Thanksgiving (in a skillet)



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Do you love all the flavors of Thanksgiving as much as I do… but you’d rather have them all together instead of separate (just me??) Or how about enjoying the flavors any time of the year… in one SUPER easy weeknight dinner? Now I’ve got you, right?! This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving season- because all of the ingredients are readily available, but really, you can make it any time of the year and it’s got all those Thanksgiving flavors all wrapped up into one delicious skillet meal. Let’s dig in!

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Thanksgiving (in a skillet)

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp butter

1 small onion, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb ground turkey

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp dried oregano

freshly cracked black pepper

3 tbsp chopped fresh sage

1 1/2 cups diced sweet potatoes

4 oz (about 1 1/4 cup) fresh cranberries (or use 1/2 cup dried)

1/2 cup broth


  1. Heat a large high-sided skillet or brasier over medium heat. Add olive oil and butter and stir to melt.

  2. Add in diced onion and celery and cook until translucent. Stir in garlic.

  3. Add turkey and season with salt, dried herbs and a little cracked black pepper. Cook until no longer pink.

  4. Stir in fresh sage, and top with sweet potatoes and cranberries.

  5. Pour broth over top, cover and let cook until sweet potatoes are fork-tender, about 10-12 minutes.

  6. Remove cover and let cook until most liquid has evaporated. Season to taste and serve warm- we love it with a side of roasted brussels sprouts to round out the Thanksgiving flavors!


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