So the houseguests have left and the table has been cleared. The hustle bustle of Christmas shopping is upon us which leaves one big question- what to do with all of this left over turkey?! Well, lucky for you I have this awesome recipe that is my absolute favorite way to use up that leftover meat. Not only is it absolutely delicious, healthy (because I don’t know about you, but my pie-to-veggie ratio might be a little bit skewed at this point in time), and super easy to prepare!
EASY Sweet Potato Turkey Skillet
3 small or 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
1 pound cooked, leftover turkey meat
1 yellow bell pepper
1 cup onion, diced
½ cup mozzarella, shredded
½ cup water
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1.5 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
In a large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute and then add turkey. Use a wooden spoon to break apart meat and continue cooking approximately 8 minutes until heated through.
Add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to incorporate.
Add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add diced sweet potato and water. Stir and cover with a lid for approximately 6-8 minutes until the sweet potatoes soften. Add additional water during this process if needed to keep the meat from drying out.
Remove lid and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Top with shredded mozzarella and allow it to melt. Remove skillet from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.