Sweet Potato Boats

Sweet Potato Boats

Sweet Potato Boats

This is a very versatile recipe. You can use these to fill any type of starchy vegetable, or simply use the ground meat mixture as meal prep for the rest of the week. You can add the mixture to rice, pasta, tacos, wraps, etc.

1 Serving of Ground Turkey Mixture:

Calories: 198 kcal

Fat: 7.9 g

Carbohydrates: 13.2 g

Sugar: 3.4 g

Protein: 19.7 g

Sodium: 200.9 mg

1 Serving of Ground Turkey Mixture including Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese:

Calories: 346 kcal

Fat: 11 g

Carbohydrates: 38 g

Sugar: 3.4 g

Protein: 25 g

Sodium: 307 mg


900 grams of extra lean ground turkey

1.5 cups low-sodium black beans

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

1 medium zucchini, diced

1 medium white onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1.5 cups roasted corn

2-3 celery stalks, diced

1 medium green onion (optional, for topping)

15 g goat cheese

1 medium sweet potato (approximately 200 g)

Non-stick spray (I used avocado oil spray)

2 tablespoon cooking oil of choice (I used extra-virgin olive oil)

Homemade taco seasoning (1 tablespoon each of):

Garlic powder, paprika, ground cumin, oregano, chili powder


Preheat oven to 425.

Poke a couple of holes into your sweet potato with a fork to make sure it cooks evenly.

Add the sweet potato and corn to a baking sheet and spray with avocado oil for approximately 30 mins, or until the corn is roasted.

Heat a pan to medium heat and add olive oil.

Add the ground turkey and continue cooking until it gets a golden colour. Mash into smaller pieces as it cooks.

Once the ground turkey is cooked, set it aside. Heat the other tablespoon of olive oil in the same pan.

Add the onion, zucchini, and celery and sauté until they start to soften. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute or until the garlic becomes fragrant.

Add the tomato paste, stir until mixed through.

Add the ground turkey back in, with the chicken stock and bring the stock to a boil. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat and continue to let it simmer.

Once you have taken the corn out of the oven, run your knife vertically along the sides of the corn to remove the corn from the cob.

Add the corn, black beans and tomatoes, cook for 2-3 minutes to heat the beans. Mix well.

Make a slit length-wise in your sweet potato with your knife, only going about halfway down to the bottom to make sure it stays together.

Add your ground turkey mixture to the centre of the sweet potato.

Place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked through.

Optional: Top with your favourite cheese and/or green onions.

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