Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


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


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cumin, divided
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 3/4 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp 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.

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