Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Bake

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato bake is the perfect healthy dinner recipe! This easy casserole is made with sweet potato, ground turkey, zucchini, parmesan cheese, and simple seasonings.

It’s a low effort, gluten free meal loaded with protein and veggies. A delicious dinner that makes you feel your best too!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients needed for Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Bake…

This simple dinner calls for only a few healthy and minimal ingredients! It is a completely gluten free recipe loaded with protein and veggies. A delicious dinner that makes you feel your best too!

  • Ground Turkey: Ground turkey is the protein source in this recipe. You’ll need 1 lb.
  • Sweet Potato: Sweet potato is an absolutely delicious and satisfying addition to this dish. It works perfectly with the rest of the flavors here! Add 2 sweet potatoes.
  • Zucchini: 2 zucchinis are used in this recipe. It’s a vegetable that goes with everything and this Ground Turkey Sweet Potato casserole is no exception!
  • Parmesan Cheese: I am a firm believer that everything tastes better with some cheese on top! You’ll need 2/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese here.
  • Olive Oil: 5 tbsp olive oil is used throughout this healthy dish.
  • Garlic Powder & Rosemary: I am all about simple when it comes to recipes, especially the seasonings & spices. So all you need here is 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp rosemary. Simple, but delicious!
  • Salt & Pepper: Add lots of salt & pepper to taste!
Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Recipe

How to make this Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Recipe…

This quick and easy recipe is super low effort! Not much active cooking is required … simply chop the veggies, brown the ground turkey, and toss in the oven to bake to perfection.

First set the oven to 400 degrees.

Start by peeling and chopping the sweet potatoes. Place in a large baking dish and toss with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes.

While the sweet potatoes are in the oven, brown the ground turkey in a pan. Sauté with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Next chop the zucchini.  Cut into slices and then quarter the slices. Remove the sweet potato from the oven.

Add in the cooked ground turkey and chopped zucchini. Combine.Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Add in an additional 2 tbsp olive oil, combine evenly, and top with the shredded parmesan cheese.Bake for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato

Customizations & Additions to Healthy Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Dinner…

Here are some delicious customizations, additions, and swap ideas!

  • Switch up the protein! Use ground beef, chicken, or sausage in place of the ground turkey.
  • Add different veggies! I think broccoli and bell pepper would both be tasty additions or replacements of the zucchini in this healthy dinner recipe.
  • Cheese, cheese, & more cheese! I love parmesan cheese in this recipe, but you could choose whichever cheese you’d like. And more of it of course!
  • Spice it up! I kept the seasonings in this very simple because I wanted the dish to to be simple, but feel free to spice it up. Add more seasonings, spices, or even the fresh herbs of your choice!
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole

How to best enjoy Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole…

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole can be enjoyed in so many delicious ways!

You can serve simply as is – add some more cheese, salt, and pepper on top for an easy dinner. Or add some extra flavor with marinara sauce or hot sauce!

But one of my personal favorite ways to enjoy this healthy ground turkey dish is as leftovers the next morning. Just heat up some of the casserole in a pan and top with a runny egg … it’s the perfect satisfying, veggie-filled breakfast!

Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Recipe

Storing this Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Bake…

Store this ground turkey sweet potato recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for about 1 week to 10 days!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato

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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Bake

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato bake is the perfect healthy dinner recipe! This easy casserole is made with sweet potato, ground turkey, zucchini, parmesan cheese, and simple seasonings. It’s a low effort, gluten free meal loaded with protein and veggies. A delicious dinner that makes you feel your best too!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 45 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 small zucchini 
  • 2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp rosemary 
  • 5 tbsp olive oil 
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Start by peeling and chopping the sweet potatoes. Place in a large baking dish and toss with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are in the oven, brown the ground turkey in a pan. Sauté with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  5. Next chop the zucchini.  Cut into slices and then quarter the slices.
  6. Remove the sweet potato from the oven. Add in the cooked ground turkey and chopped zucchini. Combine.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven. Add in an additional 2 tbsp olive oil, combine evenly, and top with the shredded parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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28 Comments

  1. Love this dish so much. I have made it for at least 3 times already, healthy, filling, good for meal prep. Super delicious 🤤

  2. This was delicious! The sweet potato & zucchini pair so nice together. The sweet potato added just the perfect amount of sweetness. This will be going into the meal rotation.

  3. We love this! On try #3 we added butternut squash. So GOOD! We’ve forwarded this recipe to so many friends and family. Perfect for fall!

  4. My husband and myself are in love with this recipe. I’ve literally made it 3 times in the last two weeks. Perfect for meal prep for work!!!

  5. Judy Starasinic

    Easy to make. Pretty good! I added mushrooms and next time I’ll add onions, only because we love them. The sweet potatoes really make this. Very flavorful. I will definitely make it again!

  6. What a wonderful healthy dinner! Next time I wouldn’t bake the ground turkey, just the zucchini! I only cooked it about 35 minutes total. We loved this!

  7. Suzanne Pavlack

    Delicious! Curious about nutritional details for this?

    • I just put this in my nutrition calculator and here’s the results for the full recipe which is 1,122.7 grams.
      Calories 1940.5 kcal
      Total Fat 128.1 g
      Saturated Fat 34.5 g
      Trans Fat 1.4 g
      Cholesterol 380.4 mg
      Sodium 1750.3 mg
      Total Carbohydrate 67.1 g
      Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
      Sugars 20.1 g
      Protein 132.4 g
      Vitamin A 38,467.18 IU
      Vitamin C 49.22 mg
      Calcium 1,395.44 mg
      Iron 9.2 mg

  8. Tifferdoodle

    This was amazing! My husband and I loved it. I added green bell pepper and did 1 zucchini and 1 yellow squash to add some color. I will deffinitly be making this again.

  9. Menu planning. This is making the list.

  10. Can you make this ahead of time?

  11. Do you have the nutrition information for this recipe? I track macros and this would be super helpful.

    • I just put this in my nutrition calculator and here’s the results for the full recipe which is 1,122.7 grams.
      Calories 1940.5 kcal
      Total Fat 128.1 g
      Saturated Fat 34.5 g
      Trans Fat 1.4 g
      Cholesterol 380.4 mg
      Sodium 1750.3 mg
      Total Carbohydrate 67.1 g
      Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
      Sugars 20.1 g
      Protein 132.4 g
      Vitamin A 38,467.18 IU
      Vitamin C 49.22 mg
      Calcium 1,395.44 mg
      Iron 9.2 mg

  12. Diane morris

    Super healthy and delicious, thank you

  13. This looks so good! I wouldn’t have thought to put these flavors together!

  14. Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

  15. I must say, this was excellent. I was really worried about it being dry but it was not at all. Seasoned absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing

  16. Tammy Donegan

    Great recipe! I added a can of black beans to stretch it for 2 nights. Tasted just as good, or even better than the first night!

  17. Could you use frozen sweet potatoes instead?

  18. I made this last night and it’s so simple yet absolutely amazing! My whole family enjoyed, and I will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

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