Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Are you looking for a dish that's both comforting and healthy? Make these delicious turkey taco stuffed sweet potatoes. Ground turkey is lighter than ground beef, while sweet potatoes offer a tasty twist to the usual white spuds. (Bonus: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and fiber too). Add your favorite taco toppings and you have a delicious weeknight meal.

Turkey taco stuffed sweet potatoes

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Things You\’ll Need

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 1/4 cup water or broth

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese

  • Avocado, lime juice and parsley or cilantro (for topping)

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Ingredients for turkey taco stuffed sweet potatoes


The last eight ingredients are for the homemade taco seasoning. You can use a 1-ounce packet of taco seasoning in place of these spices.

Step 1

Heat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Prick the potatoes with a fork to let steam escape as they bake. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until soft and easily pierced with a fork.

Bake sweet potatoes

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine all the taco seasoning ingredients.

Mix taco seasoning ingredients

Step 3

Start cooking the turkey about 20 minutes before the sweet potatoes are ready. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onions and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Cook onions and garlic

Step 4

Add the ground turkey. Break up the meat with a spatula and cook until no longer pink.

Cook ground turkey

Step 5

Add the taco seasoning, salsa, cornstarch and water.

Add salsa and taco seasoning

Mix well and cook for about 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Cook until sauce thickens

Step 6

Remove the baked sweet potatoes from the oven. Slice each potato in half lengthwise.

Slice sweet potatoes in half

Step 7

For each half, scoop out about 1/3 of the flesh. You can also press down on the flesh to make room for the filling.

Scoop out some of the sweet potato

Step 8

Top each potato half with turkey taco meat.

Add turkey to sweet potatoes

Step 9

Garnish with shredded cheese, mashed avocado, lime juice and fresh parsley or cilantro. You can also add more salsa or a drizzle of hot sauce. Enjoy!

Completed turkey taco stuffed sweet potatoes

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