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Tex Mex Sweet Potato Turkey Taco Pie Recipe

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If there was a thing I’m famous for in my local community (I’m not, but IF I WAS), it would be this recipe! I have doubled or tripled this recipe for dozens of events, made it for plenty of postpartum mamas (including myself- it freezes GREAT), and passed off the recipe again and again. It’s been in my repertoire since my personal chef days, and it’s needed a little bit of a blog makeover for about three years… so here it is (finally!).

I know the combo of sweet potatoes + turkey + taco seasoning might seem a bit odd… but TRUST. The sweet/savory combo makes this dish- and it’s super kid-friendly (we leave the jalapeños off half, and keep the spices mild. Other than that- this baby is on our meal plan at least every other month, we love it so! I know you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Freezer Note:Freeze prepped but not cooked. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, followed by foil. De-frost completely and remove covering before heating, 20-30 minutes at 375. Broil if desired to melt cheese.

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Tex Mex Sweet Potato Turkey Taco Pie Recipe

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

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1/2 tbsp oil of choice

1 small onion, diced

1 small bell pepper, diced

1 lb. ground turkey (beef works here, too)

1 batch taco seasoning (or 2 tsp chili powder + 1 tsp cumin + 1/2 tsp oregano)

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

butter (optional)

sea salt as needed

1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese (optional)

4 medium jalapeños, sliced thin (optional)

Taco Seasoning Mix (enough for 1 batch):

  • 2 tsp chili powder ⁠
  • 1 tsp cumin ⁠
  • 1 tsp oregano ⁠
  • 1 tsp garlic powder ⁠
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt ⁠
  • 1/2 tsp paprika ⁠
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder ⁠
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander⁠
  • add an extra punch: 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Heat oil to medium. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until translucent.
  2. Add ground turkey and taco seasoning and cook until turkey is brown throughout.
  3. Meanwhile, steam or boil sweet potatoes until soft. Drain well.
  4. Mash sweet potatoes with sea salt and butter if using until smooth.
  5. In an 8×8 baking dish, layer turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, cheese if using and jalapeños.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, until hot throughout. If desired, broil in last 2-3 minutes to brown cheese before serving. Re-heats well as a meal prep item!

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