Turkey and Potato Skillet

Mar 28, 2012 by

I’ve wanted to do a one-pot dish for some time now. I was tired of using ground turkey the same way all the time. Needless to say, it gets a little boring for everyone. Something new was definitely needed! Balance is always my goal, so there’s a good ratio of protein, starch and greens… and some sweet corn too, to brighten it up a bit. I love that the ingredients are what we know and love and that the recipe can be tweaked as needed. A versatile recipe is a good recipe. I also wanted a sweet sauce in the mix, to give a constant flavour throughout the entire dish, but not overpowering it. I’ve made this dish twice and I’m happy enough with the result to share with you here. It’s funny – when I’m freestyle cooking, I really need to write down what I do. The second time I made this I was hoping I got it right so that it would turn out just as good as it did the first time!


Turkey, White Potato, Sweet Potato, Sweet Peas



Turkey and Potato Skillet

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 2 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Ketchup (Or regular Ketchup is fine)
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Large sweet Potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Large While Potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Cup Sweet Peas, thawed from frozen (or canned if you like)
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Corn, thawed from frozen (or canned if you like)


  1. In a hot skillet, add olive oil
  2. Add Onion, sauté until softened
  3. Add garlic, stir until softened
  4. Add Ground Turkey and use a spoon to break into small chunks
  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper, Thyme and Oregano. Stir to incorporate
  6. Brown the turkey for about 8 minutes on a medium-high heat
  7. In a small bowl or measuring cup, add ketchup, sugar, vinegar and broth
  8. Mix with a spoon until a smooth consistency is achieved
  9. Pour over the turkey, stirring to combine
  10. Add cubed potatoes, stir and cover over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fully cooked
  11. Add the corn and peas and cover for another 5 minutes
  12. Stir to combine

Aside from the subtle sweetness of this dish, the colours are so appealing to me. I think I’m addicted to green. There HAS to be something green in my plate. I love sweet potatoes. White potato – not so much, but each has its special place in my diet. I was happy to join the two for this Turkey and Potato Skillet dish.


Turkey and Potatoes in skillet



Turkey and Potato Skillet



This was so easy to make and filled with colourful goodness. Perfect for a mid-week dinner!


Happy Wednesday!







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  1. Sounds like an easy dish to make but very tasteful! It looks great too, with all the colours.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. this looks so yummy! thanks for sharing this!

  3. Now this is something I’m really going to try Lyn, but since I do not like Turkey, I will substitute it with Chicken!Looks absolutely delicious with all the lovely and flavorful ingredients in there :)Thanks for sharing!!

    • Hi Soni! I’m sure ground chicken would absorb the flavour just as well. Thank you so much and I’m glad you’ll try this recipe :-)

  4. One pot dishes rock! A colourful dish means a healthy dish! Great one Lyn!

    • Thanks CD! I agree, many colours are a good sign that there’s a great healthy element to the meal!

  5. What a great comforting dish! I want to eat with rice! This has veggies and meat and very nice week night meal! The flavor is more complex than I imagined and definitely sounds delish! You take great food pictures Lyn!!

  6. Amelia

    Just made this tonight and it was delicious!


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