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Sweet Potato And Ground Turkey Skillet

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When it comes to whipping up quick, yummy dinners, it’s easy to fall into a rut, making the same thing over and over again until you’re completely sick of it. Which is why we’re so hung up on having tons of options in our back pocket on those nights when we can’t think of what to make. Here, we’ve got a harvest skillet that’s chock full of fall flavors you won’t want to miss. We realized we typically go for beef or chicken skillets, so it was high time we remedied that by making a ground turkey skillet. Turkey meat is low in fat and calories, and high in protein, making it a great choice for a healthy dinner.

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To that, we added diced sweet potato for great added texture and flavor, and herb-seasoned stuffing to top things off. (Feel free to leave the stuffing out if you’re focused on keeping it super healthy, but including it is so, so yummy.) Rounding everything out is a flavorful pour of McCormick® Simply Better Turkey Gravy – this step is important. If you haven’t heard of it yet, this new McCormick gravy is ready-to-serve – and adds tons of flavor to whatever you’re cooking, without added MSG, gluten or any artificial flavors. In this specific dish, it adds depth of flavor and keeps both the turkey and the stuffing from drying out. That, along with the turkey, sweet potato and stuffing is a combo you just can’t beat!
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Sweet Potato Turkey Skillet

Serves: 4-6

Time to Prepare: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 (12 oz.) package McCormick Simply Better Turkey Gravy, as needed
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 (14 oz.) package herb-seasoned dry stuffing mix
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick ground thyme or thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick ground nutmeg
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced, garnish
  • fresh thyme, garnish

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onion for 5-6 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then add diced sweet potato and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  4. Add ground turkey, season generously with salt and pepper, then mix in thyme, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook turkey until browned, breaking up into clumps as you go.
  5. Stir in herb-seasoned stuffing, then pour in chicken stock and 1/4 cup gravy.
  6. Mix everything until combined, then cover and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until sweet potato has softened slightly and stuffing is puffed up and has absorbed most of the liquid.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed, then remove from heat and serve topped with gravy.
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