Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with Apples and Cranberries (Paleo, AIP)

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with Apples and Cranberries (Paleo, AIP)

Fall is here and Thanksgiving is on the way. Warm comforting dishes like this AIP Paleo ground turkey skillet make the season all the more enjoyable. This recipe with its turkey, sweet potatoes, apples, and cranberries is to me like Thanksgiving in a bowl. It's the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors all in one. My husband says it tastes like stuffing but without the bread.

What to do if you can't find AIP compliant dried cranberries

A lot of times dried cranberries have oils or preservatives that are not AIP or even basic Paleo compliant. If you can't find AIP compliant dried cranberries, raisins work well as a substitute. Another option is to buy fresh cranberries and make a basic AIP cranberry sauce the then add to the meal; this could be mixed in or served on top. 

Toppings/Garnish

Garnish with fresh rosemary. If not doing AIP this would be really good topped with pecans or any other nut. 

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I hope you enjoy the recipe. If you made it, please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought! 

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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with Apples and Cranberries (Paleo, AIP)

This comforting dish with its mixture of savory and sweet flavors is like Thanksgiving in a bowl. You'll love it.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: AIP, apple, Paleo,, sweet potato, turkey
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 small sweet potato, cut into 1/4 in cubes
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Sauce

Garnish

  • Fresh rosemary to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and add diced onions, celery, and garlic. Sautee for 1-2 minutes until slightly browned.
  • Add in ground turkey cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Adjust heat down to medium. Next, add in apples, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and seasonings. Continue to stir frequently and cook until turkey is browned and vegetables are tender. Reduce heat to low.

Sauce

  • In a separate medium-sized pan over medium heat, add 1/2 of coconut oil, onions, and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes until slightly browned.
  • Add in all other sauce ingredients, stirring frequently until it comes to a slight simmer, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over the turkey mixture and stir until well-combined.
  • Serve garnished with fresh rosemary.

Notes

Optional topping (if not doing AIP): Pecans or other nuts
This recipe makes 5-6 1 cup sevings. 
If you can't find AIP compliant dried cranberries, consider subbing in raisins or using fresh cranberries prepared as a sauce served over the top of the turkey mixture. 
This will keep fresh in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for at least 3-4 days. 



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