Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

It’s time to figure out what we’re making for dinner! One of my favorite things to do is look around on Pinterest and see what recipes are out there for me to try, among other things. I’m sure I’m not the only one!

Check out this recipe that might be helpful tonight:

Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

20 minute meal! These Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic option when you need a quick dinner recipe. 226 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

These Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic option when you need a quick dinner recipe. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 226
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin’ Canuck


2 medium sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin divided
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 pound lean (93%) ground turkey
4 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup grated pepper Jack cheese
2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley


  • Pierce the sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Cook in the microwave on HIGH until tender when pierced with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Let the potatoes rest until cool enough to handle.
  • Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop the flesh out of the potatoes and place in a medium-sized bowl. Reserve the skins. With the back of a fork, mash the potato flesh until most lumps are gone. Stir in the olive oil, ½ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoons salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Divide the mashed sweet potato evenly between the potato skins. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, remaining ¾ teaspoon cumin, oregano, paprika, and remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the crushed tomatoes.
  • Preheat the broiler. Spoon the turkey mixture into each sweet potato skin. Top each with 1 tablespoon grated cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds. Garnish with parsley. Serve.

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: .6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 428mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g