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Sweet Potato Turkey Bake

Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
This simple meal is a hearty turkey dinner recipe you can prepare in 30 minutes or less.


  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 lb 93/7 lean ground turkey
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups frozen kale
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 Tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a saucepan, prepare barley according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over high. Add sweet potatoes, turkey, rosemary & garlic. Cook 10 minutes or until turkey is cooked through, crumbling throughout. Add kale & stir to combine.
  3. Lightly coat a large casserole dish with cooking spray. Combine turkey mixture & barley in the skillet. Spread evenly in the casserole dish.
  4. In the saucepan, add flour, milk & broth. Whisk continuously until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of cheese and heat on low. Whisk until cheese is melted.
  5. Pour sauce over turkey mixture. Top with remaining cheese & bake 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbly & cheese is melted.


Don't like kale or want to switch it up? Use fresh or frozen spinach instead.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe
Serving size (314g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
    Total Sugars 4g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 27g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 6%
Calcium 344mg 25%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 817mg 15%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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