diet, but I did just buy from Sam’s club 4 pounds of ground turkey and I was looking for different recipes to try. This sounds delicious!!

  4. I am just gearing up to go Paleo and this recipe looks wonderful and so healthy! Menopause weight gain…look out!! 🙂

  5. I am getting so sick of the same ground turkey recipes so I love this! Something different and looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thank you for this great post. Your ketchup recipe is a staple in my kitchen! I just made another batch yesterday 🙂

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