Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
Baked sweet potatoes filled with delicious chili- and cumin-spiced ground turkey and all your favorite taco toppings! 387 calories or 7 WW points. Think of the sweet potato almost like a healthy taco shell of sorts, and fill it with all of your favorite toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, sour cream, salsa, avocado...anything you want!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 1 lb ground turkey see recipe notes below
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- Toppings: fresh cilantro finely diced red onion, salsa, sour cream, etc. (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Prick each one several times with a fork then place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until soft and a fork can easily be inserted into the center of the largest one, 45 to 55 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne, salt, and brown sugar.
Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it browns, until no longer pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the spice mixture, tomato paste, and water, stirring well. Bring the skillet to a simmer, lower the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and let cook, stirring occasionally, until the turkey meat has absorbed almost all of the liquid, about 10 minutes.
Cut the sweet potatoes open and use a fork to lightly mash the insides. Plate each potato, spoon the turkey meat evenly among them, and top each with 2 tablespoons of cheese, fresh cilantro, red onion, and/or any other toppings you like!
1 stuffed potato using 93% lean ground turkey:
11 WW Freestyle points
387 calories, 40g carbs, 13g fat, 29g protein, 312mg sodium, 11g sugar
1 stuffed potato using 99% lean ground turkey:
7 WW Freestyle points
347 calories, 40g carbs, 6g fat, 35g protein, 282mg sodium, 11g sugar
I like to use 93% lean ground turkey because it’s significantly less dry than 99% lean, but if you’re looking to save a few calories, or Weight Watchers points (since the 99% lean is 0 points), you certainly can. Consider adding a few tablespoons more water to your skillet (or even a little salsa), if you notice the turkey drying out.
Turkey taco meat recipe adapted from All Recipes