One-Pan Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

One of the meals that my mom used to cook for me and my siblings is called “giniling.”  The word “giniling” litteraly means ground/grind because of the main ingredient which is the ground meat.

She used to cook this for us, because when we were kids, my siblings wouldn’t eat vegetables.  So, she would mince the carrots and potatoes and mix them it in with the meat.  This way my siblings were tricked as as she served it with a bunch of rice.

We loved this meal and it is still one of our favorites.

As my new family is embarking on new challenges lately, I’ve been cooking meals that are low-carb or Paleo Diet meals.

For over a month now, we’ve been enjoying this Paleo journey as it is a healthy way to eat while still enjoying your favorite foods.


This is an easy sautéed turkey with sweet potatoes and spinach recipe.

Very easy to make with 5 ingredients and good for lunch or dinner.

One Pan Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 small Red onion diced
  • 1 lb Lean ground turkey
  • 1 whole sweet potato cut into chunks
  • 3-4 cups spinach
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Mccormick Grill Mates Barbecue Seasoning
  • Parsley optional for garnish


  1. Warm the olive oil in the skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add red onions and saute until translucent.

  3. Add the ground turkey, browning and breaking up until no longer pink.

  4. Add sweet potatoes and cover the skillet.

  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.

  6. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. 

  7. Garnish with parsley (optional)

When life is too busy, I cut the sweet potato and the red onions ahead of time.  I put it in a ziplock and place it in a fridge.  Then it’ll be ready to cook the following day.

Easy peasy and healthy.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to snap a photo and hashtag it with #richandsweetlife . I would love to see how yours turn out.

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