Servings
1
Cook Time
5
Prep Time
15

Sweet potatoes and turkey are generally reserved for Thanksgiving, but this healthy, stuffed sweet potato will have you craving them all year long.

Nutrition (per serving)

440 calories; 37g protein; 46g carbs; 12g fat

Makes 1 Servings
Prep Time: 
15
Cook Time: 
5
Ingredients 
1 medium sweet potato
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp for sautéing
1 tsp sea salt
1 dash garlic powder
1/4 cup finely sliced sweet onion
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
1 slice turkey bacon, uncured, nitrate-free, sliced into thin 1-inch strips
6 oz ground turkey, 93% fat-free
1 cup chopped kale
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Pinch of black pepper
How to make it 

Preheat oven to 425°. Wash sweet potato, and coat with 1 tsp olive oil, sea salt, and garlic powder. Bake sweet potato for 45 to 50 minutes. It’s done when a fork can pierce the skin easily. Let cool for 10 minutes.

While sweet potato is baking, place a large skillet on medium heat, and add 1 Tbsp olive oil, onion, garlic, and turkey bacon. Let onions caramelize for about 3 minutes. Then mix in ground turkey.

Once turkey begins to lightly brown on the edges, add kale, paprika, and pepper. Stir, and cover for about 5 minutes to let kale wilt and the flavors develop.

When potato has cooled, carefully cut off a thin layer on top. Scoop out about 2 oz of potato, forming a hole in the middle.

Spoon turkey mixture in the hole, and serve.