Quick Ground Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Meal Prep

Ground turkey stuffed sweet potatoes with black beans for a high protein and high fiber meal prep providing 42 g protein per meal.

Quick ground turkey stuffed sweet potatoes

Why You’ll Love Ground Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes, but they can take a long time to bake in the oven. When I want a baked sweet potato fast, I just microwave it and it’s ready in about 5 minutes. Super easy and the perfect minimal meal prep hack!

Canned black beans are another easy meal prep ingredient. Drain and they are ready to go. Black beans provide protein and fiber to keep you feeling satisfied and full longer. If you want to limit your sodium intake, then look for no salt added canned beans.

The ground turkey is the only real prep for this ground turkey stuffed sweet potato meal. Cook on the stove and add cumin and chili pepper. Ground turkey plus the black beans makes this a high protein meal with 42 g protein per serving.

Ingredients

  • Ground turkey: the main protein source. Can also use ground beef.
  • Cumin and chili powder: adds flavor, use more if you like spice.
  • Sweet potato: provides fiber, potassium, and vitamins A, several B, and C.
  • Black beans: good source of protein, fiber, folate, and iron.

How to Make Ground Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

In a medium skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Add ground turkey, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until turkey is browned. Crumble into smaller pieces while it cooks.

Wash sweet potato. Pierce it with a fork about 4 times. Microwave sweet potato on a plate for 5 minutes. Check tenderness by piercing with a knife to see if there is any resistance. If none, cut in half and check the sides for any hard spots. If there are hard spots or resistance, continue to microwave in 30 second increments until desired tenderness. Let cool before peeling off skin, if desired. Skin should peel off somewhat easily.

Drain canned beans. Assemble meals into 3 containers. Divide the sweet potato, black beans, and turkey evenly. Add your favorite toppings like avocado, shredded cheese, and salsa.

ground turkey stuffed sweet potatoes meal prep

Toppings

Add your favorite toppings. Here are some of mine:

  • Avocado or Trader Joe’s Avocado’s Number Guacamole to Go
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Plain Greek yogurt

Tips

  • Let the sweet potato cool before removing skin. When the sweet potato is fully cooked, the skin should peel off somewhat easily. It will be hot out of the microwave, so let it cool down first.  

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Quick ground turkey stuffed sweet potatoes

Quick Ground Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Meal Prep

Ground turkey stuffed sweet potatoes with black beans for a high protein and high fiber meal prep providing 42 g protein per meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 531 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 oz ground turkey 93/7%
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 sweet potato ~400 g
  • 15 oz black beans, canned

Instructions
 

  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Add ground turkey, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until turkey is browned. Crumble into smaller pieces while it cooks.
  • Wash sweet potato. Pierce it with a fork about 4 times.
  • Microwave sweet potato on a plate for 5 minutes. Check tenderness by piercing with a knife to see if there is any resistance. If none, cut in half and check the sides for any hard spots. If there are hard spots or resistance, continue to microwave in 30 second increments until desired tenderness. Let cool before peeling off skin, if desired. Skin should peel off somewhat easily.
  • Drain canned beans.
  • Assemble into 3 meal prep containers. Divide the sweet potato, black beans, and turkey evenly. Add your favorite toppings.

Notes

  • Let the sweet potato cool before removing skin. When the sweet potato is fully cooked, the skin should peel off somewhat easily. It will be hot out of the microwave, so let it cool down first.
 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcalCarbohydrates: 52.5gProtein: 42gFat: 17gFiber: 11g
Keyword high protein, meal prep, quick
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