Sweet Potato Turkey Dinner in a Skillet

This sweet potato turkey dinner in a skillet is a dinner idea that’s as healthy as it is delicious. It’s the kind of simple tasty recipe your whole family will love. Every time I make it it’s a big hit with mine.

Sweet Potato Turkey Dinner Skillet

Tasty Turkey Tenderloin & Sweet Potato Skillet

It’s based on a recipe I found in the Betty Crocker’s Healthy New Choices Cookbook

Skinny on Sweet Potato Turkey Dinner Skillet

I modified this sweet potato turkey dinner in a skillet to make it more fresh & tasty. I replaced fresh sweet potatoes for canned, which are fine. But I had fresh in the pantry. And I went lighter on the butter and maple syrup to decrease the fat and calories a bit, to be a little more Weight Watchers friendly.


Sweet Potato Turkey Dinner
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This sweet potato turkey dinner in a skillet makes a delicious quick easy healthy dinner that reminds me of Thanksgiving.
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound turkey breast tenderloin
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 - 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  1. Spray a 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium heat. Place the turkey tenderloin in the skillet and cook it until brown on one side, about 2-1/2 minutes. Turn it and brown the other side for about 2-1/2 minutes.
  2. While the turkey is cooking, place the cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup, margarine and cinnamon in a small saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Arrange sweet potatoes around the turkey in the skillet. Pour the orange juice mixture over the turkey and potatoes.
  4. Cover and turn the heat to low. Cook over low heat for about 15 minutes. Uncover and cook about 5 minutes longer or until sauce is slightly thickened, the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife and the juice of turkey is no longer pink when the center of thickest piece is cut.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional estimates per serving (1/4 of turkey and sweet potatoes): 355 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat fat, 50mg cholesterol, 30g protein, 45g carbs, 89mg sodium, 5g fiber, 8 WW Points+

Source: adapted from Betty Crocker’s Healthy New Choices Cookbook

If you liked this sweet potato turkey dinner you might also like:

Slow Cooker Braised chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Black Bean Chili
Curried Sweet Potatoes with Green Peas

*PointsPlus® for sweet potato turkey dinner skillet calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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