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Avocado & Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato

Dinner  |  Published on Jan 27, 2018  |  Last modified on Oct 19, 2019

Avocado and Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato - heart healthy meal that takes less than an hour to make! |Krollskorner.com

My favorite weeknight go-to dinner, Avocado Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato!

This recipe puts a fun twist on a traditional baked potato with sloppy joe mix. I love how colorful this meal is and how it is loaded with healthy fats, low in sodium, and high in protein. This is one of my “go-to” dinner options because it is easy, healthy, and down right delicious. 

I always find ways to add avocado to my meals and a site I visit often is: http://www.avocadocentral.com/loveonetoday. They have great recipes with using Hass avocados and nutritional information on their website. As you most likely are aware of, avocados contain the “healthy” type of fat. 

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Avocado and Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato - heart healthy meal that takes less than an hour to make! |Krollskorner.com

“The avocado is virtually the only fruit that has monounsaturated fat.”

Avocado and Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato - heart healthy meal that takes less than an hour to make! |Krollskorner.com

Avocados contribute good fats to one’s diet, providing 3 grams monounsaturated fat and 0.5 polyunsaturated grams fat per 1-oz. serving.

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Also, avocados are cholesterol- and sodium-free, and more than 50 percent of the fruit’s fat content comes from monounsaturated fats.

Avocado and Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato - heart healthy meal that takes less than an hour to make! |Krollskorner.com

Avocado Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potato

My FAVORITE go to dinner – easy, healthy and completely satisfying. 
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Tawnie Kroll

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Hass avocado halved, seeded, and diced
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. red pepper chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano, dried
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 16 oz. (1 lb.) package ground turkey meat
  • 1 14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (or white cheddar), grated optional

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • With a fork, pierce sweet potatoes all over several times. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil; bake until soft and fork tender, about 45 minutes. OR pierce with fork and cook in your microwave until soft & tender (I liked to wrap mine in a paper towel). All microwaves vary on cook time. 
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic powder, red pepper chili flakes, cumin, oregano and salt.
  • Add ground turkey; cook, stirring and breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in avocado (or just garnish when ready to serve). Slice baked sweet potatoes lengthwise just until open. Fill with turkey mixture. Top with cheese & additional avocado. 
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Notes

Optional: 1 fresh jalapeno!
Adapted from avocadocentral.com

 

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